Thoughts and Perspectives

Quotations about Television

All television is educational television.  The question is:  what is it teaching?  ~Nicholas Johnson

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

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

Television has changed a child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.  ~Author Unknown

Today, watching television often means fighting, violence and foul language – and that’s just deciding who gets to hold the remote control.  ~Donna Gephart

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

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

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

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

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

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.  ~Andrew Ross

Theatre is life.  Cinema is art.  Television is furniture.  ~Author Unknown

I believe television is going to be the test of the modern world, and that in this new opportunity to see beyond the range of our vision, we shall discover a new and unbearable disturbance of the modern peace, or a saving radiance in the sky.  We shall stand or fall by television – of that I am quite sure.  ~E.B. White

In Beverley Hills, they don’t throw their garbage away – they make it into television shows.  ~Woody Allen

If you read a lot of books, you’re considered well-read.  But if you watch a lot of TV, you’re not considered well-viewed.  ~Lily Tomlin

See also: 

Kill Your Television (song) ~ Dr. Rob Williams 

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