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Cable Television Quotes


"Television, cable, features are always out there." - Kyle Chandler

"The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television." - Anson Mount

"Televisions are devices with screens that things appear on." - Tim Cook

"Television, cable, the Internet, that's knocked the boundaries down." - Hugh Hefner

"On cable TV, they have a weather channel" - Dan Spencer

"Ordinary people have big TVs. Extraordinary people have big libraries." - Robin S. Sharma

"Ordinary performers have giant TVs. Extraordinary performers have huge libraries." - Robin S. Sharma

"Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs" - Jim Rohn

"Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs." - Zig Ziglar

"I don't even see it as cable TV anymore. I've been called 'Larry the Cable Guy' for so long, I don't even think about it being about cable. I don't know anything about cable." - Larry The Cable Guy

"Now that we've transitioned to more Smart TVs, where people are broadcasting their cable box, I hope that Geek & Sundry is something that people will click on in the future, knowing that they're going to get content that they love." - Felicia Day

"Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television." - Michael Medved

"I think cable TV in the United States is amazing right now. It's reinvented television, really. What's going on in the States with some of these cable shows like 'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men' is amazing stuff." - Robert Taylor

"There'll never be any revolution. Humanity has bartered it for Coca-Cola and cable television." - Liza Marklund

"Everyone else is either asleep or having sex. I've been watching cable television and eating jello." - Stephen Chbosky

"I find myself watching cable and television much more than going to the movies." - Lauren Shuler Donner

"Television really does offer still great parts for women, cable in particular." - Christine Lahti

"I just personally feel like the best writing for actors exists in cable television." - Donal Logue

"Going from three TV channels to broadcast TV to cable to talk radio; obviously the online explosion has changed things." - William Kristol

"I think that cable TV is a great venue to do something interesting." - Bob Odenkirk

"I don't have cable. I just never watched a lot of TV." - Adam Driver

"TV, in particular cable channels, has assumed the role of independent film." - Eric Stoltz

"If I want a television, I would love the buy American-made televisions like they used to have where they had GE and Sylvania and all of the different. Today, it's Samsung, it's LG, it's Sony. We don't make televisions anymore." - Donald Trump

"Televisions and movies have made many Americans into habitual consumers of synthetic experience-audiovisual fantasies that simply pass the time." - Karl Albrecht

"There's nothing a priori good about equality. One person has three televisions, the other has two, so what?" - Catherine Wilson

"Apparently, when Twin Peaks was on the air in Spain, something like 50 percent of televisions were tuned to it." - Kyle Maclachlan

"Surrounded by noises from televisions, airplanes, subways and automobiles, most of us 'tune out' for self-protection." - Michael J. Gelb

"Everybody's slow right now, there's nothing happening musically, everybody's all on cable television and being manipulated by all the television right now, what's on cable telling people what to listen to and stuff." - Kool Keith

"The 1990 'Goodwill Games' can be another indication that the television world is not divided between commercial and cable. If the viewer thinks highly of our efforts... they will have a higher opinion of cable television and TBS." - Tony Verna

"I grew up in Toronto and as long as I can remember, as long as there was cable, even those old cable boxes that were wired to the TV, there have been Bollywood movies on Toronto TV." - Mike Myers

"The justices have constitutionally protected obscenity in libraries, filth over cable television, and now unlimited internet pornography." - Phyllis Schlafly

"Everyone else is either asleep or having sex. I"ve been watching cable television and eating jello." - Stephen Chbosky

"Everyone else is either asleep or having sex. I"ve been watching cable television and eating jello." - Stephen Chbosky

"Everybody expects to have a filmic experience when they're watching television, whether they're watching network, basic cable, premium, or streaming." - Marti Noxon

"I think a lot of people in television news look at the cable networks with great envy." - Chris Wallace

"Being able to take a traditional cable-television subscriber and give them new widget type applications to me is huge." - Mark Cuban

"Comedy has been crossing the country with remarkable speed way before the Internet, social media, even cable TV." - Chris Bliss

"The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people, and don't come in clearly enough." - Bill Maher

"Many of our constituents have one option for cable TV and one price. Our constituents desire choice." - Melissa Bean

"All television is children's television." - Richard Adler

"All television is children's television." - Richard P. Adler

"I have a few TVs." - Wolf Blitzer

"The illusion of companionship sits waiting in the television set. We keep our televisions on more than we watch them - an average of more than seven hours a day. For background. For company." - Louise Bernikow

" is growing its audience by forming partnerships with traditional TV manufacturers and a new breed of company in the set-top box market that lets consumers connect to the Internet via their televisions." - Adam Ostrow

"Just as our kids don't understand the difference between broadcast and cable, the line between TV and Internet TV is about to disappear." - Jeff Jarvis

"Your cable television is experiencing difficulties. Please do not panic. Resist the temptation to read or talk to loved ones. Do not attempt sexual relations, as years of TV radiation have left your genitals withered and useless." - Matt Groening

"I abhor television. Notice how i said "television" and not "TV" because TV is a nickname and nicknames are for friends and television is no friend of mine." - Nick Valensi

"With the rise of cable, network is clearly floundering because the characters on cable are far more fascinating than they are on network. Network television is trying to figure it out. Network television really relies on story rather than character, and cable relies on character." - Dylan Mcdermott

"Al Gore announced Tuesday that he plans to launch a 24-hour cable news network for young adults. Gore claims he's been wanting to do this since he invented cable TV in the 1990s." - Tina Fey

"Why would you let [the TV audiences] build a habit of going to the cable networks? So I think they've obviously smartened up now, and they're not giving the summer to cable anymore." - James Patterson

"The Noisiest buzz in the industry lately has been over the emerging use of cable TV systems to provide fast network data transmissions using a device called a cable modem. But the likelihood of this technology succeeding is zilch." - John C. Dvorak

"I've appeared three times on 'The Good Wife.' I'm proud of being associated with the show. 'Time' magazine called it 'the best thing on TV outside cable.' Did I mention that I also appear on cable?" - Donna Brazile

"I just don't need cable news. There's nothing that happens on cable news that I don't already know. I'm talking about just the acquisition of information, learning things. What is on cable TV is not that. Cable news isn't news. What is happening on cable news right now is a political assassination of not just Donald Trump, but of ideas and cultural mores that I believe in." - Rush Limbaugh

"I would watch 'The Dukes of Hazzard' on loop. At one point I had 30 televisions in my bedroom and I would watch it over and over." - Sean William Scott

"Most Canadians don't understand the House of Commons. They turn on their televisions, see us yelling at one another, and dismiss us as a bunch of fools." - Jean Chretien

"There is a revolution happening, and within two years I think that Wi-Fi and Netflix will be built into all the televisions." - Reed Hastings

"Best-selling horror fiction is indeed necessarily conservative because it must entertain a large number of readers. It's like network television. I'm your local cable access station." - Thomas Ligotti

"I like the fact that a modern television and modern drama on cable has characters that are really intricate and deep and have multiple layers." - Matthew Lillard

"I don't even have cable anymore, or a television. I just watch on computers. It's clearly the future of where we're heading." - Famke Janssen

"People are sophisticated viewers, as evidenced by the risks that are taken in cable television, and I think network has to do the same thing." - Todd Lieberman

"Best-selling horror fiction is indeed necessarily conservative because it must entertain a large number of readers. It's like network television. I'm your local cable access station." - Thomas Ligotti

"Cable television and the Internet have created an unending demand for information, and there simply isn't enough truth to go around." - Timothy Noah

"It's the cable shows that are really the most interesting - 'Mad Men,' 'Breaking Bad,' those shows are really the premiere shows on television right now." - Dylan Mcdermott

"If we can't have a serious conversation without politicizing it on cable TV and making it a scoring point for one day, we're in trouble." - John F Kerry

"I just think there's more paparazzi, there's more cable TV, there's millions of networks now, there's more paparazzi. People liked gossip then, and they like gossip now." - Debbie Reynolds

"Why live outside the US? Do you want health care or safe food products or democracy or something? They're all overrated. Stay for the excellent cable TV." - Ian Mckellen

"On cable TV they have a weather channel - 24 hours of weather. We had something like that where I grew up. We called it a window" - Dan Spencer

"The TV season is a year-long thing now, and the networks are starting to look at it that way, thanks to cable, satellites, and competition." - Drew Carey

"The great coming to age of cable is really a beautiful thing. No commercials. It's like a small theater. It's a cinema on a TV screen." - David Lynch

"On cable TV they have a weather channel - 24 hours of weather. We had something like that where I grew up. We called it a window." - Dan Spencer

"I have actually directed over thirty plays and about one hundred commercials for cable TV, but have not yet had the opportunity to direct a feature film." - Sid Haig

"The perfect date for me would be staying at home, making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV." - Kim Kardashian

"I graduated from high school in 1963. There were no computers, cell phones, Internet, credit cards, cassette tapes or cable TV." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"I think the relationship between cable and satellite and telco pay TV service providers and the content industry is a very, very solid one." - Jason Kilar

"Cable TV has become where the best actors, writers and directors have gone to work because they are allowed to do character-driven stories." - Kevin Spacey

"Virtually every magazine, newspaper, TV station and cable channel is owned by a big corporation, and they've squashed stories that they don't want the public to know about." - Tom Scholz

"I liked television, and television liked me." - Joel Siegel

"The new world lies before her eyes like an opened chest of treasure, a flock of birds over Africa, a thousand TVs all playing at once." - Douglas Coupland

"When most people turn on their TVs, they don't expect a frank discussion of philosophical ideas in their practical context. Or any context." - David O Russell

"By the end of the millenium five men controlled the world's media. And the people rejoiced, because their TVs told them to." - Michael Moore

"My husband wanted one of those big-screen TVs for his birthday. So I just moved his chair closer to the one we have already." - Wendy Liebman

"Whenever I read statistical reports, I try to imagine my unfortunate contemporary, the Average Person, who, according to these reports, has 0.66 children, 0.032 cars, and 0.046 TVs." - Kató Lomb

"If people would turn their TVs off for half the time, study science and practice an instrument, they'd be virtuosos and have Ph.Ds!" - Philippe Kahn

"Internet TV is replacing linear TV." - Mary Meeker

"But people turn on their televisions. They turn on their televisions and they see what's happening in Iraq. The American people are not stupid. And the one thing they understand, they understand how incredibly mismanaged and bungled this war has been by the civilians in this administration. And - I mean, you can't paper over that, any more than you can paper over Katrina." - Joe Biden

"A lot of things that people think are risky, I don't think are risky. I don't get all that. I think what was really risky for network television was to let cable television to take the summers." - James Patterson

"There's going to be a new cable-TV channel for dogs. Dogs don't even watch TV. But the schedule came out today. And they've got great shows, like Barks & Recreation and Game of Bones." - Craig Ferguson

"Television is a passivity." - John Green

"Isn't television glamorous?" - Adam Savage

"Television wasn't prestigious." - Dorothy Malone

"I love uplifting television." - Rebecca Romijn

"I dont have a television. All I have is Netflix and Apple TV and Hulu." - Bojana Novakovic

"Donald Trump is great television, just has it. Trump looks good on TV." - Rush Limbaugh

"The Monte Carlo TV Festival is great because it's a celebration of television and great storytelling." - Eric Close

"I love television; I specifically love having a dumb character on a TV show." - Bill Lawrence

"Television has a different biorhythm than movies. I love the biorhythm of TV." - Steven Spielberg

"I don't have a television. All I have is Netflix and Apple TV and Hulu." - Bojana Novakovic

"I'm a TV junkie." - Shannon Elizabeth

"I'm a TV addict." - Shanola Hampton

"I love TV." - Katey Sagal

"I was cable when cable wasn't cool." - Ted Turner

"Everybody's got cable." - Lewis Black

"I just don't want to come down to that level of society....the ones who sit by their televisions, drink their beer, their guts fat, vicariously living someone else's life, in a destructive way. I want a positive way." - Miki Dora

"Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music, flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at." - Kevin B. Rollins

"Jesus does not want us floating through space or sitting in front of our televisions. Jesus wants us interacting, eating together, laughing together, praying together. Loneliness is something that came with the fall." - Don Miller

"I have like fifteen televisions in my house." - Jimmy Kimmel

"It is harder to get adult, character-driven material on television than it used to be, but there are lots of other places that you can go to sell it. If you can do it for basic cable or pay cable, we have those outlets." - John Wells

"I went door-to-door selling cable television subscriptions when I was in college. Not to date myself, but cable was just coming on. I had terrible territories, and they would give me $25, if I got somebody to let them come and just put the little cord in their house." - Greg Kinnear

"So, you got QVC? (Simi) Afraid not, sweetie. (Astrid) You got Soap Net? (Zarek shook his head.) You got any TV? (Simi) Sorry. (Zarek) Are you kidding? You boring people. A demon needs her cable. Akri done tricked me. He did' tell me I"d have to go without cable. (Simi)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"So, you got QVC? (Simi) Afraid not, sweetie. (Astrid) You got Soap Net? (Zarek shook his head.) You got any TV? (Simi) Sorry. (Zarek) Are you kidding? You boring people. A demon needs her cable. Akri done tricked me. He didn't tell me I'd have to go without cable. (Simi)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"The territory has changed, and a lot of really good actors want to do cable series, but they don't necessarily want to do network TV and make the commitment of 22 episodes or whatever. They find that the liberties and the creative freedoms that you get in cable is more interesting to them than the censorship of a network show." - Richard Lagravenese

"To complain about how the media are dominated by liberals, Limbaugh has an hour a day on network television, an hour on cable, and a radio show syndicated by over 600 stations." - Michael Parenti

"What do we think of sex on television? Frankly, I think it's a pain. For one thing, the cable box gets wedged into your back and gets real uncomfortable...." - Peter David

"Television is very much like the motion picture; you need high-end product that will first go on broadcast or cable and eventually on the Internet, and then the lifespan of this content being distributed worldwide." - Michael Eisner

"I think Ronald Reagan is what happened....The age of Reagan brought conservatism into the mainstream....It also brought us the beginning of the new media-talk radio, the internet, cable television." - Douglas Brinkley

"It almost feels like a movie or a- I know it's been said many times - that cable television is the new novel kind of thing - but it does feel like that." - Christian Cooke

"My first job, honestly, was as a proofreader. I say that a little disparagingly, but it actually was this sort of incredible thing, where I got this job proofreading for a cable television magazine." - Christine Vachon

"I have been very fortunate in that I'm not doing all network shows or all cable shows, television has really become a year-round process in the way that it's made." - Bear McCreary

"With the fragmentation of television audiences and the advent of cable and on-demand services, the prestige of being an anchor is not what it was in the days of Walter Cronkite." - Jill Abramson

"For me, I think there's a lot more room in cable television to tell broader stories. NBC and the networks, they're all very mainstream, and they're a little more conservative in how they approach storytelling." - Gabriel Macht

"Listen, a cable series is a beautiful thing because there's such amazing writing happening on television, and it's a schedule that allows you to do a play or two. There's a reason everybody wants that job!" - Lily Rabe

"I'd always thought that 'NYPD Blue' really would open those doors. While I think it created a much broader template for cable, I don't think it really did that much for network television." - Steven Bochco

"I suppose it's true that most great television, literature, and other forms of high art (and basic cable) benefit from a little hindsight. 'M.A.S.H.' comes to mind. So does 'The Iliad.'" - Kevin Bleyer

"I guess probably in my time in politics, it continued to be affirmed to me that the African-American community, despite being subscription television's most valuable customers, they are very underserved by cable and satellite television programming options." - J C Watts

"It's definitely the highest rated pre-school show on Cable. It's difficult to mix markets that way in terms of ratings. It's hard to tell, you know, where channel 12, or Public Television, is." - Steve Burns

"A lot of people are doing television now. Great, legendary actors are doing movies on cable and stuff now, and you can't blame them, because they're still doing adult dramas and adult comedies on those stations." - Billy Bob Thornton

"My description of fun would be to sit on someone's couch and watch TV. Regular cable TV. When I'm in a hotel, on-demand is the same. I watch the TV in another language, trying to figure out what they're saying." - Curtis Jackson

"I got hundreds of emails insulting me, accusing me of being some caveman. I am by no means a Luddite. I have two iPods. I have a cell phone. I have cable TV, HDTV!" - Sherman Alexie

"There's nothing terribly wrong with The November Man in a serviceable late-night cable TV sort of way but neither is there anything terribly right about it. It's unnecessary and derivative." - James Berardinelli

"Contrary to popular cable TV-induced opinion, aerobics have nothing to do with squeezing our body into hideous shiny Spandex, grinning like a deranged orangutan, and doing cretinous steps to debauched disco music." - Cynthia Heimel

"Hollywood doesn't believe in the death penalty for anyone except people who get cable TV without paying for it. Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing." - Michelangelo Antonioni

"Amy Rapp, my producing partner, and I are drawn to character-driven material. We're developing and producing movies and TV, fiction and non-fiction, studio and independent, broadcast and cable, theatre, and web so our slate is really diverse." - Meredith Vieira

"There's certain things that you can do on cable that you can't do here on network TV, so then you have to think outside the box a little bit." - Josh Charles

"Most Americans don't think about antitrust law when they look at their cable bill, flip channels on TV, or worry about what their favorite website knows about them. But they should." - Al Franken

"My parents were great parents, but for some bizarre reason they allowed me to watch whatever I wanted on TV, we had cable. And I constantly watched horror movies." - Christopher Bollen

"A lot of consumers actively enjoy advertising, especially fashion print ads and clever TV commercials. The nostalgic cable channel TVLand features not only vintage shows but also vintage commercials." - Virginia Postrel

"I love television, I've always wanted to be on television." - Judy Greer

"Shopping malls are liquid TVs for the end of the twentieth century. A whole micro-circuitry of desire, ideology and expenditure for processed bodies drifting through the cyber-space of ultracapitalism." - Arthur Kroker

"Let's just say that if you were stealing TVs instead of thoughts, you would have been caught by a half-deaf, mostly blind, fifteen year old dog three robberies ago." - Elizabeth Chandler

"There were TVs everywhere. When we weren't on stage, we were watching what America was watching and rooting for each other and our leading lady. That experience was incredible, and I was just enjoying myself." - Laura Benanti

"That's why our TVs are brimming with so much hot man-on-pan action. You can't channel surf for long without seeing turkey getting stuffed over and over until they finally cut to the gravy shot." - Stephen Colbert

"Break all the TVs, burn all the Bibles." - John Henrik Clarke

"The book of your revolution sits in the pit of your belly, young Indian. Crap it out, and read. Instead of which, they're all sitting in front of color TVs and watching cricket and shampoo advertisements." - Aravind Adiga

"I cannot get myself interested in video games. I've been given video game players and they just sit there connected to my TVs gathering dust until eventually I unplug them so I can put in another special-region DVD player." - Quentin Tarantino

"It's a different thing with cable TV. You don't have to have your characters be lovely again by the end of the episode. And in this era of the male antiheroes on cable TV, you don't even need to make them likable; you just need to make them compelling. As opposed to film, where it's still those basic tropes of good versus evil. But for women, I don't think that has been widely seen yet." - Lizzy Caplan

"Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover." - Homer

"Television is a vast wasteland." - Newton N. Minow

"My television is the tabernacle." - Mother Teresa

"Television ... the new gladiatorial arena." - Josephine Hart

"Television is the third parent." - R Buckminster Fuller



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