Quotes About Television – Part 1

  1. What is being lost is the magic of the word. I am not an image person. Imagery belongs to another civilization: the caveman. Caveman couldn’t express himself so he put images on walls. ~Elie Wiesel, 1995
  2. I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. ~Groucho Marx
  3. We cannot blame the schools alone for the dismal decline in SAT verbal scores. When our kids come home from school do they pick up a book or do they sit glued to the tube, watching music videos? Parents, don’t make the mistake of thinking your kid only learns between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. ~George Bush
  4. Sex on television can’t hurt you unless you fall off. ~Author Unknown
    Sex on television can't hurt you unless you fall off
  5. Television has changed a child from an irresistible force to an immovable object. ~Author Unknown
  6. Television: A medium – so called because it is neither rare nor well done. ~Ernie Kovacs
  7. Today, watching television often means fighting, violence and foul language – and that’s just deciding who gets to hold the remote control. ~Donna Gephart
  8. TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they’ll have with twenty-six. Open your child’s imagination. Open a book. ~Author Unknown
  9. If you came and you found a strange man… teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you’d kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don’t think twice about it. ~Jerome Singer
  10. Television is simply automated daydreaming. ~Lee Lovinger
    Television is simply automated daydreaming.
  11. They say that ninety percent of TV is junk. But, ninety percent of everything is junk. ~Gene Roddenberry
  12. The publishers and others should quit worrying about losing customers to TV. The guy who can sit through a trio of deodorant commercials to look at Flashgun Casey or swallow a flock of beer and loan-shark spiels in order to watch a couple of fourth-rate club fighters rub noses on the ropes is not losing any time from book reading. ~Raymond Chandler, 1946
  13. Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover. ~Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
  14. [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
  15. Everything is for the eye these days – TV, Life, Look, the movies. Nothing is just for the mind. The next generation will have eyeballs as big as cantaloupes and no brain at all. ~Fred Allen
  16. Time has convinced me of one thing. Television is for appearing on, not looking at. ~Noel Coward
    Time has convinced me of one thing. Television is for appearing on, not looking at.
  17. We can put it in its proper perspective by supposing that Gutenberg’s great invention had been directed at printing only comic books. ~Robert M. Hutchins, News Summaries, 31 December 1977
  18. Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other. ~Ann Landers
  19. It’s the menace that everyone loves to hate but can’t seem to live without. ~Paddy Chayefsky
  20. Each day, the American housewife turns toward television as toward a lover. She feels guilty about it, and well she might, for he’s covered with warts and is only after her money. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966