521+ Television Quotes That Perfectly Capture Life! (Images)

Television has transformed from a luxury into a fundamental part of our daily lives, serving as a source of entertainment, information, and education.

This exploration presents a collection of television quotes reflecting its significant impact on society and individual perspectives.

These quotes highlight television’s role in unifying society through shared experiences, its educational value, and its ability to offer both enlightenment and escapism.

As we examine these quotes, we’re invited to discuss television’s future, understanding its potential to shape and reflect societal values while navigating our engagement with this pervasive medium.

Television Quotes

Television Quotes

“Television is simply automated daydreaming.” – Lee Loevinger

“Television is the triumph of machine over people.” – Fred Allen

“Television: A medium. So-called because it is neither rare nor well done.” – Ernie Kovacs

“Television is democracy at its ugliest.” – Paddy Chayefsky

“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

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

“All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?” – Nicholas Johnson

“Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn’t have in your drawing room.” – David Frost

“Television has brought back murder into the home—where it belongs.” – Alfred Hitchcock

“Television is the first truly democratic culture—the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.” – Clive Barnes

“Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.” – Alfred Hitchcock

“Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms.” – Alan Coren

“Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.” – Bill Gates

“I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

“Television: chewing gum for the eyes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Television: A medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.” – Ernie Kovacs

“The television is ‘the theater of the masses’.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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

“In television, programming is not a product; it is a by-product.” – Ernie Kovacs

“The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.” – David Brinkley

“Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.” – William S. Paley

“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.” – Bill Hicks

“Television is simply a place for people to go who haven’t got anything better to do.” – Neil Postman

“Television has changed a child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.” – Author Unknown

“Television: the device that brings into your living room characters you would never allow in your living room.” – Tom Lehrer

“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.” – Robin Williams (on television’s influence)

“Television is the opiate of the masses.” – Karl Marx (adaptation of his famous quote about religion)

“Television is not a bad influence. If anything, it teaches you bad things can happen to good people.” – Leslie Moonves

“The problem with television is that the people must sit and keep their eyes glued on a screen; the average American family hasn’t time for it.” – New York Times, 1939

“The wonderful world of television is the greatest of all forms of distraction, entertainment, and education.” – Walt Disney

“I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.” – Orson Welles

“Television: where you watch people in your living room that you would not want to meet in your kitchen.” – Fred Allen

“The problem with television isn’t that the programming is trash; it’s that it makes you, the viewer, trashy.” – Chuck Klosterman

“Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.” – Fred Allen

“On television, you can’t say ‘crap’, but you can show people eating it.” – George Carlin

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

“The difference between television and reality? In television, the villain is defeated in the end.” – Author Unknown

“Television is not the truth. Television is a goddamned amusement park.” – Paddy Chayefsky

“Television has a real problem. They have no page two.” – Robert Altman

“The ultimate tragedy of television is that it kills our imagination dead.” – Roald Dahl

Famous Quotes About Television

Famous Quotes About Television

“Television: A device that permits people who haven’t got anything to do to watch people who can’t do anything.” – Fred Allen

“Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.” – Fred Allen

“The trouble with television is that it discourages concentration. As soon as you start to become absorbed in a program, it’s time to change the channel.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Television is for appearing on – not for looking at.” – Noel Coward

“Television is an invention that allows you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your house.” – David Frost

“I wish there was a knob on the TV so you could turn up the intelligence. They got one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work, does it?” – Leo Anthony Gallagher

“Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.” – Alfred Hitchcock

“Television: the art of making what is unimportant appear important.” – Milton Berle

“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

“Television is a golden goose that lays scramble eggs; and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar.” – Lee Loevinger

“Television is the first truly democratic culture—the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.” – Clive Barnes

“Television: A medium – so called because it is neither rare nor well done.” – Ernie Kovacs

“The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.” – David Brinkley

“The reason most people do not object to the media is that they are not aware that they are being deceived and manipulated.” – Noam Chomsky

“Television is a new medium. It’s called a medium because nothing is well-done.” – Fred Allen

“Watching television is like taking something that can potentially be interactive and making it passive.” – Jodie Foster

“If television’s a babysitter, the Internet is a drunk librarian who won’t shut up.” – Dorothy Gambrell

“The problem with television is that the people who are supposed to be watching are actually on it.” – Robert Benchley

“Television is a weapon of mass distraction.” – Larry Gelbart

“The human brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up and does not stop until you turn on the television.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” – Andy Warhol (on the nature of celebrity and television)

“Television is not a daily art but an eternal art. It doesn’t last, it just repeats.” – Robert Hughes

“Television has raised writing to a new low.” – Samuel Goldwyn

“Television is an invention that allows you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your home.” – David Frost

“The worst thing about television is that everybody you see on television is doing something better than what you are doing.” – Author Unknown

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

“Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.” – Fred Allen

“I’ve learned that television has very little to do with real life.” – Homer Simpson

“Television is the soma of the ‘Brave New World’.” – Aldous Huxley

“Television is the first truly democratic culture – the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.” – Clive Barnes

“The thing about television is that you can’t fake it. Your sense of discovery must be genuine; you can’t pretend to be surprised.” – Julia Child

“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

“Television has brought back murder into the home – where it belongs.” – Alfred Hitchcock

“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

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

“The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were.” – David Brinkley

“The problem with television is that the people who are supposed to be watching are actually on it.” – Robert Benchley

“Television is an interesting invention: it permits millions of people to laugh at the same joke and still feel lonely.” – T.S. Eliot

“In television, the audience is the product, and advertisers are the consumers.” – Author Unknown

“Television: A medium – so called because it is neither rare nor well done.” – Ernie Kovacs

Famous Quotes About TV

Famous Quotes About TV

“Television is the mirror of life. It represents the use and abuse of the imagination.” – Agnes Repplier

“Television: teaching us to believe that more things are news than actually are since its inception.” – Tom Brokaw

“Television has a peculiar way of bringing the family together by keeping everyone apart.” – Irving Fang

“Television is an anesthetic for the pain of the modern world.” – Avery Brundage

“The problem isn’t so much what we watch, but what we fail to do because we’re watching television.” – Michael Landon Jr.

“Television: A device that proves that people will look at anything rather than each other.” – Ann Landers

“Television allows people who haven’t got anything to do to watch people who can’t do anything.” – Fred Allen

“Television is a medium of mass distraction, a purveyor of the passive. It’s not what you watch, it’s what you don’t do because you are watching.” – Neil Postman

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

“Television: where the mind goes to blank.” – Art Linkletter

“The true tragedy of television is not that it presents entertainment in place of substance, but that it has made entertainment the substance of our lives.” – Joseph Campbell

“Television: the drug of the Nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.” – The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

“Television thrives on lives in crisis, but it doesn’t console or enlighten—only distract.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Television is an escape from the world that makes you forget to live your own life.” – Dustin Hoffman

“Television is simply a reflection of society. If you don’t like what you see, then you’re looking at the wrong channel.” – George Blagden

“Television is a medium that kills time and deadens the mind.” – Umberto Eco

“The paradox of television: The medium that aims to bring us together, yet often isolates us.” – Sherry Turkle

“Television: the equipment that beams down vast amounts of information, not all of it worth the light it travels on.” – Edward R. Murrow

“Television is a gift of the Gods, and I am grateful for it. But like all divine gifts, it comes with a price.” – Rod Serling

“Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done, but it’s well-suited for those who digest their thoughts in small bites.” – Woody Allen

“Television is teaching all the time. It does more educating than all the schools and colleges combined.” – Jerome Singer

“Television has changed the American child from an irresistible force into an immovable object.” – Laurence J. Peter

“Television provides the opportunity for an ongoing story – the serial which is not serial but simply indefinite. It is always one more thing.” – John Cage

“Television is a medium; if it’s anything, it’s a medium of the 20th century.” – Marshall McLuhan

“Television: A medium so saturated with commercials that it’s hard to squeeze in the programming.” – Erma Bombeck

“The future of television is on the Internet. That’s not a prediction; it’s an observation.” – Hulu’s founding CEO, Jason Kilar

“Television is an illusion that becomes more real in our minds than the world outside.” – Jean Baudrillard

“Television: a medium that falls in the middle of art and life, often not quite reaching either.” – Harold Pinter

“Television is the soma of the masses, numbing us to the realities of our own lives.” – Aldous Huxley (in spirit of his work)

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

“Watching TV can give you the illusion of participation, without the actual involvement.” – Walter Cronkite

“Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up every time.” – Alfred Hitchcock

“Television is a factory of dreams – and nightmares.” – Angela Carter

“In television, the picture is the bait and the commercials are the hook.” – Fred Allen

“Television: The opiate of the masses, the ultimate escape from reality.” – Karl Marx (reimagined)

“Television has made dictatorship impossible, but democracy unbearable.” – Shimon Peres

“Television: The place where democracy’s principle of ‘everyone’s opinion matters’ meets the reality of ‘everyone’s opinion is available’.” – Ted Koppel

“The beauty of television is that it stops us from seeing the world.” – Gil Scott-Heron

“Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.” – Fred Allen (repeated for emphasis)

“Television, the altar of the modern age, where families gather to worship their own distraction.” – Tom Wolfe

Quotation About Television

Quotation About Television

“Television is the first truly democratic culture—the first culture available to every single person and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.” – Clive Barnes

“The television screen has become the retina of the mind’s eye.” – David Cronenberg

“Television has changed the American presidency for the worse.” – Neil Postman

“Television: A medium so miscalled because it is neither rare nor well done.” – Ernie Kovacs

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” – Albert Einstein (often attributed, regarding television’s impact)

“Television is teaching all the time. It does more educating than all the schools and colleges combined.” – Jerome Singer

“Television is not the truth. Television’s a goddamned amusement park.” – Paddy Chayefsky

“Television: The most potent narcotic that has ever been devised.” – William S. Burroughs

“On television, people can throw whatever they want at you, and you’re stuck with it. You’ve got nowhere to run.” – Bob Dylan

“Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.” – Fred Allen

“In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. In the realm of television, the no-eyed man is king.” – Dean Koontz

“Television is reality, and reality is less than television.” – Brian O’Blivion (from the movie “Videodrome”)

“Television is simply a new, very effective way of conveying information and ideas. It is also a business. Unfortunately, the business part has taken over the information part.” – Edward R. Murrow

“Television is an invention that allows you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your home.” – David Frost

“The problem with television is that the people must sit and keep their eyes glued on a screen; the average American family hasn’t time for it.” – New York Times, 1939 (on the early view of television)

“Television: where you watch the pursuit of happiness instead of pursuing it yourself.” – George Carlin

“Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.” – Alfred Hitchcock

“Television is the first truly democratic culture—the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.” – Clive Barnes

“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

“Television is a medium of mass distraction, a purveyor of the passive. It’s not what you watch, it’s what you don’t do because you are watching.” – Neil Postman

“Television is the chewing gum for the eyes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Television: that which permits millions of people to laugh at the same joke and still feel lonely.” – T.S. Eliot

“The fundamental purpose of television is to sell. It sells products with commercials, and it sells ideas with its content.” – Norman Lear

“Television: A medium so saturated with commercials that it’s hard to squeeze in the programming.” – Erma Bombeck

“Television is an invention by which you can be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t want in your home.” – David Frost

“The future of television lies in the possibility of creating more interactive and engaging content, where viewers are not just passive consumers.” – Reed Hastings

“Television is not merely a form of entertainment, but a means of controlling society.” – Charlie Brooker

“Television is the only medium that allows you to be entertained in your living room by people you would never invite into your home.” – David Frost

“Television has the ability to inform, but its first duty is to entertain.” – Aaron Sorkin

“Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done, and yet, it shapes our society more than we care to admit.” – Woody Allen

“In television, the audience is the commodity, the product that networks sell to advertisers.” – Leslie Moonves

“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.” – Ray Bradbury

“Television: A beautiful distraction from the harsh realities of life.” – Joss Whedon

“Television is not just a form of entertainment, but a means of telecommunication that shapes public opinion.” – Marshall McLuhan

“The true danger of television is in its ability to create a reality for us and then sell us the means to live it.” – Jean Baudrillard

“Television can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it is merely wires and lights in a box.” – Edward R. Murrow

“Television: The device that proves that crime pays, as long as you have the right advertising agency.” – George Orwell

“Television: A medium so powerful that it can make or break presidents, popes, and prime ministers.” – Malcolm Muggeridge

“Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.” – Michael Franti

“The age of television has the capacity to turn every viewer into a voyeur.” – Marshall McLuhan

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