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Alfred Hitchcock
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.

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Matt Groening
It is pretty amazing to go from being a print cartoonist to having a hit animated television show, although I secretly expected it [The Simpsons] do well.

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Jerry Seinfeld
There were two keys to the show [Seinfeld]. Our sense of humor is combustible together. There was no idea he [ Larry David ] would have that I couldn’t immediately get onto and say, ‘Yeah, then we’ll do that and then we’ll do that.’ We’re very combustible together. The other thing, equally as important to me, absolutely, if not more important, is we shared a relentless work ethic, both of us.

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Chuck Palahniuk
I haven't had a TV in 10 years, and I really don't miss it. 'Cause it's always so much more fun to be with people than it ever was to be with a television. And for the most part my friends can always be more entertaining than the tube ever can be. But somehow people have been sold on the idea that only professionals can entertain them, that only professionals can sing or tell jokes. And people are cut out of this creativity loop, and creativity is being limited to these large, centralized voices.

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T. S. Eliot
It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.

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Bill Cosby
Television is business, and business is America.

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Margaret Mead
Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.

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Andy Warhol with President Jimmy Carter
When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about close personal relationships.

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Orson Welles
I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.

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Truman Capote
I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about.

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W. H. Auden
What the mass media offer is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

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Noel Coward as a teenager
Television is for appearing on, not looking at.

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Marlon Brando
If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.

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Paddy Chayefsky
Television is democracy at its ugliest.

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Alistair Cooke
When television came roaring in after the war (World War II) they did a little school survey asking children which they preferred and why - television or radio. And there was this little 7-year-old boy who said he preferred radio 'because the pictures were better.'

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Salvador Dalí
What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen or 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.

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Ani DiFranco
Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.

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Lucille Ball
Television is the quickest form of recognition in the world.

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S. I. Hayakawa
In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance.

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David Frost
Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.

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Ray Bradbury
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.

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Carol Burnett
The audience is never wrong.

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Charles, Prince of Wales
There are now more TVs in British households than there are people - which is a bit of a worry.

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Jim Henson
Television is basically teaching whether you want it to or not.

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Steve Jobs
You go to your TV to turn your brain off. You go to the computer when you want to turn your brain on.

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Ernie Kovacs
Television - a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well-done.

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Ann Landers
Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than at each other.

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Miriam Makeba
People in the United States still have a 'Tarzan' movie view of Africa. That's because in the movies all you see are jungles and animals ... We [too] watch television and listen to the radio and go to dances and fall in love.

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Caricature of Groucho Marx
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

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Marvin Minsky
Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know.


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