Tuesday, May 17, 2005

TV Turnoff Week Quotes

We cannot blame the schools alone for the dismal decline in SAT verbal scores.  When our kids come home from school do they pick up a book or do they sit glued to the tube, watching music videos?  Parents, don't make the mistake of thinking your kid only learns between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  ~George Bush No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.  ~Mary Wortley Montagu If you came and you found a strange man... teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you'd kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don't think twice about it.  ~Jerome Singer A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.  ~Paul Dudley White Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  ~Charles W. Eliot Television:  A medium - so called because it is neither rare nor well done.  ~Ernie Kovacs Television has changed a child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.  ~Author Unknown Today, watching television often means fighting, violence and foul language - and that's just deciding who gets to hold the remote control.  ~Donna Gephart Technology... is a queer thing.  It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.  ~C.P. Snow, New York Times, 15 March 1971 Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.  ~David Frost What is being lost is the magic of the word.  I am not an image person.  Imagery belongs to another civilization:  the caveman.  Caveman couldn't express himself so he put images on walls.  ~Elie Wiesel, 1995 Lord! when you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.  Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heave

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