357 Total Quotes

Television Quotes

Watching old movies is like spending an evening with those people next door. They bore us, and we wouldn't go out of our way to see them; we drop in on them because they're so close. If it took some effort to see old movies, we might try to find out which were the good ones, and if people saw only the good ones maybe they would still respect old movies. As it is, people sit and watch movies that audiences walked out on thirty years ago. Like Lot's wife, we are tempted to take another look, attracted not by evil but by something that seems much more shameful -- our own innocence.
Pauline Kael Permalink
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We've had a long ride back from a cancellation of a short-lived television series to the release of a major motion picture. I don't know if there's any other story equivalent to that in Hollywood history,
Adam Baldwin Permalink
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A lot of the television industry is so cookie-cutter. In general, there are so many shows that are easy and bland to watch. You can tune in at any time and know exactly where you are in the story arc because it's pretty much the same every week.
Adam Baldwin Permalink
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Raymond Chandler
Television's perfect. You turn a few knobs, a few of those mechanical adjustments at which the higher apes are so proficient, and lean back and drain your mind of all thought. And there you are watching the bubbles in the primeval ooze. You don't have to concentrate. You don't have to react. You don't have to remember. You don't miss your brain because you don't need it. Your heart and liver and lungs continue to function normally. Apart from that, all is peace and quiet. You are in the man's nirvana. And if some poor nasty minded person comes along and says you look like a fly on a can of garbage, pay him no mind. He probably hasn't got the price of a television set.
Raymond Chandler Permalink
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When you do television, there's more to do, and when you do new television, there's a lot more to do, especially when you don't have partner. I miss not having that person,
Adam Carolla Permalink
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Gretchen actually used to work at a television station.
Aaron Harberts Permalink
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I was told by both an agent and a casting director that I'd never work in television.
Julianna Margulies Permalink
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Karl Urban
I did a little theatre work after that and the following year I got another part in a television series. Then it was almost to the end of the year before I got more work. That was coming to terms with the reality of the vocation I had chosen.
Karl Urban Permalink
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I'm kind of glad. If we had won, we would have come in here and watched television for two hours to see if the Phillies won. I'm not saying I would have complained. Obviously, that would have been better than this. But it will all work out.
Adam LaRoche Permalink
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Samuel Goldwyn
Television has raised writing to a new low.
Samuel Goldwyn Permalink
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Norman Mailer
The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving a child and having a baby made in a test tube.
Norman Mailer Permalink
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But it's true, when you see some television, you carry it with you. It's like 90210. Tell me what young shows were being done then... We were thrilled about the ratings around the world.
Aaron Spelling Permalink
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Abbie Hoffman
A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
Abbie Hoffman Permalink
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Bill Bryson
Incidentally, disturbance from cosmic background radiation is something we have all experienced. Tune your television to any channel it doesn't receive, and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.
Bill Bryson Permalink
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What they want to censor, what they want to regulate are the most popular television shows, ... We're mistaking the will of the PTC for the will of the public. ... It really is a form of censorship.
Adam Thierer Permalink
#Television

What they want to censor, what they want to regulate are the most popular television shows. We're mistaking the will of the PTC for the will of the public. ... It really is a form of censorship.
Adam Thierer Permalink
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It's the most watched percentage of television.
Adi Kishore Permalink
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This attack is clearly visible all over the world on television. Consequently, world equity markets are in turmoil. The uncertainty created by the attacks are likely to bring about more uncertainty abroad.
Alan Ackerman Permalink
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They're willing to suck in all this crap that comes over the television.
Alec Baldwin Permalink
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Just because I really am a housewife and a mom, I don't get to watch television,
Alfre Woodard Permalink
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Alfred Hitchcock
Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime.
Alfred Hitchcock Permalink
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It's important to bring theatrical stuff back to television,
Andrew Lloyd Permalink
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To get to a television final in the last major of the year is what it's all about.
Amleto Monacelli Permalink
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The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.
Andrew Ross Permalink
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She knows how to do live television. She would be the one doing the nine-hour stints in the anchor chair, and doing morning television prepares you for that.
Andrew Tyndall Permalink
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Premiering the show online a week before its television transmission is a first for Channel 4 and what better show could we start with than this? The IT Crowd is a surreal look at the underclass of a company and we're giving people the chance to see it first.
Andy Taylor Permalink
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Let's face it, there are no plain women on television.
Anna Ford Permalink
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I don't have a television, so I don't know what they do,
Annabella Sciorra Permalink
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The time of the rack and the screws is come. Summer television has set in with its usual severity. And the small screen, where late the sweet birds sang, is now awash with repeats, reruns, rejects, replacements and reversions to the primitive.
Harriet Horne Permalink
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As long as they had some kind of ball in their hand or watching some sporting event on television, they were pretty happy.
Sharon Hodges Permalink
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