A Quote by Byron Katie on discomfort, feelings, emotions, gifts, honesty, inquiry, alcohol, television, and addiction

An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, "Get honest; inquire." We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that's as it should be, because in our innocence we haven't known how. So now what we can do is reach out for a paper and a pencil, write thought down, and investigate.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Pat Mitchell on television, media, system, public broadcasting, broadcasting, advertising, commercial, and noncommercial

[Public Broadcasting System] an entity designed to create an informed citizenry rather than to deliver consumers to advertisers.

Pat Mitchell

Source: PBS website - from a December 2004 speech by Pat Mitchell, President of PBS

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A Quote by Walter Russell on jesus, science, scientist, light, radio, radar, and television

"Jesus was the consummate scientist. He knew the omnipresence of Light which we have expressed in radio, radar and television, but all He could say in His day was: ”I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.“

Walter Russell

Source: The Message of the Divine Iliad (Vol. 1) (Divine Iliad)

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A Quote by Bill Hicks on television, tv, paint, and third eye

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.

Bill Hicks

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A Quote by David Letterman on tv, television, new york, new york city, and cbs

Dingoes, jackals, skunks, vipers and weasel are now illegal in New York City. Well great, who's going to run CBS?

David Letterman (1947 -)

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A Quote by Douglas Adams on computer, television, typewriter, interface, mind, body, connect, universe, and bits

A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about.

Douglas Adams

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on depression and television

The mood state Americans are in, on average, when watching television is mildly depressed.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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A Quote by William A. Niskanen on accidents, church, control, dependence, expectation, good, government, jobs, liberty, life, losing, nations, people, risk, security, television, and tragedy

Our government has become too responsive to trivial or ephemeral concerns, often at the expense of more important concerns or an erosion of our liberty, and it has made policy priorities more dependent on where TV journalists happen to point their cameras. . . . As a nation we have lost our sense of tragedy, a recognition that bad things happen to good people. A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident, risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.

William A. Niskanen

Source: “For a Less Responsive Government,” Cato Policy Report, 1996

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A Quote by Vincent Canby on death, life, maturity, music, and television

Radio wasn't outside our lives. It coincided with and helped to shape our childhood and adolescence. As we slogged toward maturity, it also grew up and turned into television, leaving behind, like dead skin, transistorized talk-radio and nonstop music. . . .

Vincent Canby (1924 -)

Source: On the Golden Age of radio, in New York Times, 30 January 1987.

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A Quote by Victor Kiam on appreciation, belief, day, life, pride, television, and time

What's really important in life? Sitting on a beach? Looking at television eight hours a day? I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working. That being the case, I believe one of the most important priorities is to do whatever we do as well as we can. We should take pride in that.

Victor Kiam

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