Quotes About Television – Part 2

  1. Television: chewing gum for the eyes. ~Frank Lloyd Wright
  2. Television was not intended to make human beings vacuous, but it is an emanation of their vacuity.  ~Malcolm Muggeridge
  3. The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little. ~Ray Bradbury, The Golden Apples of the Sun
  4. Television – the drug of the nation
    Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation…
    ~The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, “Television, the Drug of the Nation” (song)
  5. So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall. ~Roald Dahl
  6. Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it. ~Alfred Hitchcock
  7. Television keeps the masses occupied. What if everyone decided they wanted to make something of their lives? Television keeps the competition down and keeps more criminals off the street. What if everyone decided to go to law school or medical school? It would sure make it tough on the rest of us. ~Jim Urbanovich
  8. 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. ~Joey Adams
  9. Television should be the last mass communication medium to be naively designed and put into the world without a surgeon-general’s warning. ~Alan Kay
  10. The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television. ~Author Unknown
  11. Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new type program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.  ~Art Buchwald, “Adding Insult to Injury,” Have I Ever Lied to You?, 1966
  12. Ninety-eight percent of American homes have TV sets, which means the people in the other 2% have to generate their own sex and violence.  ~Attributed to Gene Baylos
  13. 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
  14. Television is more interesting than people.  If it were not, we should have people standing in the corners of our rooms.  ~Alan Coren
  15. Your cable television is experiencing difficulties.  Please do not panic.  Resist the temptation to read or talk to loved ones.  Do not attempt sexual relations, as years of TV radiation have left your genitals withered and useless.  ~Matt Groening, The Simpsons
  16. TV will never be a serious competitor for radio because people must sit and keep their eyes glued on a screen; the average American family hasn’t time for it.  ~Author Unknown, from New York Times, 1939
  17. What compels you to stare, night after night, at all the glittering hokum that has been deliberately put together for you?  ~J.B. Priestley, about Americans
  18. Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.  ~Edward R. Murrow
  19. Television is an anesthetic for the pain of the modern world. ~Astrid Alauda
  20. So long as there’s a jingle in your head, television isn’t free.  ~Jason Love