Quotes: television

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  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    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.
  • 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 Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
  • 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
    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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney
    American radio and television writer 1919-2011
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    Anyone who likes golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens.
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol
    American artist 1930-
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    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.
  • Robert Bresson
    Robert Bresson
    French film director 1907-
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    Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    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.
  • Gordon B. Hinckley
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    American religious leader and author 1995-2008
    Gordon B. Hinckley
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    Encourage your children to read more and watch television less.
  • James Reston
    James Reston
    In Holland born, American journalist 1909-1995
    James Reston
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    Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news.
  • Shelley Winters
    Shelley Winters
    American actress 1920-2006
    Shelley Winters
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    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.
  • Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney
    American radio and television writer 1919-2011
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    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.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    I can't stand to see myself on television.
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