television

A Quote by George Gilder on interest, people, television, and vulgarity

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

Source: Life After Television

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A Quote by Fred Allen on people and television

Television is a device that permits people who haven't anything to do to watch people who can't do anything.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on control, heart, people, and television

Television is a triumph of equipment over people, and the minds that control it are so small that you could put them in a gnat's navel with room left over for two caraway seeds and an agent's heart.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

Source: CoEvolution Quarterly, Winter, 1977

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A Quote by Fred Allen on television

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on imitation and television

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Ernie Kovacs on television

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

Ernie Kovacs (1919 - 1974)

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A Quote by Ernie Kovacs on television

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

Ernie Kovacs (1919 - 1974)

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A Quote by Edward Grimsley on children, cinema, cleverness, entertainment, evil, government, language, people, prayer, television, vulgarity, and wonder

People who knowingly select movies and television programs featuring foul language deserve exactly what they get. . . . Many people will wonder why governments that are clever enough to devise ways to shield children from the dangers of prayer in the classroom should not be clever enough to shield them from the evils of vulgarity in entertainment.

Edward Grimsley

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on discovery, television, thought, and world

First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII - and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on body, computers, mind, television, and universe

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 Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless

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