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If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30.
When you're young, you look at television and think, there's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want.
I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
I think it's brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.
I can't stand to see myself on television.
I think the part of media that romanticizes criminal behavior, things that a person will say against women, profanity, being gangster, having multiple children with multiple men and women and not wanting to is prevalent. When you look at the majority of shows on television they placate that kind of behavior.
In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced in television.
I don't like seeing myself on television. I don't like it.
Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?
If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.
Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
T. S. Eliot
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.
When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.
In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.
Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.
I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
China is starting an English-speaking television network around the world, Russia is, Al Jazeera. And the BBC is cutting back on its many language services around the world.
If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.
Anyone who watches golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens.
I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation.
I think Les Moonves is the most highly overrated person in television.
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.
And I believe that you never be limited in what you do, so I like to do movies, I like to do television.
I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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