Quotes: television

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  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    American humorist, writer
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    Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.
  • Bill Hader
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    Oddly enough, I have really bad stage fright - getting up in front of people. And I made a living going on live television.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
  • Blake Anderson
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    'South Park' is so hilarious... I remember when it first came out: that show changed television forever.
  • Burnie Burns
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    'The Amazing Race' has always been the gold standard of reality television to me. It's smart, it's funny, and it's entertaining as hell.
  • Bob Newhart
    Bob Newhart
    American stand-up comedian and actor 1929-
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    'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' was the best television, the best cast, the best-written television show ever.
  • Billy Wilder
    Billy Wilder
    Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and artist 1906-2002
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    A bad play folds and is forgotten, but in pictures we don't bury our dead. When you think it's out of your system, your daughter sees it on television and says, My father is an idiot.
    Source: Culture and Commitment, 1929-1945 (1973)
  • Adam Baldwin
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    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.
  • Abbie Hoffman
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    A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station, not the factory. It concentrates its energy on infiltrating and changing the image system.
    Source: Soon to be a Major Motion Picture (1980)
  • Ben Edwards
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    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.
  • Actually, the kids at school don't treat me any differently at all just because I'm on television.
  • Campbell Brown
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    After a 15-year career in television news, sometimes spent biting my tongue in the name of objectivity and balance, I retired to raise our two small children.
  • Ben Shapiro
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    After the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Obama administration steadfastly refused to say which element of the U.S. military had participated in the assault. Until Vice President Joe Biden decided to talk about it on national television, that is.
  • Clive James
    Clive James
    Australian author, poet, translator and memoirist 1939-
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    All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.
  • Bob Gunton
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    Among the roles I've played on stage, television and in films were politicos as diverse as Abe Lincoln, Juan Peron, Herman Goering, George Wallace and both Roosevelts.
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