Quotes and Sayings about Television



"People love coming on television, even if they have to show their miseries."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Love, People, Television)

"In my experience, problems most frequently arise from those who report for television, with little field experience in your area but an insatiable appetite for a sound bite."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Experience, Appetite, Problems, Sound, Television)

"Television probably has become the most evocative, widely observed signpost we have."
- Robert Adams
(Related: Television)

"Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film I've been involved with are pieces of work that I'm proud of, so I'm very happy for people to focus on them."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Work, People, Film, Focus, Television)

"I always say if you've seen good acting on television, those actors are really good. Because there's just not enough time. You don't have any preparation."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Time, Acting, Actors, Preparation, Television)

"I really love the process, with stage, of rehearsal, you get to create a character, and you have a beginning, a middle, and an end of story. And in television, you don't."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Love, Character, Beginning, End, Television)

"Right now, more people enjoy movies, music, television and movies than they do video games."
- J Allard
(Related: Movies, Music, People, Games, Now, Right, Television)

"The radio for these women is like television is for us today, which is really like looking at the radio."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Women, Television, Today)

"Imitation is the sincerest form of television."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Imitation, Television)

"Television is the triumph of machine over people."
- Fred Allen
(Related: People, Machine, Television)

"Television is a medium because anything well done is rare."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Television)

"Television is a device that permits people who haven't anything to do to watch people who can't do anything."
- Fred Allen
(Related: People, Television)

"Even as voters, we try to keep up with the guys as much as possible, mainly through television or ESPN."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Television)

"Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Life, Art, Television)

"In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Television)

"I was at a luncheon; and some cameras were trained on us. I dont' know whether they were for television or not. You know how little I know about cameras."
- June Allyson
(Related: Television)

"And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Journalism, Television, World)

"I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning to confront Vancouver's Jack Webster on television because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Ideas, Television)

"After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Being, Film, Focus, Television, Want, Years)

"I have this phobia: I don't like mirrors. And I don't watch myself on television. If anything comes on, I make them shut it off, or I leave the room."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Television)

"The sense of national catastrophe is inevitably heightened in a television age, when the whole country participates in it."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: Age, Country, Sense, Television)

"Anyway, that was the germ of the idea and of course... you know this was early days of sociology and whatever, especially on television."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Idea, Television)

"Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don't then you're a fool and you should be in a different business."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Business, People, Fool, Play, Police, Television)

"I don't think any industry was ever as closely scrutinized and written about and constantly in the public eye as television."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Eye, Public, Television)

"I had started calling her Lucy shortly after we met; I didn't like the name Lucille. That's how our television show was called I Love Lucy, not Lucille."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Love, Name, Television)

"I was interested in opera and it seemed to me that the only possible theatre for contemporary opera would be television. So I started working towards a kind of television kind of opera."
- Robert Ashley
(Related: Opera, Television, Theatre)

"When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Being, Coffee, Golf, Television)

"We still have a tradition certainly in English television; it's faded a bit in the last five years, but we still have a tradition where the important thing is the quality and the challenging nature of the programming."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Nature, Quality, English, Programming, Television, Tradition, Years)

"You know, it is a terrible thing to appear on television, because people think that you actually know what you're talking about."
- David Attenborough
(Related: People, Talking, Television)

"Television of course actually started in Britain in 1936, and it was a monopoly, and there was only one broadcaster and it operated on a license which is not the same as a government grant."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Government, Television)

"I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts."
- Bille August
(Related: Finance, Money, Film, Television)

"I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply because I don't watch television myself. I'm into movies."
- Bille August
(Related: Movies, Film, Television)

"We film in front of a live audience, and I was a theater actor before I got into television, so I like that."
- Jillian Bach
(Related: Actor, Film, Television, Theater)

"It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift, my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God, Bible, Spiritual, Talk, Television)

"I've directed a fair amount of television series - so I'm always trying to learn new things. One episode was all hand-held and I'm trying to get better at when you should do things and when you should just shut up and watch what the people are saying."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: People, Saying, Television, Trying)

"But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Movies, People, Fact, Magic, Television, Trying)

"A lot of the television industry is so cookie-cutter. In general, there are so many shows that are easy and bland to watch. You can tune in at any time and know exactly where you are in the story arc because it's pretty much the same every week."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: Time, Pretty, Television)

"Here we are in the 70's when everything really is horrible and it really stinks. The mass media, everything on television everything everywhere is just rotten. You know it's just really boring and really evil, ugly and worse."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Evil, Media, Television, Ugly)

"Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Education, Service, Television)

"Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage. Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered me a feature role in a movie. My television career opened other doors for me."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Career, Friends, Television)

"It was considered that you were stepping down by doing television. I almost turned Cybill down because I so wanted to remain a theater actress."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Television, Theater)

"You make a choice whether or not to turn that TV on. We didn't even have a television in the house."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Choice, Television)

"Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television, but we both got our start and built the first phase of our partnership in the movies."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Movies, First, Partnership, Television)

"You can't fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Dancing, Fool, Girls, Television)

"Networks decide who will have a chance to do shows, but it is the viewers who make the final decision of who stays and who goes. I am very fortunate, in that the television viewers of our country have decided that Bob Barker can stay."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Decision, Chance, Country, Television, Will)

"Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want."
- Clive Barnes
(Related: People, Culture, First, Television, Want)

"The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Advertising, Americans, Majority, Now, Right, Running, Television, Washington)

"There's tons of creative people in television that have one failure after another, and they just step up higher. I could never get over that. When I had a failure, there was no such thing as just getting over it."
- Chuck Barris
(Related: People, Failure, Television)

"The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Television)

"Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves. You cannot turn on your television without seeing them, although sometimes you have to hunt around."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Television, Violence)

"Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Fear, Day, Night, Television)

"I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn't thinking about the big picture. I didn't notice what they said on television, I wasn't reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Manager, Coach, Reading, Television, Tennis, Thinking)

"I was totally unknown in the television and film industry in Canada."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: Canada, Film, Television)

"Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while."
- Peter Benchley
(Related: Oceans, Sea, Television, Wildlife, Writing)

"Movies are movies, television is television."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Movies, Television)

"Time is money, as they say, and it was never more apropos than on a television show, where a minute is worth about $200!"
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Time, Money, Television, Worth)

"The young people look great on television. They're youthful and have a lot of zip and energy, but when you see them live, they can only do about 20 minutes because they haven't got the training to hold an audience for an hour and a half or so."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: People, Energy, Television, Training)

"These days, you can do a TV series for five years and all of a sudden be on top of the business. Features don't even run in theaters very long anymore before going right to television."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Business, Right, Television, Years)

"Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville."
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Love, Movies, Church, Housekeeping, Television)

"We owe a lot to Thomas Edison - if it wasn't for him, we'd be watching television by candlelight."
- Milton Berle
(Related: Television)

"When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"
- Joe Biden
(Related: Greed, Talk, Television)

"I got my heroes secondhand, from television and movies, to a certain extent."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Movies, Heroes, Television)

"I believe that people who do not vote in this country have no right to complain about the government that we are now living under. By the same token, if you don't really vote in television, you're never going to have your way. Write a letter to the president of the network."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: Government, People, Country, Living, Network, Now, President, Right, Television, Vote)

"I humbly apologise for reality Television."
- Cilla Black
(Related: Reality, Television)

"But reality television is here to stay."
- Cilla Black
(Related: Reality, Television)

"If I turn on the television, am I to believe that that is America? I'm sorry, I don't believe that's America."
- Karen Black
(Related: America, Television)

"Female television viewers paid attention to Catherine Gale."
- Honor Blackman
(Related: Attention, Television)

"There was no television, so the radio provided you with everything."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Television)

"It gets kinda monotonous, but that's television. There are plus sides and down sides. The positive side is that you have steady work for nine months of the year for however many years your show is on TV,."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Work, Positive, Months, Television, Years)

"Even on television, the wavelengths that you use, they have to be distributed between countries."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Countries, Television)

"The Corporation for Public Broadcasting distributes an annual appropriation that we provide in accordance with a statutory formula, the vast majority of which goes directly to public radio and television stations."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Formula, Majority, Public, Television)

"Television forces people to be larger than life. I would be too shy."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: Life, People, Television)

"Hill Street Blues might have been the first television show that had a memory. One episode after another was part of a cumulative experience shared by the audience."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Experience, First, Memory, Television)

"Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Being, Communication, Film, Television, Understanding, Words)

"In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced in television."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Children, Television)

"I've appeared on a weekly syndicated television show since 1980."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Television)

"Then the album created a tremendous furor and got me kicked off Christian television for two months, and then restored after they settled down and listened to the music and realized there was nothing wrong with it."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Music, Christian, Months, Nothing, Television, Wrong)

"When political figures are shown on television or in movies, it's always the liberal Democrats that are shown to be humane, caring people."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Movies, People, Caring, Democrats, Liberal, Television)

"Nothing is really real unless it happens on television."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Nothing, Television)

"Wouldn't it be great if you could only get AIDS by giving money to television preachers?"
- Elayne Boosler
(Related: Money, Giving, Television)

"Shooting a television show can be very difficult and at times can really wear on you. If you keep reminding yourself that it is a job and you show up together as a team and as a whole, you can prevail."
- David Boreanaz
(Related: Job, Television)

"Television and film acting is really fun because you are working with other people and you are not completely responsible for the outcome of the project."
- Alex Borstein
(Related: People, Acting, Film, Fun, Project, Television)

"I just always had a love for television and movies."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Love, Movies, Television)

"The making of television has changed quite a bit. Now you have to do them n cheaper budgets."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Budgets, Now, Television)

"In television, the audience has to be comfortable with you, and I've managed to prove that I can be in American homes to some degree, and not necessarily where everyone knows me, either."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: American, Television)

"The geographical isolation and lack of television made world happenings and problems seem remote."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Isolation, Problems, Television, World)

"If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives."
- Marlon Brando
(Related: Actors, Talk, Television)

"I have always been of the mind that good work is good work, whether performed on stage, on television or in film and, like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Work, Actor, Film, Mind, Open, Options, Television)

"Often times people complain about the lack of time in television, but I have to say, you don't have any more time to film in feature films then you do in television. It's just a question of how many scenes you'll be doing in the course of a day."
- Andre braugher
(Related: Time, People, Day, Film, Question, Television)

"I pretended I was living with a television family and there was no yelling at home and no one hit me."
- Arthur Bremer
(Related: Family, Home, Living, Television)

"I'm supposed to be the director of a television company, but I've only ever seen that company as a vehicle for making the kind of programmes we wanted to make, getting our ideas on the screen."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Ideas, Company, Television)

"I don't like to watch golf on television because I can't stand people who whisper."
- David Brenner
(Related: People, Golf, Television, Whisper)

"Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Interest, News, Public, Television)

"Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing."
- Robert Bresson
(Related: People, Cinema, Hearing, School, Television)

"The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it."
- David Brinkley
(Related: News, Television)

"Almost the first thing I did when I became ill was to buy a truly good television set."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: First, Television)

"Television is the most perfect democracy. You sit there with your remote control and vote."
- Aaron Brown
(Related: Control, Democracy, Television, Vote)

"I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Being, Communication, Earth, Hate, Television)

"Some television programs are so much chewing gum for the eyes."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Eyes, Television)

"Unlike productions in the other arts, all television shows are born to destroy two other shows."
- Les Brown
(Related: Television)

"In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait."
- Les Brown
(Related: Business, People, Audiences, Commerce, Day, Television)

"Serial killers are everywhere! Well, perhaps not in our neighborhood, but on our television screens, at the movie theatres, and in rows and rows of books at our local Borders or Barnes and Noble Booksellers."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Books, Television)

"Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Entertainment, Passion, Propaganda, Television)

"Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Art, Entertainment, Passion, Propaganda, Television)

"Television has a real problem. They have no page two."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Television)

"Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Time, Thought, Television, Wonder)

"Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television?"
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Talking, Television)

"I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren't consumed by technology and television."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Technology, Age, Hate, Television)

"At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Science, Challenge, Interest, Opera, Television)

"It's nice because working in England I'm know for working in television and theater when you get a chance to come out, it is quite fun to be out from behind the mask. You need to let people know who you are."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: People, Chance, EnglFun, Television, Theater)

"I hope to continue working in film, television and theatre."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Hope, Film, Television, Theatre)

"I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: EnglFamous, First, Opera, Play, Television, Years)

"The mass media in the days of newspapers and television it's hard to be able to find a story that's about just what you're interested in at the time you're interested in it."
- Guy Burgess
(Related: Time, Media, Newspapers, Television)

"I want to do theater and I am looking forward to doing more Television and Movies. I also want to direct some plays in theater workshops for people with disabilities."
- Chris Burke
(Related: Movies, People, Television, Theater, Want)

"To have my fan club. I am very proud of doing everything. I try to support my parents, friends and fans. I am also proud of my performing in the visual arts, and motion television."
- Chris Burke
(Related: Fans, Friends, Parents, Support, Television)

"It's definitely the highest rated pre-school show on Cable. It's difficult to mix markets that way in terms of ratings. It's hard to tell, you know, where channel 12, or Public Television, is."
- Steve Burns
(Related: Public, Television)

"My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying. I mean, the level of hatred that they had, and the level of physical abuse - my mother would beat up my father, basically - and I think I was drawn to images on television that were bright and reflective."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Mother, Father, Abuse, Hatred, Parents, Television)

"It's about avoiding reality through various escape routes that become addictions and lead to Hell. My character is addicted to television, chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son, which has no basis in reality."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Son, Dream, Character, Coffee, Hell, Reality, Television)

"Directing television is really hard - it's so fast. You shoot an hour show in seven days."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Television)

"My first Top of the Pops I didn't want to do. I was terrified. I'd never done television before. Seeing the video afterwards was like watching myself die."
- Kate Bush
(Related: First, Television, Want)

"Television sounded really different than the Ramones sounded really different than us sounded really different than Blondie sounded really different than the Sex Pistols."
- David Byrne
(Related: Sex, Television)

"Party of Five won a Golden Globe, it was a well-written television series."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Party, Television)

"When you listen to Christian radio stations - and there are thousands of them now in the United States - and when you listen to Christian television networks - and there are thousands of Christian television shows across the country - they are all politically right."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Christian, Country, Now, Right, states, Television, United)

"We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident."
- Vincent Canby
(Related: Accident, April, Television)

"I would like to host a show, something like travel or cooking or something like that, something I'm really interested in, and so I'm pitching a couple television shows."
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Related: Travel, Cooking, Television)

"And I'm auditioning right now for a movie, and then I have a script that I'm reading right now for a horror film, and I'm meeting for a couple of television shows that I just had yesterday, and pretty much was offered one of them."
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Related: Film, Horror, Meeting, Now, Pretty, Reading, Right, Television, Yesterday)

"We are already expected to be the goodie two shoes. I went through that during my junior high schools where I wasn't allowed to watch television. I wasn't allowed to listen to the radio."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Schools, Television)

"The Wilmington, Delaware, television station that bills itself as The Family Minded Station is Channel 69."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Family, Television)

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Eating, Television)

"Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone."
- Hodding Carter
(Related: Darkness, News, Television)

"Television, as you know, can kind of jettison you into a whole new world."
- David Caruso
(Related: Television, World)

"There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?"
- Dick Cavett
(Related: Cause, Comedy, Television)

"It's a good thing Winston Churchill was around before the shallow age of television. He might never have become one of the greatest leaders of all time."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Age, Time, Leaders, Television)

"I want you to know that, despite what you might read at times in the newspapers or see on the television news, we have actually been getting a lot of things done the last several months, the U.S.-Canada relationship."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Months, News, Newspapers, Television, Want)

"Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Society, Television)

"Television doesn't make stars. It's the written media, the press, that makes stars."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Media, Press, Stars, Television)

"Television is democracy at its ugliest."
- Paddy Chayefsky
(Related: Democracy, Television)

"Yes, we're trying some new stuff. Some of it might work. Some of it might not. This, of course, is the nature of episodic television. They can't all be gems."
- Marc Cherry
(Related: Nature, Work, Television, Trying)

"If you really think about it, when watching television, you have product placement all the time."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Time, Television)

"I had a brief theater background and loved the backstage world there's more backstage work in television, so I saw a job advertised and applied, and got it. That was back in 1977, when getting jobs was easy."
- Lee Child
(Related: Work, Job, Jobs, Television, Theater, World)

"I was fired from my television job, simple as that. Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation."
- Lee Child
(Related: Job, Television)

"You know, there are not only - all of the networks, and I mean every television news operation and print and radio and magazines, newspapers, all of them, are remiss in the diversity area. I mean, none of these organizations have reached a level of parity."
- Connie Chung
(Related: Diversity, News, Newspapers, Television)

"I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?"
- Tom Clancy
(Related: People, Knowledge, Entertainment, First, Generations, Information, News, Television)

"The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice. Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system."
- Tom C. Clark
(Related: Prejudice, Public, Result, Television, Will)

"We didn't have television in those days, and many people didn't even have radios. My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Mother, Father, People, Evening, Television)

"I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker, who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence to have when I started in television. He was also a great comic actor to learn from."
- John Cleese
(Related: Death, Encouraging, Actor, Television)

"I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on."
- George Clooney
(Related: Dating, Dad, Television, World)

"More teenagers go to movies or rent a tape of a movie than sit down and watch sitcoms on television."
- Mindy Cohn
(Related: Movies, Teenagers, Television)

"I'm a writer. Now I've started to be on television. I have a big mouth. And I have good TV teeth, they say."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Now, Television, Writer)

"I was initially a leading man, but only on television."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Leading, Man, Television)

"I messed around in high school, but I pretty much put it away until I did a television show in San Francisco."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Pretty, School, Television)

"Get me well so I can get on television and tell people to stop smoking."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: People, Smoking, Television)

"I do it because I love acting, I love working, and whether it's radio, television, films, theater, I don't care as long as I can get out there and do it."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Love, Acting, Care, Television, Theater)

"I sang in the coffee houses of the country in the early '60s with no idea of success in terms of records or television. I just thought I was a storyteller. I didn't even think of myself as a singer."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Success, Thought, Idea, Coffee, Country, Houses, Television)

"There was only so much television you could do."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Television)

"When I was about 9, I had polio, and people were very frightened for their children, so you tended to be isolated. I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: People, Children, Television)

"I remember growing up with television, from the time it was just a test pattern, with maybe a little bit of programming once in a while."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Time, Growing up, Programming, Television)

"Television is more interesting than people. If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room."
- Alan Coren
(Related: People, Television)

"Television is a young person's medium."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Television)

"And they like being able to turn on the television day in and day out to see someone that they know and they feel comfortable with and trust hopefully and respect even."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Trust, Being, Day, Respect, Television)

"But of course when people watch morning television, Terry, it's a very different animal. You know, they're running around, they're getting their kids ready for school, they're probably doing eight million things, they're brushing their teeth."
- Katie Couric
(Related: People, Kids, Running, School, Television)

"It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Technology, People, Books, Communication, Fact, Information, Television)

"The more unique your film is and unusual it is and difficult it is, the harder it is to get it financed. That's why a lot of good filmmakers are doing television. They do HBO movies."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Movies, Film, Television)

"Every movie I've been in has ended up on television."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Television)

"Simple stories... emerge as lovely films or television pieces."
- Cyril Cusack
(Related: Television)

"There are too many leaders anointed because they have a public voice - television, radio, or record, or whatever. That even includes myself. In the past, I'd say, 'Don't anoint me when you can anoint yourself.'"
- Chuck D.
(Related: Leaders, Past, Public, Television, Voice)

"We don't see the people who are doing real things getting enough props. We often see politicians who are everywhere but nowhere at the same goddamn time. You know the kind of person: You see them everywhere on television but nowhere in front of your face."
- Chuck D.
(Related: Time, People, Politicians, Television)

"You have to wait for people to program you. The only difference is the amount of people that you're going to reach but that's going to even out in the next two or three years anyway. Computers are being bought faster than televisions right now."
- Chuck D.
(Related: Computers, People, Being, Difference, Now, Right, Years)

"Television and radio do a wonderful job in focusing attention on the problems of our society."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Society, Attention, Job, Problems, Television)

"What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Dreams, Cause, Eyes, Man, Order, Television)

"Even though the vast majority of my work was outside television, the amount of creation and inventing that went into the TV shows was non stop and, unknown to me, a great strain."
- Paul Daniels
(Related: Work, Creation, Majority, Television)

"Sometimes it's like watching a train wreck. You're uncomfortable, but you just can't help yourself. Some of those so-called bad interviews actually turned into compelling television."
- Tony Danza
(Related: Help, Television)

"I just did something on a show on UPN called "Girlfriends" that will be on television in February. I am actually a much better actor today than I was in 1996, believe it or not."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Actor, February, Television, Today, Will)

"Recently I've been participating in radio and television talk programs doing broadcasts and conferences, and shooting my mouth off and really going to town."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Talk, Television)

"Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father's funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer's is concerned, we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective."
- Patti Davis
(Related: Father, Proof, Research, Television, Treatment)

"We all know that television is better for women as they get into their 40s. You could be more three-dimensional, not just the wife or the mother."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Women, Mother, Wife, Television)

"Television is more of a business. You can't take as many risks, because there's so many channels now, and the advertising's dropping."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Business, Advertising, Now, Television)

"We were on the island of Hawaii. I think I was there three months. It was fantastic. It is not much different than films. It depends on the television show but much of television today is as good or better than most films."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Months, Television, Today)

"I have been defending Israel's right to exist, and to defend itself against terrorism, for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate."
- Alan Dershowitz
(Related: College, Debate, Israel, Right, Television, Terrorism, Years)

"I definitely think there was some overacting on the part of the customers and the wait staff. The people who came in during the shooting were clearly there to have a moment on television, and that's fine."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: People, Television)

"Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows. They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them, but they just don't live up to their promises."
- John Dobbin
(Related: Internet, Promises, Television)

"Television is not the exclusive target of promoters. Is Superman really worthy of a Newsweek cover?"
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Television)

"I think the idea of creating a television news source that is not beholden to corporate interests is nirvana."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Idea, Corporate, News, Television)

"As I went to college, I went into radio and television. Now I suppose most people think that's one step ahead of basket weaving as a major in college, but it was part of the journalism department."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: People, College, Journalism, Now, Television)

"I didn't come east of the Mississippi for the first time in my life until I was 26 years of age, but I knew. I read magazines, I listened to radio, I watched television. I knew there was something out there, and I wanted a part of it."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Life, Time, Age, First, Television, Years)

"It was the beginning of film for television. So we had all of these great opportunities. Northwestern was probably the only major film school of its kind at the time that was graduating anybody important."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Time, Beginning, Film, School, Television)

"I'd love to star in a television series of my own. I love the idea of living with a character for a number of years, watching him grow."
- Michael Dorn
(Related: Love, Idea, Character, Living, Television, Years)

"I personally don't have a problem with naked bodies on television."
- Lesley-Anne Down
(Related: Television)

"We were the laughingstock of that first season... It was with great relish several years later that I received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Favorite, First, Television, Years)

"I did a terrible television pilot that was so badly written and dumb that it became a turning point for me and I decided that I would never accept a job just because I needed the money."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Money, Dumb, Job, Television)

"Before computers, telephone lines and television connect us, we all share the same air, the same oceans, the same mountains and rivers. We are all equally responsible for protecting them."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Computers, Mountains, Oceans, Rivers, Television)

"Television saved the movies. The Internet is going to save the news business."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Business, Movies, Internet, News, Television)

"For hundreds of years, that was the major form of entertainment: The grown-ups sat around and watched the kids play. Now they sit around and watch the television. The actors are the kids."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Actors, Kids, Now, Play, Television, Years)

"Very often some of the religious miracle plays you see on television can be very corny, I find. And so simplistic."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: Religious, Television)

"You know, I'm almost out of the habit of watching episodic television now."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Habit, Now, Television)

"I think that probably the - I don't give quotes to studios. They have to get those out of the paper or from television. So they wouldn't have had my quote opening day."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Day, Quotes, Television)

"Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference for television because it tends to deal in its small way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader church of people than theatre."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: People, Church, Television, Theatre)

"Television, although It's in steep decline, still occasionally gives voices to people who don't have voices."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: People, Television)

"The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Money, Acting, Television, Theatre)

"I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Actor, Film, Television, Theatre)

"Activists are generally doers - rather than watching television and thinking about the world they will put there energies into doing something 'active' to change the (political) situation."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Change, Television, Thinking, Will, World)

"I can't turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I'm sick to death of me."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Death, Open, Television)

"There is a certain moment in the film when the son is in the nursing home and he goes to the television and turns it off because he sees himself in the image."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Home, Son, Film, Television)

"It is about this very abstract sense of displacement that he feels the moment he turns off the television."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Sense, Television)

"We love television because television brings us a world in which television does not exist."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Love, Television, World)

"I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: People, American, Living, Nothing, Television)

"Television has tremendous power over our lives."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: Power, Television)

"I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Life, Marriage, Being, Example, Sharing, Television)

"There's a power in women being women. There's a role for men, but we don't have to be men, because we're women. I think that representing that on television is a cool thing."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Power, Women, Being, Television)

"And as a character, what I found very inspiring about playing Dharma, especially at that time, is that the women on television were more neurotic than they were free. And I thought, this is a rare bird and this is unique on television and I think it's really refreshing."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Women, Time, Thought, Character, Inspiring, Television)

"And you know, we did it as an independent film, and we weren't expecting it to be on television, and Lifetime ended up buying it. And the viewers responded intensely to that film."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Buying, Film, Television)

"Especially while television I think is going through some growing pains or is in need of - I think current comedy is a bit, uh, not happening, you know?"
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Comedy, Television)

"I just think it's fun to remind people that good television has exited and it can exist again and just to give them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: People, Fun, Pleasure, Television)

"Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Time, People, Entertainment, Television)

"Somehow, by just continually pestering the general public by appearing on television, they accepted me and wanted more."
- Chris Elliott
(Related: Public, Television)

"If you believe that your thoughts originate inside your brain, do you also believe that television shows are made inside your television set?"
- Warren Ellis
(Related: Thoughts, Television)

"The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Environment, Influence, Press, Propaganda, Television)

"I had written movie scores, television series, played with other people. Carl had done the same with Asia, with other bands, everything. We weren't about to entrust Greg automatically with a production credit."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: People, Credit, Production, Television)

"I'm basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies - unless I'm doing a guest star or something - and occasionally I try to get back into television."
- Robert Englund
(Related: Movies, Actor, Guest, Horror, Now, Television)

"With any child entering adolescence, one hunts for signs of health, is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's problems will never be important enough for a television movie."
- Nora Ephron
(Related: Health, Adolescence, Problems, Television, Will)

"Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education."
- Paul Erdos
(Related: Education, American, Television)

"I don't really get a chance to watch much television. I mostly watch BBC Worldwide and repeats of Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond."
- Will Estes
(Related: Chance, Television)

"I don't really get a chance to watch much television."
- Will Estes
(Related: Chance, Television)

"Aaron Spelling went further than anyone has ever gone for television."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Spelling, Television)

"I've always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I always played the mom and I played my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Mom, Movies, Sister, Daughter, Television)

"If you want good sketches, go pick up Sid Caesar. The best of Your Show of Shows. That's the greatest sketch comedy you'll ever see on television."
- Jamie Farr
(Related: Comedy, Television, Want)

"I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?"
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Chaos, Confusion, Meaning, Silence, Speech, Television)

"Twin Peaks was special because it was so groundbreaking. In the early '90s it really changed television a lot. A bunch of weird shows, like Northern Exposure, came on after that."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Television)

"There was really a snobbery from people in film - they did not want people who had come from television. It was the poor relation of show business, and especially situation comedy."
- Sally Field
(Related: Business, People, Comedy, Film, Poor, Snobbery, Television, Want)

"And I believe that you never be limited in what you do, so I like to do movies, I like to do television."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Movies, Television)

"The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Bosses, Disaster, Film, Media, Press, Succeed, Television)

"Live television drama was like live theater, because you moved without thinking about the camera. It followed you around. In film you have to be more aware of what the camera is doing."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: Drama, Film, Television, Theater, Thinking)

"We don't have access to a national forum that we had in those days, through the news magazines which were the television news of the time. It's very disturbing to me that we've sort of been pushed to the corners."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Time, News, Television)

"Let's face it, there are no plain women on television."
- Anna Ford
(Related: Women, Television)

"My mother was watching on television and she doesn't want me to hurt anyone."
- George Foreman
(Related: Mother, Hurt, Television, Want)

"While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility."
- Lee De Forest
(Related: Impossibility, May, Television)

"You know, 20 years... the films of television when it started, the literature, radio in communist countries, they're clean as a whistle; there was no violence, no sex, no drugs, nothing."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Sex, Countries, Drugs, Literature, Nothing, Television, Violence, Years)

"There's no denying that television is one of the most powerful propaganda media we've ever invented."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Media, Propaganda, Television)

"You know what I want? The answer is, I truly don't know what I want. I don't want to do a television series. I want to do dramas as well as comedies, but I have no idea what kind or in what order. Just give me the chance at them."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Idea, Chance, Order, Television, Want)

"If your working television sits on top of your non-working television, you might be a redneck."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Television)

"Television should be kept in its proper place - beside us, before us, but never between us and the larger life."
- Robert Fraser
(Related: Life, Television)

"I never do any television without chocolate. That's my motto and I live by it. Quite often I write the scripts and I make sure there are chocolate scenes. Actually I'm a bit of a chocolate tart and will eat anything. It's amazing I'm so slim."
- Dawn French
(Related: Television, Will)

"Television makes so much at its worst that it can't afford to do its best."
- Fred W. Friendly
(Related: Television)

"Television was supposed to be a national park. Instead it has become a money machine. It's a commodity now, just like pork bellies."
- Fred W. Friendly
(Related: Money, Machine, Now, Television)

"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
(Related: Home, People, Invention, Living, Television)

"Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home."
- David Frost
(Related: Home, People, Television)

"Every day I turn on my television set and I see Newt Gingrich on television, I rejoice."
- Martin Frost
(Related: Day, Television)

"I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Art, Talking, Television)

"I think that's one of the most important gifts we have in television - the ability to heal through laughter."
- Soleil Moon Frye
(Related: Ability, Gifts, Laughter, Television)

"Animation did not become the dominant form of children's television until the '60s."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Animation, Children, Television)

"Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Experience, Listening, Television, Today, Years)

"I went on television and I wouldn't say a word; I feel so stupid when I watch them again."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
(Related: Television, Word)

"Around 5th and 6th grade I thought Dean Martin was the coolest guy in the world; he was a great singer, had his own television show and acted in movies."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Movies, Thought, Martin, Television, World)

"Television has dried up for my generation, so it's plays and films."
- Michael Gambon
(Related: Television)

"I use a pseudonym, because my real name is very difficult to pronounce, to remember, and to spell. And many people who have been talking about me on television have yet to pronounce it correctly."
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: People, Name, Talking, Television)

"Thank goodness I started getting movie roles and then television shows came along. So I was very fortunate to be able to do all three and I like all of them."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Goodness, Television)

"Being on a television series is sort of life-altering on every level."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Life, Being, Television)

"I go to my physical therapist to keep fighting it and one of them told me if you don't use it, you lose it, but I know we're on television so I won't say what I would often say."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Fighting, Television)

"I did honest television. Real, live, honest television. That's what I did best."
- Greg Garrison
(Related: Television)

"Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Life, People, Coffee, Jobs, Television)

"I might have had trouble saving France in 1946 - I didn't have television then."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: France, Television, Trouble)

"Today's audience knows more about what's on television than what's in life."
- Larry Gelbart
(Related: Life, Television, Today)

"If vaudeville had died, television was the box they put it in."
- Larry Gelbart
(Related: Television)

"In television, women can really run anything. It can be a comedy, it can be a drama, it can be genre, it can be anything. But in films, women are still getting to the top."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Women, Comedy, Drama, Television)

"I was sued by a woman who claimed that she became pregnant because she watched me on television and I bent her contraceptive coil."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Television, Woman)

"Ronald Reagan is clearly to television what Franklin Roosevelt was to radio."
- David R. Gergen
(Related: Television)

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead station."
- William Gibson
(Related: Sky, Television)

"I am pretty much a sucker any really bad reality television."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Pretty, Reality, Television)

"Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar; it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns."
- George Gilder
(Related: People, Television)

"There are moments when television systems are young and haven't formed properly, and there's room for lots of original stuff. Then things become more and more top-heavy with executives who are trying to guarantee the success of things."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Success, Moments, Television, Trying)

"I have been inundated with offers to move into a career in television or film, and these, too, are tempting."
- David Ginola
(Related: Career, Film, Television)

"We were surprised that the television series had the kind of longevity that it had after only four years of filming it and the reception in 6 countries around the world was quite extraordinary."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Countries, Longevity, Television, World, Years)

"Lost In Space is played on television somewhere in the world every day. It's been a cult show."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Day, Space, Television, World)

"I don't have anything from the television series. I treasure the videotapes from Columbia House."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Television, Treasure)

"Most of my peers in television seem to be from a different planet. I don't hang out with any of them."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: Television)

"It is ridiculous that somebody picks up the phone and calls somebody they see on television. Why don't they call somebody in their area? Don't they know about that?"
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: Television)

"Television has raised writing to a new low."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Television, Writing)

"Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?"
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Home, Money, People, Nothing, Television)

"Color television! Bah, I won't believe it until I see it in black and white."
- Samuel Goldwyn
"It's about the power of design and the power of the human spirit. It's above paying anybody to do something stupid for money like reality television does - like ambushing people."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Design, Money, Power, People, Reality, Spirit, Television)

"I think anybody who has been in the theater, prefers it. Television is a... factory. You turn out things on a revolving assembly line. You don't have time to perfect anything in television."
- Gale Gordon
(Related: Time, Television, Theater)

"Explicit material is available in a variety of forums - from popular music to television to the Internet."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Music, Internet, Popular, Television, Variety)

"There is something supremely reassuring about television; the worst is always yet to come."
- Jack Gould
(Related: Television)

"Commercials on television are similar to sex and taxes; the more talk there is about them, the less likely they are to be curbed."
- Jack Gould
(Related: Sex, Talk, Taxes, Television)

"The thing I don't like on television is when somebody does something that makes absolutely no sense just for the shock of it."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Sense, Television)

"I became an actor, and because I had success as an actor, I became famous. I was acting for quite a while before I got famous; television made me famous. I guess that it's television that is responsible for everybody's desire to be famous."
- Kelsey Grammer
(Related: Success, Acting, Actor, Desire, Famous, Television)

"Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe. Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella, their reaction being that people weren't interested in it."
- Norman Granz
(Related: People, Being, Country, Europe, Germany, Television)

"Well, this week for example, I was just in Los Angeles making a documentary for German television on whales. They had tried to get me in England where they missed me."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: EnglExample, Television)

"Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television."
- Bob Greene
(Related: Baseball, Now, Television, Years)

"I got into television because I hated it so. I thought, there's some way of using this fabulous instrument to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen."
- Jeff Greenfield
(Related: Thought, Television)

"The thing that cracks me up is how these reality characters start out thrilled and excited just to be on television, and how they move to thinking they are as big as the Friends."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Friends, Reality, Television, Thinking)

"Roger King is, without a doubt, the greatest salesman in the history of anything. And I don't ever limit him just to television. He could sell you anything."
- Merv Griffin
(Related: History, Doubt, Television)

"And I grew up watching all the British ones so when you hear that from an early age, it makes it much easier than you guys who don't grow up with Australian television or British television."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Age, Television)

"The writers led by Mike Scully are fantastic. And they're creating original stories that not only don't repeat what we've already done, they also don't repeat anything I've seen on television."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Television, Writers)

"There is a lot to life, and a lot more than just television to life."
- Bryant Gumbel
(Related: Life, Television)

"I've worked in television long enough to know that when you stop enjoying that type of thing you go home and do something else."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Home, Television)

"We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child."
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Related: Movies, Imagination, Drama, Old, Television, Years)

"At that time I was making the largest salary known on television and I didn't want to see it die because those were the years paying off when I wasn't making anything."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: Time, Television, Want, Years)

"With the marketing pressures driving the book world today, it's much easier to get the author of a memoir on a television show than a serious novelist."
- David Halberstam
(Related: Driving, Marketing, Television, Today, World)

"Cutting edge, breakthrough, television. That's what we want to do."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Television, Want)

"It's funny, like 15 years ago when I was a kid doing all the John Hughes movies, I remember Bruce Willis was the only guy who was transitioning from television into film."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Funny, Movies, Film, Television, Years)

"The fact is that daytime television is less valued than nighttime, and it's partly because of the product that we produce. We do a one-hour show in 12 hours. Nighttime produces a one-hour show in seven to nine days."
- Deidre Hall
(Related: Fact, Television)

"There were no competitions on television. The first skating competition I ever remember seeing on television was the 1968 Olympics when Peggy Fleming won."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Competition, First, Television)

"I've been doing a lot of music for films and television for quite a few years."
- Jan Hammer
(Related: Music, Television, Years)

"Television speeded everything up."
- Ruth Handler
(Related: Television)

"People magazine had been around for a short period of time, but nobody had thought about putting entertainment news on a nightly basis on television."
- Mary Hart
(Related: Time, Thought, People, Entertainment, News, Television)

"It is truly a privilege to be able to support all women's causes on a global level. It is remarkable that something as simple as television can empower us to create change and awareness in the world."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Change, Women, Awareness, Causes, Privilege, Remarkable, Support, Television, World)

"In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: Age, Television)

"I got one letter at the very beginning, like, in the first season, saying - from a woman who was very religious, very Christian, saying how wrong she thought the show was, but she thinks it's the funniest show on television."
- Sean Hayes
(Related: Thought, Christian, Beginning, First, Religious, Saying, Television, Woman, Wrong)

"Sweden was very nice. I did a lot of television. I wrote, directed and was in a lot of television there."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Television)

"Well, you'll find the most boring part of it is the waiting, at least if it's in films anyway. Television's a lot faster, but the product... I don't think it's as good as a film."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Film, Television, Waiting)

"I started in live television and I've done a lot of live TV and that's really the thing that I love best. I love flying by the seat of my pants."
- Florence Henderson
(Related: Love, Flying, Television)

"And then I went into television; and then television moved from the East Coast to Hollywood."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Hollywood, Television)

"That was probably the stamp that went into my mind, because I worked in television for many years, doing that kind of music, so that really was my strong forte."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Music, Mind, Television, Years)

"There was a little afternoon show that was called Afternoon. Back in those days in television, most local stations had a midday show for housewives that had a series of things. It was like a variety show for midday."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Television, Variety)

"Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time - a style - and I think one of the advantages of not having any relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Time, Needs, Pretty, Reason, Style, Television)

"When The Muppet Show ended, we all sat around and said, what kind of television show would we like to do. We felt the need these days are for some quality children's programming."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Quality, Children, Programming, Television)

"At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Art, Design, First, Planning, Television, Theatre, University)

"And also there wasn't much money in television in those days anyhow."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Money, Television)

"I think my own strengths are in television production."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Production, Television)

"We're just dealing with the kind of warp and woof of television ratings."
- Andrew Heyward
(Related: Television)

"Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Eye, Television)

"I have no television - I hate it."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: Hate, Television)

"Nashville was totally different than I ever dreamed. I had only seen the music business on television and been to a couple of concerts. I had no clue."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Business, Music, Television)

"There's an awful lot of terrible television which I could do, but I mostly stick to Have I Got News for You."
- Ian Hislop
(Related: News, Television)

"Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Home, Murder, Television)

"Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Information, Psychiatry, Television)

"Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: American, Television)

"Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Change, People, Habits, Invention, Television)

"Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Work, Help, Murder, Television, Will)

"Television is becoming a collage - there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different."
- David Hockney
(Related: Sense, Television)

"The internet is a total inversion of television. It's the opposite."
- Joel Hodgson
(Related: Internet, Television)

"A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Television)

"The thing that fascinates me is that the way I came to film and television is extinct. Then there were gatekeepers, it was prohibitively expensive to make a film, to be a director you had to be an entrepreneur to raise money."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Money, Film, Television)

"There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment possibilities than the television set."
- Harriet Van Horne
(Related: Entertainment, Possibilities, Television)

"I told them I belong to the same organizations and clubs Mrs. Roosevelt belongs to, but with a few brave exceptions, I was still unable to do films or television for the next seven years."
- Lena Horne
(Related: Television, Years)

"There have been two Geraldo Riveras through his long career. One of them was a reporter who has done some remarkable work. The other was a television show host who did what it took to get an audience."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Work, Career, Remarkable, Television)

"Television has certain imperatives that CNN had the luxury of ignoring for a long period of time. CNN could take the position that the news would be the star, because in most of the programming day, they were the only all-news operation on the air."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Time, Day, Luxury, News, Programming, Television)

"Local television and local TV news isn't telling the voters about local candidates."
- Reed Hundt
(Related: News, Television)

"I doubt if the public thought of me as Christ when they next saw me as Temple Houston on television."
- Jeffrey Hunter
(Related: Thought, Temple, Christ, Doubt, Houston, Public, Television)

"If I go to Germany, I learn something in addition. The German television is very precise and respectable. One has never stress. In Italy it is more dynamic. But I amuse myself madly in both countries."
- Michelle Hunziker
(Related: Countries, Germany, Italy, Stress, Television)

"I did a film very quickly, and then a lot of work for television, and then I did stage work."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Work, Film, Television)

"We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Books, Invention, Light, Printing, Television)

"The network and local TV angle of broadcast television has received a black eye for not properly debating within the news issues that should be debated, instead of shuffling them of to television advertising."
- Mark E. Hyman
(Related: Advertising, Eye, Network, News, Television)

"One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public. And there it was coming true. As a television presenter, I'd been respected. People come up to you in the street and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way."
- David Icke
(Related: People, Being, Public, Talk, Television)

"I like the idea of being out there regularly with an audience and with a funny gang of people. That's what I grew up with - doing television, doing shows every week."
- Eric Idle
(Related: Funny, People, Idea, Being, Television)

"When we did Top of the Pops for the third time, we decided to do it as a television program here called Come Dancing, which is not as rude as it sounds."
- Neil Innes
(Related: Time, Dancing, Television)

"I want to make smart television."
- Michael Ironside
(Related: Television, Want)

"If anything, I want to bring television back up to where it will entertain and engage a gamer."
- Michael Ironside
(Related: Television, Want, Will)

"My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Belief, Enthusiasm, Passion, Television, Wildlife)

"Television broadcasts have, in the main, been more suggestive, less specific, more distant in their images than the print press: often you knew that lump was a dead body only because a chattering reporter told you it was."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Body, Television)

"Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television, largely bloodless."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: American, Iraq, Television)

"I'm married now, so I have a life. I had to get a life. That's one thing I really had to do, you know. You do that kind of work on television series after television series and you don't have a life. So, that's part of what I did while I was gone, I got a life."
- Kate Jackson
(Related: Life, Work, Now, Television)

"I'm not up on today's television for children, because it's mostly cartoons that don't seem to interest me."
- William Jackson
(Related: Cartoons, Children, Interest, Television, Today)

"I pitched my last children's show presentation in the mid 1980's. The era of locally produced children's shows was over and the networks were not and are not interested in children's television."
- William Jackson
(Related: Children, Television)

"It was doing very well; it was doing particularly well outside of England. It was a very big seller for Carlton Television. But it was getting more and more expensive to do."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: England, Television)

"Washington is the only city in the world where you can go to a black-tie dinner and there at the foot of the table is a television set up to catch a press conference."
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen
(Related: Press, Television, Washington, World)

"I still do television. I don't care. I just want to work. I love to work. I want to do 500 movies."
- Brion James
(Related: Love, Movies, Work, Care, Television, Want)

"I did 125 films, and over 100 television shows, and you've never seen the same character twice."
- Brion James
(Related: Character, Television)

"Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world."
- Clive James
(Related: Television, World)

"The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Food, Music, Heart, American, Clothes, Culture, Globalization, Popular, Television, World)

"Most of my career up until the last couple of years has basically been a training ground for me. Actors that came up in the '50s and '60s, they had the theater, and television was in its infancy."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Actors, Career, Television, Theater, Training, Years)

"It is impossible to disregard such an important medium as television. We should know how to use it, learn to work in it and express new values in it."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Work, Values, Television)

"I think it's impossible for any of us not to find television, and the political process at its best on television, compelling."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Television)

"Janet Reno, during her confirmation hearings, said she would come down harder on porno, and lately she's talked about how violence on television has an effect on violence in the real world."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Effect, Television, Violence, World)

"Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Communication, Confidence, Error, May, Media, Press, Rapport, Television)

"All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?"
- Nicholas Johnson
(Related: Question, Teaching, Television)

"I've always had an inquisitive mind about everything from flowers to television sets to motor cars. Always pulled them apart - couldn't put 'em back, but always extremely interested in how things work."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Work, Flowers, Mind, Television)

"I've always just gone with the best role, and I don't care if it's in theater, film or television."
- Kristen Johnston
(Related: Care, Film, Television, Theater)

"'Mad Men' was really my first television role, and it never feels like TV to me. It's done at such a high level."
- January Jones
(Related: Men, First, Television)

"I was inspired by a lot of people when I was young. Every band that came through town, to the theater, or the dance hall. I was at every dance, every night club, listened to every band that came through, because in those days we didn't have MTV, we didn't have television."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: People, Dance, Night, Television, Theater)

"And I tried it and I felt, I guess I must have been pulled in by the red light of television and now I've been on TV since 1992."
- Star Jones
(Related: Light, Now, Television)

"I mean, on the television, I've got to continue to be Star Jones Reynolds. And I enjoy that. But in my real life, I'm a wife now. You can't really be bossy when you're married."
- Star Jones
(Related: Life, Wife, Now, Television)

"Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?"
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Technology, Nation, Obsession, Television, Want, Years)

"The best part of being on a television series for all those years is that you really get to hone your craft."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Being, Television, Years)

"I was in love with this character of Ray Krebbs. I wanted the part badly. I had done several Western films in my career at that point and there wasn't much opportunity then to play Western roles on television at that time."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Love, Time, Opportunity, Character, Career, Play, Television)

"I grew up with the television product being old Western serials like Roy Rogers, and John Wayne and Gary Cooper, and many others were my favorites when I was a young person going to films."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Being, Old, Television)

"Television, despite its enormous presence, turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory."
- Justin Kaplan
(Related: Memory, Television)

"As I watch what is happening in the Middle East and the carnage that comes over our television screens every evening, I cannot help but ask myself, what is wrong with humankind that we cannot stop the killing?"
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Evening, Help, Killing, Television, Wrong)

"I probably would be continuing to do voice-overs, continuing to do cartoon shows, and at the same time I'd probably be on a sitcom or a dramatic television show."
- Casey Kasem
(Related: Time, Television, Voice)

"For years everyone looked toward the demise of radio when television came along. Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Movies, Thought, Talking, Television, Years)

"While all the other kids were out playing ball and stuff, I used to stay in my room and imagine that there was a camera in the wall. And I used to really believe that I was putting on a television show and that it was going out to somewhere in the world."
- Andy Kaufman
(Related: Kids, Television, World)

"In film and television we are oftentimes so pampered that the truths are withheld."
- Charles Keating
(Related: Film, Television)

"If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers - if that's where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Kids, Newspapers, Schools, Television)

"I don't even own a television. I'm proud of that."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Television)

"Many people think I'm a television personality. I never have been! Just someone who acts it."
- Graham Kennedy
(Related: People, Personality, Television)

"I like to have fun with them. I like to toy with them a little bit. we're making television, after all. Right?"
- Phil Keoghan
(Related: Fun, Right, Television)

"Everything is changing in squash. Lots of television coverage and the game has become very professional."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Television)

"What's really important in life? Sitting on a beach? Looking at television eight hours a day? I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working."
- Victor Kiam
(Related: Life, Time, Beach, Day, Television)

"The television industry doesn't like to see the compexity of the world. It prefers simple reporting, with simple ideas: this is white, that's black; this is good, that's bad."
- Krzysztof Kieslowski
(Related: Television, World)

"Well, the big products in electronics in the '50s were radio and television. The first big computers were just beginning to come in and represented the most logical market for us to work in."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Computers, Work, Beginning, First, Television)

"I think I thought it would be important for electronics as we knew it then, but that was a much simpler business and electronics was mostly radio and television and the first computers."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Business, Computers, Thought, First, Television)

"Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television doesn't influence our culture, but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything that relies on television."
- Val Kilmer
(Related: Culture, Influence, Media, Presidency, Television, Theory)

"News is something that happens that matters to you, which is not most of what we watch on television."
- Val Kilmer
(Related: News, Television)

"I'm very wary of news on television."
- Val Kilmer
(Related: News, Television)

"I have like fifteen televisions in my house."
- Jimmy Kimmel
"Gleason became like a mentor of mine. I had Gleason helping me on television, Godfrey on radio."
- Larry King
(Related: Television)

"Violent behavior exists in one's psychological makeup much deeper than the level that receives information from television or movies."
- Richard King
(Related: Movies, Behavior, Information, Makeup, Television)

"My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me. They didn't put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys, the way some American parents do."
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: American, Parents, Television)

"Live theater to me is much more free than the movies or television."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Movies, Television, Theater)

"I'm more offended when someone's killed on television than when there's something that's sensuous or sexual. So what?"
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Television)

"So it took me five years because in the interim I have been doing a lot of personal appearances and movies and some television series that went into the plumbing and I stopped writing for a while."
- Robert Klein
(Related: Movies, Television, Writing, Years)

"We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore."
- Alexander Kluge
(Related: Books, Contradiction, Television, Want, Writing)

"The one thing about program television that's absolutely incompatible with any concept of art is that all decisions have to be made by program directors, whereas art is autonomous. It may be dependent, but it knows no superiors."
- Alexander Kluge
(Related: Art, Decisions, May, Television)

"Similar to the telescope or the telephone, television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of. When you look at the details, a concrete scene between people is really something incredibly unlikely, something subtle that requires extended description."
- Alexander Kluge
(Related: People, Television)

"Nothing could be recorded in those days except by aiming a movie camera at the television screen. It was at least another 10 years before they had any kind of recording medium."
- Nigel Kneale
(Related: Nothing, Television, Years)

"I'm in my 80s and not a keen television fan."
- Nigel Kneale
(Related: Television)

"I made a rule for myself that the only television things I would do would be my own stories."
- Nigel Kneale
(Related: Television)

"I'd never seen any television before I started."
- Nigel Kneale
(Related: Television)

"Television is much better crafted today then in the 70s. The content is less positive but I'm one of those that feel our entertainment reflects our world, it's not a driver - art imitates life."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Art, Life, Positive, Content, Entertainment, Television, Today, World)

"I moved to LA and decided to do films and television, mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Television, Theater)

"Politics is there the way men and women are there, the way the Atlantic Ocean is there. Sometimes I've written about politics specifically, I mean about politics as it's understood on television and in newspapers."
- Kenneth Koch
(Related: Men, Politics, Women, Newspapers, Ocean, Television)

"I've got about 27 gigs right now. I've got radio, I've got television, I've got The Washington Post."
- Tony Kornheiser
(Related: Now, Post, Right, Television, Washington)

"I write for a certain sphere of readers in the United States who on average watch seven and a half hours of multichannel television per day."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Day, states, Television, United)

"I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films."
- Ted Kotcheff
(Related: Work, Freedom, Television)

"Television: A medium. So called because it's neither rare nor well done."
- Ernie Kovacs
"Well I'm not much of a singer. But it's been a really nice time to do film, television, theater and have it all happening at once. That wasn't planned but it just happens."
- Peter Krause
(Related: Time, Film, Television, Theater)

"I think that every show on television has its place. I think Married With Children or, I don't know, The Nanny... some people want to go home, turn on the TV and be able to iron their clothes or grab a sandwich. Come out and catch a joke and not have to follow the story."
- Peter Krause
(Related: Home, People, Children, Clothes, Television, Want)

"The news media's silence, particularly television news, is reprehensible. If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson, we might be able to stop these things from continuing."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Media, News, Silence, Television)

"An actress, around 40, on television, that's where you get the most torture, I think."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Television)

"TV critics, who traditionally hate television and make their living writing about it, often didn't like what I did on the air."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Hate, Living, Television, Writing)

"In television, everything is gone with the speed of light, literally. It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Immortality, Light, Television)

"When I was first starting out, if you were acting on television, it was a real stigma."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Acting, First, Television)

"Television really does offer still great parts for women, cable in particular."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Women, Television)

"By exercise. I'll tell you one thing, you don't always have to be on the go. I sit around a lot, I read a lot, and I do watch television. But I also work out for two hours every day of my life, even when I'm on the road."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Work, Life, Day, Exercise, Road, Television)

"Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other."
- Ann Landers
(Related: People, Television, Will)

"Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Nature, Connection, Drugs, Sense, Television)

"You must not demand the failure of your peers, because the more good things that are around in film, in television, in theater - why the better it is for all of us."
- Jerome Lawrence
(Related: Failure, Film, Television, Theater)

"Life goes on pretty much the same way. I've been working on a couple of films on the side. You may see some more. You may even see another television show."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Life, May, Pretty, Television)

"I believe I became one of the first singers to be launched via television exposure. I guess I was a new kind of musical stylist for a new kind of media."
- Brenda Lee
(Related: First, Media, Television)

"I have never had a lap dance in Tampa or any other part of Florida. If I ever did have a lap dance, I don't think I would be discussing television ideas with the girl that was giving it to me."
- Stan Lee
(Related: Dance, Ideas, Giving, Television)

"There is no medical proof that television causes brain damage - at least from over five feet away. In fact, TV is probably the least physically harmful of all the narcotics known to man."
- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
(Related: Medical, Causes, Fact, Feet, Man, Proof, Television)

"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace."
- John Lennon
(Related: Peace, Television)

"The power of television - it's so present in our lives, we don't even know how powerful it is."
- Melissa Leo
(Related: Power, Present, Television)

"I was able to go from stage hand to floor manager to assistant director to director in a year because there was just no one else to do it and what I didn't realise and what people don't understand now about television is that we used to do about five shows a day."
- Richard Lester
(Related: Manager, People, Day, Now, Television)

"When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial television it was easy for me because I was only doing one or two shows a week at most. It was really a holiday."
- Richard Lester
(Related: Beginning, England, Holiday, Television)

"When I began to think about the head of the family, the storyteller, the rise of television which became the new storyteller, the break-up of the American family as an idea and then Avalon came."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Family, Idea, American, Television)

"I worked at a local television station and I got a chance to direct and do all those things - worked kiddie shows, Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Chance, Television)

"I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Actor, Beginning, Television, Writer)

"Book - what they make a movie out of for television."
- Leonard L. Levinson
(Related: Television)

"Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones. That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to immediately prior to when I started to play."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Listening, Play, Punk, Television)

"With me serving as the president, we filed a $3-million lawsuit against the league and its member clubs in an attempt to win increased pension benefits and a larger share Of television revenue."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Benefits, President, Television)

"And I thought, my God, there's an off chance that they will say something that's really worth preserving and there is one way to do that and I knew what it was because I come from television."
- James Lipton
(Related: God, Thought, Chance, Television, Will, Worth)

"I don't watch television. I'm not a TV guy."
- Gary Lockwood
(Related: Television)

"Television's very dependent on images. That's not what news is."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: News, Television)

"Television's not going read stories to you."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Television)

"Some of the most important stories don't lend themselves to television treatment."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Television, Treatment)

"So no one should rely on television either for their knowledge of music or for news. There's just more going on. It's an adjunct to the written word, which I think is still the most important thing."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Music, Knowledge, News, Television, Word)

"I think television often has dismissed younger people. They figure, well, they're not really watching news, that's not our audience."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: People, News, Television)

"Television is simply automated daydreaming."
- Lee Loevinger
(Related: Television)

"Television is a golden goose that lays scrambled eggs; and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar. Anyway, more people like scrambled eggs than caviar."
- Lee Loevinger
(Related: People, Television)

"Asylum was good exposure for me and it is still shown quite often on television. I remember the special effects people had fun making a little doll that looked like me - which is not so easy - and it had to move along the floor."
- Herbert Lom
(Related: People, Fun, Television)

"I come from an everyday middle class family in India. The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls."
- Lavrenti Lopes
(Related: Family, Cinema, Class, Film, Middle class, Television)

"I can only speak for myself, and hope people hear my words and see me on television speaking for myself. And, hopefully, they'll be able to make their own judgment. And at the end of the day, I just want my work to speak for itself."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Work, People, Hope, Day, End, Judgment, Television, Want, Words)

"The facts of life are that a child who has seen war cannot be compared with a child who doesn't know what war is except from television."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Life, War, Facts, Television)

"We met and married when both of us knew exactly what our jobs were. He was only 32, but he'd been all over the place. I'd been working on films and television shows all over the world."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Jobs, Television, World)

"The theater is a tough place. It's not cushioned the way it is in film and television."
- Patti LuPone
(Related: Film, Television, Theater)

"Television provides the opportunity for an ongoing story - the opportunity to meld the cast and the characters and a world, and to spend more time there."
- David Lynch
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Television, World)

"The success of The Simpsons really opened doors. It showed that if you were working in animation you didn't necessarily have to be working in kids' television."
- Seth MacFarlane
(Related: Success, Animation, Kids, Television)

"On average, Australians watch more than three hours of television a day, compared with 12 minutes a day spent by the average couple talking to each other."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Day, Talking, Television)

"I just love the hours of the theatre, I love the way it operates. I always say that when you're doing a play it's like getting a shot of B12, and when you do television for a long series you need a shot of B12."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Love, Play, Television, Theatre)

"I haven't killed anyone on television in years and years. Must have been twenty something years."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Television, Years)

"Television has some lovely aspects to it - and some ghastly aspects - but the theater itself was a wonderful invention."
- Patrick Macnee
(Related: Invention, Television, Theater)

"Television has created a nation of news junkies who tune in every night to get their fix on the world."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Nation, News, Night, Television, World)

"I don't want my president to be a TV star. You don't have to be on television every minute of every day - you're the president, not a rerun of 'Law & Order'. TV stars are too worried bout being popular and too concerned about being renewed."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Being, Day, Order, Popular, President, Stars, Television, Want)

"Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Day, Lies, Newspapers, Television)

"The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving a child and having a baby made in a test tube."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Baby, Being, Difference, Television, Writing)

"I was a very happy child, so to speak. But, since we didn't have video games or television, and very little radio, in terms of a form of entertainment, I used to read a lot and I would draw a lot, and those two things used to occupy my time."
- Mako
(Related: Time, Entertainment, Games, Television)

"The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in the days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other."
- Andrew H. Malcolm
(Related: Car, Family, Children, Parents, Television)

"Television wasn't prestigious."
- Dorothy Malone
(Related: Television)

"Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today."
- Leonard Maltin
(Related: Life, Television, Today)

"It's important to me that I look good on television because, let's face it, I'm single, and you want somebody to watch the show and fall in love with you."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Love, Television, Want)

"It never occurred to me that I'd be on a television show or in feature films but when those came into play my dreams changed along the way."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Dreams, Play, Television)

"This country was founded on a core set of family values. These values should not be discouraged and blatantly undermined by the airing of offensive material on broadcast television and radio."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Family, Values, Country, Television)

"On some level any appearance on Television can be seen as a product endorsement."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Appearance, Television)

"The demand for standup in the eighties was created by how easy it was to exploit 'comedians' and create very cheap television programming."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Programming, Television)

"Any actor will tell you there's more of a schedule to doing a television show. That's why you'll notice a lot of big movie actors are doing television, and they'll tell you, it's because of the schedule."
- Jason Marsden
(Related: Actor, Actors, Television, Will)

"You get to that age where you're watching a lot of television, and who doesn't want to be on television?"
- Jason Marsden
(Related: Age, Television, Want)

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Time, Television)

"I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Television)

"I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: America, Newspapers, Television)

"People talk about that catch and, I've said this many times, that I've made better catches than that many times in regular season. But of course in my time, you didn't have a lot of television during the regular season. A lot of people didn't see me do a lot of things."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Time, People, Talk, Television)

"Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask - when will we get a road to our village."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Computers, People, Country, Road, Television, Will)

"I had spent many years before I was 31 hearing people tell me, Oh Man, you're so funny, you need to be in television. But that and a quarter won't get you on a bus."
- Chi McBride
(Related: Funny, People, Hearing, Man, Television, Years)

"It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors, lawyers and cops. Teachers are something completely different. I think it makes for very interesting television."
- Chi McBride
(Related: Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Television)

"So the system we have in radio and television today is the direct result of government policies that have been made in our name, in the name of the people, on our behalf, but without our informed consent."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Government, People, Name, Result, Television, Today)

"Local television news, on both radio and television, is so appalling. Makes print journalism look like the greatest stuff ever written."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Journalism, News, Television)

"Because what's going on now, and this applies mostly to television stations in the largest markets too, but TV stations basically are now the primary receivers of campaign spending."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Now, Television)

"The wonderful thing about television is the immediate impact of pictures of current events."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Events, Television)

"The two major things that changed the makeup of all professional sports are money generated by television and courts that players went to in order to win their freedom as free agents."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Money, Sports, Freedom, Makeup, Order, Television)

"The one good thing about television is the money; you can make a lot more money than in newspapers."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Money, Newspapers, Television)

"The future is electronic. It's radio, television and the Internet; it's not really newspapers anymore."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Future, Internet, Newspapers, Television)

"Pete Rozelle used television to get the game to the American public by creating the Super Bowl and making it the biggest sporting event in the world."
- Will McDonough
(Related: American, Public, Television, World)

"I don't think there is enough educational programming, but unfortunately, television is built around advertising and those shows don't get the big ratings."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Advertising, Programming, Television)

"When I started at the Globe 40 years ago, there were seven newspapers in Boston and now there are only two. There were only three or four television stations in Boston and now there are a dozen."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Boston, Newspapers, Now, Television, Years)

"I don't think we use television the way we should or the way the inventors intended."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Television)

"I was fortunate to be part of a very successful show on CBS in 1986. I switched to NBC for eight years and through these experiences have gotten terrific insight into television; it's a fascinating medium."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Successful, Television, Years)

"Fortunately, I happened to go east at a time when live television was centered in New York."
- Roddy McDowall
(Related: Time, Television)

"Life is so fast these days, and we're exposed to so much information. Television makes us a witness to such misery."
- Gates McFadden
(Related: Life, Information, Misery, Television)

"I used to take five or six books away and bring five or six books back. Nobody gave me direction or advice and I read much in the way that a boy might watch television."
- John McGahern
(Related: Advice, Books, Direction, Television)

"For example, it's only about 20 years ago the people in that community would have got telephone lines, and it would be only about in the 1950s that electricity came to that part of the world. Television wouldn't have come till 1970."
- John McGahern
(Related: People, Community, Electricity, Example, Television, World, Years)

"This thing that Colin Powell's son is expected to do is kind of scary when you think that television and radio and newspapers are what make people think what they think."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Son, People, Newspapers, Television)

"I was the first voice of Baltimore television in 1947."
- Jim McKay
(Related: First, Television, Voice)

"Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not on the battlefields of Vietnam."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: War, America, Comfort, Living, Television, Vietnam)

"I'd say without a doubt I've had the most sex scenes in any television show, ever. Last season I did eight sex scenes in one day - I haven't topped that yet."
- Julian McMahon
(Related: Sex, Day, Doubt, Television)

"That crossover of whether it's entertainment or news is the biggest crock of b.s. in television today, because it's all entertainment."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Entertainment, News, Television, Today)

"We're one of the forces that causes actors to fasten seat belts before they take off chasing the bad guy in the car... or removes some of the cigarette smoking on television."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Car, Actors, Causes, Smoking, Television)

"Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: History, Time, First, Television)

"The only stage direction Jackie ever gave him, George said was: 'If you want to stay in the picture, stay close to me.' The rest of the cast remembered a television director's adage."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Direction, Rest, Television, Want)

"Savvy observers occasionally note television's resemblance to the weather: Everybody loves to complain about it, but nobody can do anything to fix it."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Television)

"Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Liberal, Public, Talk, Television)

"I took acting classes in college, and once I graduated, I decided to give acting a shot when I couldn't really think of anything else to do. It took me a couple of years to get an agent, and my first big break was The Fanelli Boys, which was a sitcom on NBC. Then I did a few television movies."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Movies, Acting, Boys, College, First, Television, Years)

"If I feel in need of sleep, I just open a book or turn on the television. Both are better than any sleeping pill."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Open, Sleep, Television)

"I was always singing and dancing for my mother when I wasn't glued to the television watching I Love Lucy or the Carol Burnett Show."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Love, Mother, Dancing, Singing, Television)

"Television preachers extract money from the poor to live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes."
- J. Irwin Miller
(Related: Money, Poor, Style, Television)

"There's not a whole lot of events out there on television, especially in the years between Olympic Games."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Events, Games, Television, Years)

"I want to bring more gymnastics on television."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Television, Want)

"Every weekend he'd have me come down to work on Dragnet, which by now was on television as well as radio."
- Martin Milner
(Related: Work, Now, Television, Weekend)

"He was doing - Ray was designing the clothes for my mom's show from California. And one of the first appearances I ever made on television was on my mother's show and Ray and Bob did the clothes for that. It has been a long time."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Time, Mom, Mother, Clothes, First, Television)

"When television is good, nothing is better. When it's bad, nothing is worse."
- Newton N. Minow
(Related: Nothing, Television)

"Actually, the kids at school don't treat me any differently at all just because I'm on television."
- Beverley Mitchell
(Related: Kids, School, Television)

"Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food. My ethnicity was my choice. It still is."
- Isaac Mizrahi
(Related: Life, Food, American, Choice, Television)

"As a kid I watched television 24 hours a day and loved every minute of it. The two shows that always make me laugh and are therefore my favourites are The Dick Van Dyke Show and Fawlty Towers."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Day, Television)

"They don't have the news media set up in Africa that we do in the United States, where televisions are so accessible and newspapers and magazines are able to educate people."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: People, Media, News, Newspapers, states, United)

"I liked the way my character, Shane, was first introduced. You get introduced to her through this sexual action, and I thought that was so cool and just kind of summed up what she enjoys and who she is, to a certain extent. She's a complete sexual being and the great thing is that she doesn't apologize for it. It's just who she is. We rarely see women be able to do that on television."
- Katherine Moennig
(Related: Women, Thought, Action, Character, Being, First, Television)

"Modern politics today requires a mastery of television. I've never really warmed up to television and, in fairness to television, it's never warmed up to me."
- Walter F. Mondale
(Related: Politics, Television, Today)

"The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Family, Country, Loneliness, Television)

"It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles. Television came along and gave me parts to chew on. It gave me wings as an actor."
- Ricardo Montalban
(Related: Actor, Freedom, Television)

"Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Success, Possibility, Communication, Reflection, Solitude, Television)

"I don't know how to do the other, so I won't even consider television until the audience's taste changes."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Taste, Television)

"I just like the continue doing what I've been doing. A melange of funny, straight drama, television, movies, a little theater here and there wouldn't hurt. So if I can keep doing that, I'll be a very happy person."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Funny, Movies, Drama, Hurt, Television, Theater)

"Television is in a different time because of reality television, so it's not as exciting."
- Shemar Moore
(Related: Time, Reality, Television)

"I think that I recall the nostalgic '50s: the start of early television and rock-and-roll, and I think everything seemed to get very generic. Not much has changed."
- Rick Moranis
(Related: Television)

"These days politics, religion, media seem to get all mixed up. Television became the new religion a long time back and the media has taken over."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Religion, Time, Politics, Media, Television)

"I've always tried to not let movie, television or theatre be all that my life is about. I've always tried to get involved in the community or my family now I have kids."
- David Morse
(Related: Family, Life, Community, Kids, Now, Television, Theatre)

"I would argue that television and particularly the BBC were instrumental in puffing up the Royal Family to a level where they were inflated out of all, all proportion to their relevance on the national scene."
- Andrew Morton
(Related: Family, Television)

"Film and television is just a different technique in terms of how to approach the camera but basically the job is the same; but what you learn as a craft in theater, you can then learn to translate that into any mediums."
- Joe Morton
(Related: Film, Job, Television, Theater)

"We don't care really about children as a society and television reflects that indifference to children as human beings."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Society, Care, Children, Indifference, Television)

"The printed page conveys information and commitment, and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience, and it's very limited in what it can do logically. It's an existential experience - there and then gone."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Experience, Commitment, Emotion, Information, Television)

"The ethics of editorial judgement, however, began to go though a sea change during the late 1970s and '80s when the Carter and Reagan Administrations de-regulated the television industry."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Change, Ethics, Sea, Television)

"I'm sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme."
- Paul Muldoon
(Related: Television)

"I never stopped making pictures. There were times when more of my income was coming from other sources, and I had to devote more time to television and movies and records."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Movies, Time, Income, Television)

"Well, I just finished starring in a new episode of the new The Twilight Zone television series."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Television, Twilight, Zone)

"I'm narrating the television series Biography. I'm still involved in my music - I have a new album out. I have an animated project in development. I'm writing a lot of things and you never know if one of them is going to become a six or seven year project."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Music, Development, Biography, Project, Television, Writing)

"Personally, I don't think the film and television industries are run as well as they used to be. Oh sure, we've got great digital effects now but... where are the visionaries?"
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Film, Now, Television)

"Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television science fiction series ever made. It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Science, Fiction, Television, Years)

"Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality."
- Rupert Murdoch
(Related: Quality, Thought, Reflection, Television)

"I think a newspaper should be provocative, stir 'em up, but you can't do that on television. It's just not on."
- Rupert Murdoch
(Related: Provocative, Television)

"Today, children are watching more and more television, and are bombarded over and over with images and content that have the potential to dramatically influence their behavior."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Behavior, Children, Content, Influence, Potential, Television, Today)

"But I think it's also hard to get into soccer here. I think purely on a time level on television as well because of the ad breaks. It's something to do with that as well. You can't show a complete soccer match here. Which I kind of find a bit of an odd thing."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Time, Soccer, Television)

"And the Institute sent me a little film footage of Kinsey himself preparing to do an interview for television to talk about his work, so that was quite valuable for me."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Work, Film, Talk, Television)

"There is no way you can get people to believe you on screen if they know who you really are through television."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: People, Television)

"In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Poetry, Age, Key, Prose, Television)

"As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place."
- Christopher Nolan
(Related: Pretty, Television)

"Television, they say, will permit a person to be entertained at home, without the effort of going to a picture house, without the trouble of booking seats, without the presence of other people."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Home, People, Effort, Television, Trouble, Will)

"It felt like being in the center of the world, and I felt like I was a witness to history and I knew that the whole world was watching on television. So, I could feel the collective consciousness of the world focused on this little strip of land called Seattle."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: History, Being, Consciousness, Land, Television, World)

"We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Movies, America, Culture, English, Television)

"I do like to be creative and I'm very lucky that I've been given different areas in which I'm able to do that - whether it be film or television or theatre or whatever. I'm also still into music and recording."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Music, Film, Television, Theatre)

"That is the godawful thing about television today. Performers don't have any place to hit and miss. You're either in or you're out; you don't have a chance to become good at your craft. If you make three pictures in a row and they don't go over, you're out of the business."
- Donald O'Connor
(Related: Business, Chance, Television, Today)

"Television doesn't want to admit it has those dreadful roach ads on anyway."
- Michael O'Donoghue
(Related: Television, Want)

"Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Advertising, Television, Today)

"I think the roles in television are better for women right now. At this point, I don't want to continue doing the same things I've been doing in film because it's very limited."
- Sandra Oh
(Related: Women, Film, Now, Right, Television, Want)

"The Times' new credibility committee report that was issued on Monday very specifically said they will be putting in a policy that reporters must get permission from their department heads to appear on television, which I think is a really good thing."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: Policy, Committee, Credibility, Television, Will)

"Fox News is hated because they're elitists, and the worst winners television's ever seen."
- Keith Olbermann
(Related: News, Television)

"Lights became so hot they melted mascara on women's faces in early television."
- Johnny Olson
(Related: Women, Faces, Television)

"I rode into the dawning world of television in 1944 on a train."
- Johnny Olson
(Related: Television, World)

"In this age of globalization, instant real time media and television, everyone all over the world realizes that high energy usage equates with a high standard of living and wealth."
- John Olver
(Related: Age, Time, Wealth, Energy, Globalization, Living, Media, Television, World)

"I have never seen a bad television program, because I refuse to. God gave me a mind, and a wrist that turns things off."
- Jack Paar
(Related: God, Mind, Television)

"Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Life, Books, Madness, Reality, Television)

"I know that we shall meet problems along the way, but I'd far rather see for myself what's going on in the world outside, than rely on newspapers, television, politicians and religious leaders to tell me what I should be thinking."
- Michael Palin
(Related: Leaders, Newspapers, Politicians, Problems, Religious, Television, Thinking, World)

"Everything has been homogenized. Over time, with television and jet travel, everybody has blended together. Some of our wonderful charm has been lost."
- Bruce Paltrow
(Related: Time, Travel, Charm, Television)

"I don't think I miss anything by not watching television."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Television)

"I know I'm an actor, but I'm not at all a believer in people watching a lot of TV. I've never had television in my home."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Home, People, Actor, Television)

"The government would have preferred not to take a stand, but the constant presence of the Israeli-Arab conflict on our television screens made it an issue that could no longer be avoided."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Government, Conflict, Television)

"It's not that I'm knocking the movie and television work."
- George Peppard
(Related: Work, Television)

"Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Democracy, Dictatorship, Television)

"My whole goal was to be able to work in television and film and maintain a normal life, never be in a tabloid."
- Pauley Perrette
(Related: Work, Life, Goal, Film, Television)

"Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: American, Force, Television)

"I think television's become a downright dangerous thing. It has no moral barometer whatsoever. If you want to talk about something that is all about money, just watch the television."
- Tom Petty
(Related: Money, Talk, Television, Want)

"I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Money, Success, Happiness, Being, Fact, Job, Now, Television, Theater, Will)

"The censorship is such on television in the U.S. that films like mine don't stand a chance."
- John Pilger
(Related: Censorship, Chance, Television)

"This programme would only really make sense and work properly if it was also broadcast on France's international television channel TV5. So I ended up with a double production, on France 2 and TV5."
- Bernard Pivot
(Related: Work, France, Production, Sense, Television)

"Movies and television shows based on comic books constitute the worst single genre in the history of filmed entertainment (with the exception of porn)."
- John Podhoretz
(Related: History, Movies, Books, Entertainment, Television)

"The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Power, Society, Blame, Media, Television, Wrong)

"Television's Mr. Filth: that's me."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Television)

"Television viewers, they've been around a long time. They've been watching this thing now for 50 years. I mean, they know exactly what's happening when it comes to television programming. You can't put anything over on them anymore."
- Maury Povich
(Related: Time, Now, Programming, Television, Years)

"I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: People, Sense, Television)

"Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake."
- Steve Powers
(Related: Mistake, Knowledge, Television, World)

"People get on a show and they fought tooth and nail. Almost 95% of the actors out there want to be on a television series. Then as soon as they get onto one, no, no, I want to be a movie star. This television series stuff, no, no no."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: People, Actors, Television, Want)

"I've been working some really long hours for the last five or six years. Anybody who works on series television knows, and especially women because women spend probably two hours more than the guys with all their hair and makeup crap."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: Women, Hair, Makeup, Television, Years)

"They put me on television. And the whole thing broke loose. It was wild, I tell ya for sure."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Television)

"I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff. What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff. I've got a dry sense of humor."
- Katie Price
(Related: Humor, Hate, Laughter, Sense, Television)

"Until MTV, television had not been a huge influence on music. To compete with MTV, the country music moguls felt they had to appeal to the same young audience and do it the way MTV did."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, Influence, Television)

"Redd Foxx was the same gruff old codger you saw on television."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Old, Television)

"Sometimes cameras and television are good to people and sometimes they aren't. I don't know if its the way you say it, or how you look."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: People, Television)

"Because of the power of television, I was visible to everybody all over the world. But there are many things in the theater that are more fulfilling and that I look forward to doing more. But really, I love it all: theater, film, television."
- Charlotte Rae
(Related: Love, Power, Film, Television, Theater, World)

"The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labour in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour."
- Frederic Raphael
(Related: Television)

"Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life. In those days, you had to go somewhere to watch television and leave something to see it."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Life, Newspapers, Television)

"I did not, like my children and people today, grow up with television as part of my life."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Life, People, Children, Television, Today)

"I don't want to have to say, Honey, you know, could you turn off the sports channel because I'm not a big sports fan, and I don't love the television being on just for the sake of turning on. I'd like turning on for some thing specific."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Love, Sports, Being, Television, Want)

"Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news."
- James Reston
(Related: America, Europe, News, Opinions, Press, Television)

"Since it was too difficult to get into the Screen Actor's Guild in New York, I moved to Miami in 1982 and started a successful career as a television commercial actress, obtaining my SAG card there."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Successful, Actor, Career, Television)

"I stared at the television in shock, watching as my private life was revealed to the world."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Life, Television, World)

"At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut."
- Donna Rice
(Related: First, Television)

"I'm always struck by the kids who turn up in New York and LA, and places in between. Chicago. Wanting to do theater, wanting to do independent film. Wanting to break into television or radio."
- Frank Rich
(Related: Chicago, Film, Kids, Television, Theater)

"There have been at least three other cases in which federal agencies have succeeded in placing fake news reports on television during the Bush presidency. It was a really good tour. It seemed maybe about a week too long."
- Frank Rich
(Related: News, Presidency, Television)

"In musical theater you have to be very big and very animated, while film and television are more toned down."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Film, Television, Theater)

"I'd like us to deliver a little message to all the men still out there who think it's the '50s, and coming home simply means watching television with a beer."
- Patricia Richardson
(Related: Home, Men, Beer, Television)

"I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar, and if you're in television, you're lying because you're just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now."
- John Ritter
(Related: Lying, Now, Television)

"I've made a connection with the television audience by being a proud Latino man. I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril, honest and straightforward."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Being, Connection, Man, Television)

"Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: God, Bed, Country, Living, Open, Sky, Television)

"I like radio better than television because if you make a mistake on radio, they don't know. You can make up anything on the radio."
- Phil Rizzuto
(Related: Mistake, Television)

"A child's hope is that your father comes riding in on that white stallion and saves them. You can't make somebody love you the way you want them to love you, it's not a Leave it to Beaver type world. This isn't television. Life's a lot more cruel than that."
- Jake Roberts
(Related: Love, Father, Life, Hope, Television, Want, World)

"But I think the image that's thrown out on television is a bad image. Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars. And the NBA is taking advantage of the situation."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Stars, Television, Want)

"But I never, never thought of the ministry nor did - of course, television when I was growing up, there was no television. So I didn't know anything about it."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Thought, Growing up, Television)

"CBS's halftime show during the 2004 Super Bowl was a new low for television."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Television)

"Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music, flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Music, Fun, Now, Right, Talk)

"I think what we need is a more welcoming mode from the people who put on a hundred million country-western shows on television. How about a monthly jazz show?"
- Sonny Rollins
(Related: People, Country, Jazz, Television)

"Anyone who watches golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Golf, Television)

"Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn't hurt."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Ballet, Hurt, Television)

"Supermodels are over, and the new picture girl has become the television actress."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Television)

"When you get something like MTV, it's like regular television. You get it, and at first it's novel and brand new and then you watch every channel, every show. And then you become a little more selective and more selective, until ultimately... you wind up with a radio."
- David Lee Roth
(Related: First, Television, Wind)

"Remember the Tea Party movement didn't get started in September of 2008 when the bank bailout was passed. It really began on Feb. 19th, 2009 when a television commentator named Rick Santelli stood up and said what the hell are we doing bailing out people who couldn't afford a mortgage by taking money from people like me who are prudent?"
- Karl Rove
(Related: Money, People, Hell, Party, Tea, Television)

"People are not in a good mood when any politician's face appears on television."
- Mark Russell
(Related: People, Television)

"I can't think of a performer who is better on television than in person."
- Mark Russell
(Related: Television)

"By ignoring a lot of American culture you can write more interesting stories. Unfortunately, if you were writing about America as it is, you'd be writing about a lot of people sitting in front of television sets."
- Richard Russo
(Related: People, America, American, Culture, Television, Writing)

"Anyone who has seen me spin that heavy, giant wheel on television knows that I'm not a steroid user."
- Pat Sajak
(Related: Television)

"No, I worked a lot for European television, doing documentaries in Brazil."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Brazil, Television)

"Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry."
- Nathalie Sarraute
(Related: Television)

"My dignity and good television - they'll never meet."
- Adam Savage
(Related: Dignity, Television)

"There is no dignity in television."
- Adam Savage
(Related: Dignity, Television)

"Isn't television glamourous?"
- Adam Savage
(Related: Television)

"The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Women, Belief, News, Old, Television)

"Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Balance, Gain, News, Public, Television)

"Television is intensely personal."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Television)

"The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp. It was like being schizophrenic; there was her, the woman on television, and the real me."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Idea, Being, Television, Woman)

"Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Managers, News, Television)

"Women didn't want to watch other women on television because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Women, Attention, Husbands, Television, Want)

"People assume you can't be shy and be on television. They're wrong."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: People, Television, Wrong)

"I certainly grew up seeing more movies and television than I read books, but when it came time to do the thing itself you don't have to hire a lot of people to sit down and write a book, so that was the story-telling medium that was available to me."
- John Sayles
(Related: Movies, Time, People, Books, Television)

"The mainstream press and television do a very soft job of covering the press, either as corporate entities or as news organizations."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: Corporate, Job, News, Press, Television)

"I had - all my life, everybody who knew me thought that I would probably grow up to be a reporter, a newspaper reporter because we didn't have much television in those days."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Life, Thought, Television)

"The justices have constitutionally protected obscenity in libraries, filth over cable television, and now unlimited internet pornography."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Internet, Libraries, Now, Pornography, Television)

"Television has spread the habit of instant reaction and stimulated the hope of instant results."
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
(Related: Habit, Hope, Results, Television)

"Year Two is a critical year for any television show."
- Josh Schwartz
(Related: Television)

"He has a very extensive public relations apparatus that is paid for by the taxpayers of this state. They are some of the best in the business. and he is a master at getting not only television but other media exposure on the basis of confrontation and chaos."
- Bill Scott
(Related: Business, Chaos, Media, Public, State, Television)

"He seems to want confrontation not only with the legislature and with the other elected officials, but he wants constant confrontation in order to be center stage on the television screen."
- Bill Scott
(Related: Order, Television, Want)

"Television? The word is half Greek, half Latin. No good can come of it."
- C. P. Scott
(Related: Television, Word)

"There are allowable limits for radiation going - I mean there's radiation all around us. There's radiation from your television set. There's radiation from your computer. There's radiation actually occurring in the ground."
- William Scranton
(Related: Computer, Limits, Television)

"My father was invited to play on a television show when I was 17 or 18 that was an early equivalent of educational television, a Sunday afternoon kind of variety art show."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Art, Father, Play, Television, Variety)

"I was wildly out of style when that television theme song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten. It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Company, Song, Style, Television, Trying)

"There's something about prime time television and the way the song is going to come off on the air. I'm very concerned, very self-conscious about that."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Time, Self, Song, Television)

"The movie, if I recall, didn't have to do with the television show because there were concerns from everyone that they didn't want it to be like the TV show."
- David Selby
(Related: Television, Want)

"I was delighted to have lines when they came - learning lines for film isn't a problem, but television is a little different, because we shot those shows the whole way through."
- David Selby
(Related: Film, Learning, Television)

"I don't feel the obligation to have a big explosion in the first 20 seconds so the audience doesn't turn on another channel. We are trying to make something that looks like a feature film that was bought for television and I think we are succeeding."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Film, First, Obligation, Television, Trying)

"Conversation like television set on honeymoon... unnecessary."
- Peter Sellers
(Related: Conversation, Television)

"I don't think that Yahoo or any other Internet company should try to become a television network. We will be nowhere if we have to create our own content."
- Terry Semel
(Related: Company, Content, Internet, Network, Television, Will)

"It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper."
- Rod Serling
(Related: Dancing, Singing, Television)

"Television is so influential that when an audience sees you day-in and day-out there's a certain acceptance that sets in; you're no longer a threatening personality. They become more willing to accept whatever you present."
- Doc Severinsen
(Related: Acceptance, Day, Personality, Present, Television)

"Television is so dictated by time constraints that you have to make quick decisions and go with them."
- Ted Shackelford
(Related: Time, Decisions, Quick, Television)

"I can't really recall the first time I was noticed by a producer but the first time I was on television was doing Daytime for Another World, which I started in December '75 and went until December '76."
- Ted Shackelford
(Related: Time, December, First, Television, World)

"I still think of myself as a stage actor. When I do film and television I try to implement what I was taught to do in theatre, to try to stretch into characters that are far from myself."
- Tony Shalhoub
(Related: Actor, Film, Television, Theatre)

"Carol Burnett was particularly funny. She swore for the first time on television on Larry Sanders."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Time, Funny, First, Television)

"I don't know why men are so fascinated with television and I think it has something to do with - if I may judge from my own father, who used to sit and stare at the TV while my mother was speaking to him - I think that's a man's way of tuning out."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Men, Mother, Father, Man, May, Television)

"I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Music, Church, First, Singing, Television)

"You know, women have a history of just being - we've been told all our lives not to say - in the fifties you couldn't say birth or even be pregnant hardly on television - and then gradually things have changed."
- Cybill Shepherd
(Related: History, Women, Being, Television)

"I'm just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the freedom of making my own choices. When you're on a television show for six years, they run your schedule."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Choices, Freedom, Now, Television, Years)

"Kennedy did not have to run the risk of having his ideas and his words shortened and adulterated by a correspondent. This was the television era, not only in campaigning, but in holding the presidency."
- Hugh Sidey
(Related: Ideas, Presidency, Risk, Television, Words)

"I liked television, and television liked me."
- Joel Siegel
(Related: Television)

"Television news was expanding to an hour, and producers did not know how to fill the space and time."
- Joel Siegel
(Related: Time, News, Space, Television)

"In the 1950s we use to feel that television was taking away our comic readership; with today's exciting, powerfully visual movies I have to wonder about their effect on the kids' loyalty to the comic book medium all over again."
- Joe Simon
(Related: Movies, Effect, Kids, Loyalty, Television, Today, Wonder)

"And I'm hoping that over the next 20, 50 years, whatever, the mystique of television and film and all that will diminish somewhat, and people will leave us alone to get on with our jobs."
- Erika Slezak
(Related: People, Film, Jobs, Television, Will, Years)

"My role on television is one of helping people reexamine the assumptions that they hold. I regard Dr. King. You would never hear me get up and speak without in some way, shape or form, referencing, Dr. King."
- Tavis Smiley
(Related: People, Television)

"The fact is that surveys which media people openly admit to show that fewer than twelve percent of their customers believe they're doing a good job, while the average profit margin in television is in the neighborhood of eighty percent."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: People, Fact, Job, Media, Profit, Television)

"I directed before I was even in television; I directed in the theatre for seven years, so that was my trade anyway. But in the UK, I've given up any hope of being considered a director."
- Mel Smith
(Related: Hope, Being, Television, Theatre, Trade, Years)

"I've been very lucky to work on a wide variety of projects, including two long-run and top-10 dramatic television shows. That is why it is so important to offer a helping hand to the next generation of young Latinos coming up behind me."
- Jimmy Smits
(Related: Work, Projects, Television, Variety)

"I never thought television would or could be a long-term commitment."
- Jimmy Smits
(Related: Thought, Commitment, Television)

"I mean, I'm pretty good in real life, but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television."
- Brittany Snow
(Related: Life, People, Play, Pretty, Television)

"You know, I'm a television personality. It's not like I'm a famous hooker or something!"
- Brett Somers
(Related: Famous, Personality, Television)

"I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career where I had done nine television pilots before Three's Company and they all failed, I just got discouraged."
- Suzanne Somers
(Related: Career, Company, Television)

"The funny thing about television is that once you start to do it you never get time to watch it."
- Kevin Sorbo
(Related: Funny, Time, Television)

"If the breaking news event has something to do with young people, specifically with MTV's audience, there was a higher chance that I would actually go cover it with a television camera instead of just write the story myself and read it on the air."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: People, Chance, News, Television)

"I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection."
- Aaron Sorkin
(Related: Drama, Perfection, Television, Theatre, Writing)

"I don't think movies or television have any basis in reality at all. It's all just pretend. That's what's fun about it."
- James Spader
(Related: Movies, Fun, Reality, Television)

"When I played Bobby Fischer, my opponent fought against organizations - the television producers and the match organizers. But he never fought against me personally. I lost to Bobby before the match because he was already stronger than I. He won normally."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: Television)

"There's such good writing now on television and I don't see a lot of great writing on films sadly."
- Scott Speedman
(Related: Now, Television, Writing)

"I'll tell you what I miss most. What I would love to do, more than anything, is just anthologies. With an anthology you can tell any story and be in every division of television. We don't have any anthologies anymore, do we?"
- Aaron Spelling
(Related: Love, Television)

"But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about. We don't do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act."
- Aaron Spelling
(Related: Act, Talk, Television, Violence)

"But it's true, when you see some television, you carry it with you. It's like 90210. Tell me what young shows were being done then... We were thrilled about the ratings around the world."
- Aaron Spelling
(Related: Being, Television, World)

"And I believe that public broadcasting has an important trust with the American people, it's an intimate medium of television, and that we can do reading and language development for young children without getting into human sexuality."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Trust, People, Development, American, Children, Language, Public, Reading, Sexuality, Television)

"We can't just have mainstream behavior on television in a free society, we have to make sure we see the whole panorama of human behavior."
- Jerry Springer
(Related: Society, Behavior, Television)

"I watched television a little, but I mostly just drew and read magazines."
- Stephen Sprouse
(Related: Television)

"I don't know if it's a movement, but the only thing new that's happening is that I think music and art and video and fashion are all kind of thrown into one big ball that's on television, and people see that all the time - you see a fusion of all those things."
- Stephen Sprouse
(Related: Art, Music, Time, People, Fashion, Television)

"It's a word called symbiotic, you send the messages and it comes back in return. Together, it's a wonderful thing, it's why television is so great and film can never reach."
- Robert Stack
(Related: Film, Television, Word)

"I like to stay home and watch television. The Game Show channel, mostly."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: Home, Television)

"Television has made places look alike, and it has transformed the way we see. A whole generation of Americans, maybe two, has grown up looking at the world through a lens."
- Ronald Steel
(Related: Americans, Television, World)

"Late night television is ready for someone like me... standards have gone to an all-time low."
- Howard Stern
(Related: Night, Television)

"Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Car, Dreams, Freedom, Nothing, Protection, Television)

"You do show after show after show and get them done and on the air. Television devours material. We work a minimum of 12, 14 hours, and often 15, 18 hours a day."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Work, Day, Television)

"Good work is good work wherever it's done, in a play, a motion picture or television, and that includes commercials."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Work, Play, Television)

"I wasn't campaigning for a role in a Hollywood television series, it was a fluke. So you've got to have a measure of good luck, you really have, being in the right place at the right time."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Time, Being, Hollywood, Luck, Measure, Right, Television)

"In television you go in with this operating system that it is a crapshoot."
- David Ogden Stiers
(Related: Television)

"I have a new television show in the works, and that is all I can say right now."
- Angie Stone
(Related: Now, Right, Television)

"If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story."
- Rex Stout
(Related: Home, Books, Chess, Mail, Television, Will)

"Again, one of the problems I have with television, as I mentioned before, is it's trivial in many ways, and I think that a lot of folks out there are looking for new metaphors and new ways of thinking about things."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Metaphors, Problems, Television, Thinking)

"Television and film are our libraries now. Our history books."
- David Strathairn
(Related: History, Books, Film, Libraries, Now, Television)

"I didn't realize that television has gone through immense changes and has become very progressive."
- Kiefer Sutherland
(Related: Television)

"I do still like television very much, but the theatre does really have something special about it."
- Sarah Sutton
(Related: Television, Theatre)

"In this country, you have movie actors and theatre actors and television actors."
- Max von Sydow
(Related: Actors, Country, Television, Theatre)

"I don't want to promote my own image either. I don't like going on television or mixing in literary circles."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Literary, Television, Want)

"The timing was terrible, and having one disaster after another didn't help. I think the pictures on television of the way in which the disaster was handled also helped to turn off the public and Congress."
- Billy Tauzin
(Related: Congress, Disaster, Help, Public, Television)

"Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Politics, Country, Economics, News, Now, Television, Voting)

"We decided we didn't want to do a musical for TV because the idea of writing a musical that would be seen on television once seems insane."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Idea, Television, Want, Writing)

"None of those jobs were high-profile, but once I was on ET, people then began to associate me with that show. So, that is the thing that many people know me for. When in effect, that was the end of my television career."
- John Tesh
(Related: People, Career, Effect, End, Jobs, Television)

"I always wanted to be a full-time musician. Every television job I had was a means to buy a grand piano, or to put in a recording studio, or something like that."
- John Tesh
(Related: Job, Television)

"I'd like to do a television show that is encouraging, useful, and clean, and I'd like to go up against Entertainment Tonight and beat it."
- John Tesh
(Related: Encouraging, Entertainment, Television)

"Those worship songs on the Christmas project will air on PBS television. That's highly unusual."
- John Tesh
(Related: Christmas, Project, Songs, Television, Will, Worship)

"So there was a constant flow and a thin line there between reality and television and yes, much of what I was experiencing in my real life was also what was going on in the television show to the extent that I had to take writers' advice and from the counselors around."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Life, Advice, Reality, Television, Writers)

"On the one hand, the press, television, and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Movies, Heroes, Kids, Press, Television)

"Do we settle on a regional team because we can go to its ballpark and see its games on television? Or do we choose a team as our favorite because it has an especially appealing player, a Barry Bonds or an Ichiro?"
- John Thorn
(Related: Favorite, Games, Television)

"I wasn't really interested in doing television. I don't have that much ambition. My agent, Eileen Feldman, has all the ambition for me."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: Ambition, Television)

"They both go together; you can't be in front of the camera hosting a fitness television show in front of 75 million households and not have trained 6 days per week year round - in a bikini no less."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Fitness, Television)

"More Asians need to be on television as a positive role model."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Positive, Television)

"I'd really been wanting to do a television series. I was looking for a comedy."
- Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Related: Comedy, Television)

"I think Les Moonves is the most highly overrated person in television."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Television)

"I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation."
- Donald Trump
(Related: People, Popular, Television)

"I'm never at my best on television. There's a row of cameras between you and the audience, and it's very weird, very confusing."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Television)

"That is the thing I'm most grateful for in this industry to be able to spin in those different mediums, with television, film and the stage - at this stage of the game."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Film, Television)

"That is a big danger, losing your inspiration. When I work in film and television I try to do each take a little differently. I never want to do the same thing twice, because then you're not being spontaneous, you're just recreating something."
- Karl Urban
(Related: Work, Inspiration, Being, Danger, Film, Losing, Television, Want)

"I did a little theatre work after that and the following year I got another part in a television series. Then it was almost to the end of the year before I got more work. That was coming to terms with the reality of the vocation I had chosen."
- Karl Urban
(Related: Work, End, Reality, Television, Theatre, Vocation)

"I know it sounds hokey but I think, ultimately, on television you can't hide who you are."
- Robert Urich
(Related: Television)

"Every parent in America has the total power to control all television programming that is dispatched to their home today."
- Jack Valenti
(Related: Home, Power, Control, America, Programming, Television, Today)

"But now I have a lot of little kids who watched Invader Zim whenever they could find it on television."
- Jhonen Vasquez
(Related: Kids, Now, Television)

"Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Now, Television)

"As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Age, President, Television, Will)

"I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Sex, Chance, Television)

"It's really live television, the way God meant it to be."
- Bruce Vilanch
(Related: God, Television)

"My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Father, Hate, Television)

"When I can't sleep, I'll start thinking about how many shows I've done, count up the number of television shows and movies."
- Robert Wagner
(Related: Movies, Sleep, Television, Thinking)

"On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Cinema, Television, Theatre)

"The difficulty with the present state of affairs is that there is no legislation on the sources of funding for the Polish film industry. There is no legislation concerning filmmaking. And, there is no legislation on television that would be beneficial to filmmaking."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Difficulty, Film, Legislation, Present, State, Television)

"Television theatre, as is implied in its name, should rely on adaptations of scripts written for the theatre."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Name, Television, Theatre)

"In the first years after 1989, films were partly financed from the state's budget as well as by public television. Still, except for a few special cases, most films are made this way."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: First, Public, State, Television, Years)

"In Europe, there is no television filmmaking legislation that could assist film production because private broadcasters are not interested in supporting Polish film."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Europe, Film, Legislation, Production, Television)

"At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Time, Television, Theatre)

"I do not read newspapers. I do not watch television. I am not interested in current events, although I will occasionally discuss them if other people want to discuss them."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: People, Events, Newspapers, Television, Want, Will)

"I think a lot of people in television news look at the cable networks with great envy."
- Chris Wallace
(Related: People, Envy, News, Television)

"But I've worked where they've had animals before, and animal wranglers, the people who raise animals and train animals for films and television, they're all very, very professional."
- M. Emmet Walsh
(Related: People, Animals, Television)

"I don't watch television."
- Ray Walston
(Related: Television)

"You never know what's going to happen with television these days."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Television)

"I don't see on television the kind of blood and guts and body parts blown apart that maybe you're referring to, but it certainly is in that BATMAN feature and I found it very offensive."
- Burt Ward
(Related: Blood, Body, Television)

"And so I was doing that and starving and somebody said you should model and I ran when they told me how much money you could make and I did a television commercial the first job."
- Sela Ward
(Related: Money, First, Job, Television)

"Mostly, I was only interested in television as a kid, and the majority of reading material I collected was an adjunct to that central concern, comic books and magazines included."
- Chris Ware
(Related: Books, Concern, Majority, Reading, Television)

"Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there - I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Life, Thought, Being, Living, Right, Television)

"When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Caring, First, Relationships, Television)

"Without television and mass communication, that knowledge wouldn't exist. So I think it actually has the possibility of turning people into more understanding and more empathetic people."
- John Warnock
(Related: People, Knowledge, Possibility, Communication, Television, Understanding)

"Look at television and how comparatively few minorities are out there."
- Gedde Watanabe
(Related: Television)

"If you're rude for television's sake, it ain't reality TV."
- Pete Waterman
(Related: Reality, Television)

"I grew up without a television. It meant that I read lots of books and entertained myself."
- Emily Watson
(Related: Books, Television)

"I never weigh myself, but the brutal truth of television is that they don't employ old people or fat people."
- Ruby Wax
(Related: Truth, People, Old, Television)

"So many people treat you like you're a kid so you might as well act like one and throw your television out of the hotel window."
- Gerard Way
(Related: People, Act, Television)

"Coming back to a television series puts you back in the limelight and gives you a platform for your ideas. If you're not acting on a series, you don't get the ability to communicate to people."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: People, Ideas, Ability, Acting, Television)

"Essentially, we can once again have the whole American public know that any time in the weekend they need not be alone and they don't have to sit there watching the television set - they can turn this service on and in will come the flow."
- Pat Weaver
(Related: Time, American, Public, Service, Television, Weekend, Will)

"Two years ago I hadn't even thought of the Woman in White, and I was doing a television show and I said I hadn't found a story and the next day somebody rang me and said have you ever thought of the Woman in White."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Thought, Day, Television, Woman, Years)

"I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Eating, Hate, Television)

"Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: Country, Television)

"It's the first war we've ever fought on the television screen and the first war that our country ever fought where the media had full reign."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: War, Country, First, Media, Television)

"Richard Lloyd of Television is one of my favorite guitarists. His mentor was Jimi Hendrix when he was just 14. Jimi was always pounding everything he knew into that kid."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Favorite, Television)

"It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours per year watching television than in the classroom, and far less in actual conversation with their parents."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Children, Classroom, Conversation, Parents, Television)

"Television is now the dominant factor in the lives of too many American children."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: American, Children, Now, Television)

"I think everyone who makes movies should be forced to do television. Because you have to finish. You have to get it done, and there are a lot of decisions made just for the sake of making decisions. You do something because it's efficient and because it gets the story told and it connects to the audience."
- Joss Whedon
(Related: Movies, Decisions, Television)

"He who is created by television can be destroyed by television."
- Theodore White
(Related: Television)

"So, I understand when they make a mistake and everyone at home is throwing their shoe at the television set."
- Vanna White
(Related: Home, Mistake, Television)

"Rookies are also coming in from college programs as big stars, whereas when we came in, we were just happy to be there. We were happy to be playing in a big gym, to be on television, to be playing in America."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: America, College, Stars, Television)

"To be on television and have my nieces and nephews see me, and seeing them wear my shirt to the games and be proud, it's so sweet. Sometimes it feels like it's just a dream."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: Dream, Games, Television)

"There was a time when the FCC tried to require a certain amount of television and media to be educational, a certain amount to be newsworthy and a certain amount of it to be public access."
- Montel Williams
(Related: Time, Media, Public, Television)

"I got an early education from television."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Education, Television)

"I think we're the only jokeless show on television. I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines. It's not a joke show. There are funny lines and funny moments but again the comedy is born of the human experience and awkward pauses are a great part of what it is to be human."
- Rainn Wilson
(Related: Experience, Funny, Comedy, Moments, Television)

"I think television defeats ventriloquism."
- Paul Winchell
(Related: Television)

"On television, everyone talks and they don't care about the mechanics."
- Paul Winchell
(Related: Care, Television)

"If you make compelling television, they will come."
- Henry Winkler
(Related: Television, Will)

"Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Movies, Deep, Now, Silence, Sound, Television)

"We took the whole thing far too seriously. After all, those were early days in television."
- Ernie Wise
(Related: Television)

"Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it."
- Terry Wogan
(Related: Imagination, Television)

"I don't think you can really make television based on what you think audiences want. You can only make stories that you like, because you have to watch it so many times."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Audiences, Television, Want)

"I do love television. But the business is accelerating and people are not getting the chance to fail."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Business, Love, People, Chance, Television)

"If you're going to vote on a television contract, there is a certain rationality to saying that the same structures that are applied to Health Plan participation should be placed on the right to vote on a strike."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Health, Participation, Right, Saying, Television, Vote)

"The threat to free television. The reason television is free is because it is a life support system for commercials. That fundamental aspect is about to change."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Change, Life, Reason, Support, Television)

"Television studios bet the farm on reality shows, where they didn't need any actors and movie studios had no plans for any quality movies that required the presence of me."
- Alfre Woodard
(Related: Movies, Quality, Actors, Reality, Television)

"Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Wisdom, People, Television)

"I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Patience, Television)

"I'm not going to name some of my colleagues who are very well-known for their television presentation, but they wouldn't know new information or how to report a story if it came up and bit them."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Information, Name, Television)

"I did I Love My Wife on Broadway in 1978, and then went into television land. Now things are starting to come together in the way I thought they might when I was a kid."
- Tom Wopat
(Related: Love, Wife, Thought, Land, Now, Television)

"Television is chewing gum for the eyes."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Eyes, Television)

"I'll see Naomi Wolf on television periodically, I have nothing against her and what she says, but I'll feel that she's a politician, like she's got an agenda to get across and that she doesn't always say what's really true or exactly what she feels."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: Nothing, Television)

"I've been blessed. I have no complaints. I've been surrounded by people in radio, on stage and in motion pictures and television who love me. The things that have gone wrong have been simply physical things."
- Dick York
(Related: Love, People, Complaints, Television, Wrong)

"The music and everything we're doing on the stage and on television backs itself up. If that's what gets people's curiosity going or brings their attention to us, that's fine."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: Music, People, Attention, Curiosity, Television)

"In 1949 there was a new thing called Television, to which my agency and advisers opposed as a performance medium."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Performance, Television)

"Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night."
- Darryl F. Zanuck
(Related: People, First, Months, Night, Television, Will)

"If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves."
- Howard Zinn
(Related: Society, Power, Ideas, Control, Corporate, Politicians, Press, Soldiers, Television, Will)

"You know, when we were kids, we had to go to a theater to see a movie. And then television came in and you had to wait until midnight to see the one you wanted to see. Now, all you've got to do is go to a store and buy it and you can watch it whenever you want!"
- John Zorn
(Related: Kids, Midnight, Now, Television, Theater)

"It is a significant acknowledgment that the way people are watching television is changing and the model is quickly changing."
- Jeff Zucker
(Related: People, Television)

"Rather than lose the public because television is here, wouldn't it be smart to adopt television as our instrument?"
- Adolph Zukor
(Related: Public, Television)