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Ernie Kovacs Quotes

I hope you find these Ernie Kovacs Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Television: A medium.
So called because it's neither rare nor well done.
- Ernie Kovacs

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series


 

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

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

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


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If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

I was so jazzed about sobering up
and starting a new life;
I had to stop at a bar
to get a drink just to calm down.
- the television series Glee

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films
when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
- Samuel Goldwyn

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

Martyrs cannot be silenced.
- the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

We're one of the forces that causes actors to fasten
seat belts before they take off chasing the bad guy in the car...
or removes some of the cigarette smoking on television.
- Gerald McRaney

And I believe that good journalism, good television,
can make our world a better place.
- Christiane Amanpour

Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar;
it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient
interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns.
- George Gilder

I've worked in television long enough to know that
when you stop enjoying that type of thing you go home and do something else.
- Mark Haddon

I come from an everyday middle class family in India.
The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls.
- Lavrenti Lopes

In Beverly Hills...
they don't throw their garbage away.
They make it into television shows.
- Woody Allen

We are drawn to our television sets each April the
way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.
- Vincent Canby

In my experience, problems most frequently arise from
those who report for television,
with little field experience in your area but an insatiable
appetite for a sound bite.
- Alvin Adams

The censorship is such on television in the U.S.
that films like mine don't stand a chance.
- John Pilger

I moved to LA and decided to do films and television,
mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead.
- Shirley Knight

Right now, more people enjoy movies,
music,
television and movies than they do video games.
- J Allard

There is something supremely reassuring about television;
the worst is always yet to come.
- Jack Gould

Television doesn't make stars.
It's the written media, the press, that makes stars.
- Chevy Chase

People assume you can't be shy and be on television.
They're wrong.
- Diane Sawyer

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

Television has created a nation of news junkies who
tune in every night to get their fix on the world.
- Robert MacNeil

Television is simply automated daydreaming.
- Lee Loevinger

There were no competitions on television.
The first skating competition I ever remember seeing
on television was the 1968 Olympics when Peggy Fleming won.
- Dorothy Hamill

Television should be kept in its proper place -
beside us,
before us, but never between us and the larger life.
- Robert Fraser

Movies and television shows based on comic books constitute
the worst single genre in the history of filmed entertainment
(with the exception of porn).
- John Podhoretz

The success of The Simpsons really opened doors.
It showed that if you were working in animation you
didn't necessarily have to be working in kids' television.
- Seth MacFarlane

I've been doing a lot of music for films and television for quite a few years.
- Jan Hammer

My mother was watching on television and she doesn't want me to hurt anyone.
- George Foreman

Gleason became like a mentor of mine.
I had Gleason helping me on television,
Godfrey on radio.
- Larry King

At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active.
- Andrzej Wajda

There's an awful lot of terrible television which I could do,
but I mostly stick to Have I Got News for You.
- Ian Hislop

Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room.
Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America -
not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
- Marshall McLuhan

Television is intensely personal.
- Jessica Savitch

And the Institute sent me a little film footage of
Kinsey himself preparing to do an interview for television to talk about his work,
so that was quite valuable for me.
- Liam Neeson

Television news is like a lightning flash.
It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it,
leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
- Hodding Carter

I don't really get a chance to watch much television.
I mostly watch BBC Worldwide and repeats of Seinfeld
and Everybody Loves Raymond.
- Will Estes

Television, although It's in steep decline,
still occasionally gives voices to people who don't have voices.
- Christopher Eccleston

It was doing very well; it was doing particularly well outside of England.
It was a very big seller for Carlton Television.
But it was getting more and more expensive to do.
- Derek Jacobi

I think that probably the - I don't give quotes to studios.
They have to get those out of the paper or from television.
So they wouldn't have had my quote opening day.
- Roger Ebert

Supermodels are over, and the new picture girl has
become the television actress.
- Portia de Rossi

On the one hand, the press, television,
and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids.
- Ken Thompson

Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb,
a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.
- Art Buchwald

Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding
of the way film accelerates the communication of words.
- Steven Bochco

Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his
or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake.
- Steve Powers

Movies are movies, television is television.
- Dirk Benedict

I write for a certain sphere of readers in the United
States who on average watch seven and a half hours
of multichannel television per day.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Lights became so hot they melted mascara on women's
faces in early television.
- Johnny Olson

In 1949 there was a new thing called Television,
to which my agency and advisers opposed as a performance medium.
- Loretta Young

I can't turn on the television without seeing me,
or open the newspaper without seeing me and,
honestly, I'm sick to death of me.
- Elizabeth Edwards

I don't think any industry was ever as closely scrutinized
and written about and constantly in the public eye as television.
- Roone Arledge

Richard Lloyd of Television is one of my favorite guitarists.
His mentor was Jimi Hendrix when he was just 14.
Jimi was always pounding everything he knew into that kid.
- Tina Weymouth

To have my fan club.
I am very proud of doing everything.
I try to support my parents, friends and fans.
I am also proud of my performing in the visual arts,
and motion television.
- Chris Burke


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