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In Beverly Hills they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.
Woody Allen

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
John Lennon

Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.
David Letterman

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

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

There's all this talk about violence on TV causing violence on the streets. Well, there's so
much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy on the street?
George Carlin

Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs.
Jim Rohn

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Woody Allen

We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your
computer when you want to turn your brain on.
Steve Jobs

I am sick of parents blaming the violence on television as the reason their kid just blew up
the neighbor's dog or for school shootings. Violence on television and in the movies is too
prevalent - I will give you that... But lousy parenting is the real cause of messed up kids.
Larry Winget

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
Ann Landers

Successful people follow independent paths. They break away from the crowd. They join a
smaller crowd. They don't have the television on all the day long. They use their time
constructively. It's easier to win! There is less competition up there and the view is better.
Earl Nightingale

Democracy means free television, not good television, but free.
Johnny Carson

Watching a bad TV program, we become the TV program. We are what we feel and perceive.
If we are angry, we are the anger. If we are in love, we are love. If we look at a snow-
covered mountain peak, we are the mountain. We can be anything we want, so why do we
open our windows to bad TV programs made by sensationalist producers in search of easy
money, programs that make our hearts pound, our fists tighten, and leave us exhausted?
Thich Nhat Hanh

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Television is very educational. Every time it comes on, I go into another room and read a
book.
Groucho Marx

Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go
to jobs.
Bill Gates

Watch out for media programming, the constant suggestive influence from radio, television,
newspaper, magazines, and billboards. It's estimated that the average American is exposed to
more than 1,500 advertising messages each day. If you think like the masses think, you'll get
what the masses get.
Tommy Newberry

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your
teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you
deserve it.
Frank Zappa

Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored
by their elders.
Margaret Mead

In Russia, we had only two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two
consisted of a KGB officer telling you, "Turn back immediately to Channel One."
Yakov Smirnoff

I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.
Orson Welles

Television, radio, and all the sources of amusement and information that surround us in our
daily lives are also artificial props. They can give us the impression that our minds are active,
because we are required to react to stimuli from the outside. But the power of those external
stimuli to keep us going is limited. They are like drugs. We grow used to them, and we
continuously need more and more of them. Eventually, they have little or no effect.
Mortimer Adler

We owe a lot to Thomas Edison. If it wasn't for him, we'd be watching television by
candlelight.
Milton Berle

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is
propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
Rita Mae Brown

When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.
Andy Warhol

Television leaves no external scars.
Robert A. Heinlein

Taking responsibility means handling the Chatterbox. This is the little voice inside, the voice
that tries to drive you crazy - and often succeeds! ... if you are not aware of your
Chatterbox, it sounds something like this: If I call him maybe he'll think I'm too pushy, but
maybe if I don't call him, he'll think I'm not interested. But if I call him and his message
machine is on I'll wonder where he is and it will ruin my whole evening because I'll know he's
out with another woman, but if I don't call him I'll wonder anyway. Maybe I shouldn't go out
tonight. He might call and then he'll think I don't care. But if I'll call he'll really... No wonder so
many of us hate being alone and can't be in a room without turning on the radio or television
for company. Anything to escape such insanity!
Susan Jeffers

I've got other things to do besides watch television.
Harry Truman

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big
TVs.
Zig Ziglar

I have a problem with the strip that runs along the bottom of programmes. Do you want me to
watch the show, or do you want me to read the strip? Don't these idiots who run the networks
know we don't want to read? That's why we're watching TV.
Jerry Seinfeld

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