Television quotes page 2
Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover.
Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way we deny life. Inaction is sitting in front of the
television every day for years because you are afraid of expressing what you are. Expressing
what you are is taking action... Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation,
no results, and no reward.
Don Miguel Ruiz
Life is short - don't waste it in front of the television.
The best way to influence your kids is to walk the talk... Don't preach the beauty of books
and learning and then head into your family room to watch three hours of MTV.
It's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in
eight hours of TV a day.
With high definition TV, everything looks bigger and wider. Kind of like going to your 25th
high school reunion.
Advertising. The movies do it. TV does it. Why don't you do it?
Where else but in America could the women's liberation movement take off their bras, then go
on TV to complain about their lack of support?
One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not
have died in vain. You will have entertained us.
I can't watch TV longer than five minutes without praying for nuclear holocaust.
The happiest people I know don't watch TV, they read books.
Studies have found that American teenagers are two and a half times more likely to
experience elevated enjoyment when engaged in a hobby than when watching TV, and three
times more likely when playing a sport. And yet here's the paradox: These same teenagers
spend four times as many hours watching TV as they do engaging in sports or hobbies. So
what gives? ... The answer is that we are drawn - powerfully, magnetically - to those things
that are easy, convenient, and habitual, and it is incredibly difficult to overcome this inertia.
Active leisure IS more enjoyable, but it almost always requires more initial effort - getting the
bike out of the garage, driving to the museum, tuning the guitar, and so on. Csikszentmihalyi
calls this "activation energy." ... Lower the activation energy for habits you want to adopt,
and raise it for habits you want to avoid. The more we can lower or even eliminate the
activation energy for our desired actions, the more we enhance our ability to jump-start
People think I hate sex. I don't. I just don't like things that stop you seeing the television
I like my beer cold, my TV loud and my homosexuals flaming.
Now the freaks are on television, the freaks are in the movies. And it's no longer the
sideshow, it's the whole show. The colorful circus and the clowns and the elephants, for all
intents and purposes, are gone, and we're dealing only with the freaks.
The average TV commercial of sixty seconds has one hundred and twenty half-second clips in
it, or one-third of a second. We bombard people with sensation. That substitutes for thinking.
Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
Fred A. Allen
If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us
wouldn't get any exercise at all.
Television is a weapon of mass distraction.