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Cable Quotes


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

"Everybody's got cable." - Lewis Black

"Don't date a woman without cable (no cable, no SportsCenter)." - Vantile Whitfield

"I really like cable T.V." - Sally Field

"Free cable is the ultimate aphrodisiac." - Jim Carrey

"I kid because I'm on basic cable." - Jon Stewart

"Nuclear war would really set back cable." - Ted Turner

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

"I don't have cable, and it's glorious." - Justin Baldoni

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

"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

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

"Cable would not translate into the public radio universe." - Juan Williams

"Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now." - Tom Brokaw

"The beauty of cable is you could program for 18-year-old twins and get a hit show on cable." - Robert Greenblatt

"The only reason I'm ever in character as 'Larry The Cable Guy' is because that's what I'm hired to do. In my movies, obviously they hired 'Larry The Cable Guy' to be 'Larry The Cable Guy.' When I do my shows, I'm 'Larry The Cable Guy.' When I do Jay Leno, it's: 'Please welcome 'Larry The Cable Guy.'" - Larry The Cable Guy

"The only reason I'm ever in character as 'Larry The Cable Guy' is because that's what I'm hired to do. In my movies, obviously they hired 'Larry The Cable Guy' to be 'Larry The Cable Guy.' When I do my shows, I'm 'Larry The Cable Guy.' When I do Jay Leno, it's: 'Please welcome 'Larry The Cable Guy.'" - Larry The Cable Guy

"Obviously, it's not cable, it's streaming, but it's the same format. It's the same 10 episodes. It feels like cable as opposed to network." - Christian Cooke

"The worst thing you can do is end up with a network show on cable or end up with a cable show on network." - Shawn Ryan

"Terribly sad news about Stuart Cable, such a lovely, warm, funny, talented man." - Rob Brydon

"A cobweb is as good as the mightiest cable when there is strain upon it." - Henry Ward Beecher

"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

"The longer you wait, the more the jump rope becomes a big steel cable." - Susan Messing

"Cable cars are fun - everyone gets on board and becomes a rhesus monkey." - Eddie Izzard

"The only work I ever turned down was a cable programme called Diving for Excrement." - Emo Philips

"You might be a redneck if your coffee table used to be a telephone cable spool." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Not a lot of people watch cable news, they just don't." - Scott Pelley

"If you're watching cable news, you are going to get a distorted picture." - Rush Limbaugh

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

"I signed up for what? I thought I was just ordering cable." - Jon Stewart

"On cable now, the writer is king. Any actor chases that." - Jeff Daniels

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

"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

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

"By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable." - Benjamin Franklin

"One way to get high speed to the home is over cable systems." - Jon Postel

"You know, people aren't watching a network: they're watching cable channels." - James Purefoy

"We love our business. We have never been more enthusiastic about cable and its future." - Brian Roberts

"I think cable has been under-appreciated for its contribution to society." - Brian Roberts

"I have no problem at all going back and forth between cable and network." - Shawn Ryan

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

"I watch sports and cable news. I'm a political junkie, so that's my interest." - Jerry Springer

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

"We had more viewers on the broadcast network than we did on the cable channel." - Brit Hume

"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

"Have you talked to North?" he said. "Yes," she said. "I asked him to get us cable." "I wish you weren't talking to him." "I'd talk to Satan to get cable," Andie said." - Jennifer Crusie

"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

"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

"The cable industry has risen to new heights in their apparent willingness and ability to gouge the American consumer. Cable rates [have] increased an unbelievable five-and-a-half times faster than inflation." - John Mccain

"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 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

"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 remember when cable happened and everyone said broadcast was dead, and then satellite happened and everyone said cable was dead, and then DVDs happened and everyone said everything was over. Nothing was over. I'm very optimistic about the future." - Anne Sweeney

"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 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

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

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

"Larry the Cable Guy has everything: sleeveless shirts, stupid catchphrases. He's Mr. T without the acting chops." - Lisa Lampanelli

"Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it." - Horace Mann

"When you go to cable, there are no stations and no affiliates and they allow you to do your show" - George Lopez

"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

"Good cable, to enforce and draw, And be thy law, While thou didst wink and wouldst not see." - George Herbert

"The saddest day in Pixar history was when some guy said 'get Larry the Cable Guy on the phone." - Andy Kindler

"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

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

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

"American Horror Story on cable now, it is terrific. There has to be room to re-invent." - Robert Englund

"Sometimes I look around cable news and it's like you wonder whether you're looking at anchors or authors." - Megyn Kelly

"No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread." - Robert Burton

"John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships." - Ralph Nader

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

"Cable is a niche business. If you can own a niche, that can be a very strong business." - David Zaslav

"The cable model is just a better model. Dual revenue stream: advertising-supported and subscription-supported revenues." - Jeff Zucker

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

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

"I was a home-schooled kid, living in the forest, and I didn't even have cable. I'm serious." - Kat Dennings

"The five million people who watch cable news are the political nation, the people who really care." - David Frum

"When you go to cable, there are no stations and no affiliates and they allow you to do your show." - George Lopez

"Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it." - Horace Mann

"I know I'm on a small cable reality show. I'm realistic where I stand in the scheme of things." - Jai Rodriguez

"Times change. Cable news and the Internet alone have transformed the way outreach to the American people can be accomplished." - Elliott Abrams

"The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again." - Ben Stiller

"No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread." - Robert Burton

"While I talked about comparisons between Cap and Cable, there's also a parallel with Tony Stark. Iron Man thinks of himself as a 'futurist,' Cable is from the future. Both have been at war with their own bodies. We look for characters with touch points to Cable. Their legacy means an enormous amount to him." - Jeph Loeb

"Americans hate their cable companies - for bumbling installers, on-again-off-again transmissions, peculiar channel selections, and indifferent customer service. The only thing cable subscribers hate more than the cable company is not being able to get what it delivers: multichannel selection and good reception." - Virginia Postrel

"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

"Despair is like a cable that is buried just under the surface of the ground. You pull it up and pull it up, but that cable just keeps right on going, clear across a field, until you come to a bunch of guys who are burying the cable. Then just walk up to them and go, "Hey, have you seen Fred?" And they'll say, "Fred who?" And you say, "Fred of snakes?" Then cover your ears, because big laughs are coming." - Jack Handey

"If I had an axe on the evening at Newport when [Dylan] broke out the electric guitar, I'd have cut his cable." - Pete Seeger

"But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control." - Robert Waterman McChesney

"Besides, killing all the humans will totally trash the cable schedule, and there are some shows I'm really excited to have back on the air." - Mira Grant

"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

"How Cable survived Second Coming and what his responsibility is to his daughter, Hope, may have something to do with the Avengers." - Jeph Loeb

"The show has brought a lot of pleasure and entertainment to an entire generation of Baby Boomers and now their own teens who watch the show on cable." - Dwayne Hickman

"What about a hoverboard?" "It's waiting on the roof, of course." Dr. Cable snorted. "What is it about you miscreants and those things?" - Scott Westerfeld

"Hey anyone who thinks a non-military-grade rappelling cable can support the weight of two grown men and a miniature donkey deserves to fall off a cliff." - Ally Carter

"If Satan fetter us, 'tis indifferent to him whether it be by a cable or a hair. Nay, perhaps the smallest sins are his greatest stratagems." - Richard Allestree

"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

"The spider's most attenuated thread Is cord, is cable, to man's tender tie On earthly bliss; it breaks at every breeze." - Edward Young

"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

"In the beginning, sin is like a thread of a spider's web. But in the end, it becomes like the cable of a ship." - Rabbi Akiva

"Mogami cable is durable and flexible enough to practically build a suspension bridge with but I'll settle for using it for my guitars and amps!" - Dave Mustaine

"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

"In 2004, I was the new President of Bravo. I had never run a commercial cable network before...we needed a hit." - Lauren Zalaznick

"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

"If God's Word is not absolutely and completely true, it is too weak a cable to fix our anchorage and guarantee our eternal peace." - A. B. Simpson

"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

"Britains still commemorate the Battle of Cable Street in London. There are still pop songs in Britain that reference Sir Oswald Mosley and his black shirts." - Rachel Maddow

"Positively, the effect of speeding up temporal sequence is to abolish time, much as the telegraph and cable abolished space. Of course, the photograph does both." - Marshall Mcluhan

"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

"If you watch cooking shows on cable, they have lots of British people. Because when you think good cooking, you immediately think Britain." - Craig Ferguson

"People tend to call me names that I can't repeat on basic cable. I will give you a hint. They rhyme with itch, hunt, & bore." - Chelsea Handler

"Obviously there are different standards and practices that are allowed on cable versus network. You just have to embrace what your network is going to allow." - Shawn Ryan

"Larry the Cable Guy has signed a deal with Cracker Barrel. Not the store. He signed a deal with a barrel full of angry rednecks." - Andy Kindler

"Pixar has announced Larry the Cable Guy will be starring in Cars 3 thru 6. Howie Mandel will be playing his sidekick, Mopey the Moped." - Andy Kindler

"I don't like to be disturbed at home; I tell the cable office not to call me before 6:30 AM, unless there's a war." - U Thant

"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

"It doesn't matter whether it comes in by cable, telephone lines, computor, or satellite. Everyone's going to have to deal with Disney." - Michael Eisner

"I do get lots of links to advance screeners, which helps, but there's no way I could do my job without the full-on cable subscription." - Hank Stuever

"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

"Obviously, there's a million things we're allowed to say on late-night cable that you're not allowed to say on a prime time broadcast." - Aaron Mcgruder

"Even on the cable network MSNBC, some of the strongest proponents of [Barack] Obama are now beginning to question, if I may use their words, their "deity."" - Nat Hentoff

"Much to my surprise, there's a sense for people in the cable industry that fiction writers might actually be good at script writing. You can write dialogue!" - Matthew Specktor

"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

"Every sinful act is another cord woven into that mighty cable of habit, which binds the spirit to the throne of darkness." - David Thomas

"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 left my heart in San Francisco High on a hill it calls to me. To be where little cable cars climb half-way to the stars." - Douglas Cross

"I made the mistake of watching A.I. on cable the week they showed it about 792 times, and I ended up watching it every time it was on." - Joe Bob Briggs

"On Vince Cable: But he's charming and northern; he's the man tasked with crushing the poor in their own accent, isn't he really?" - Jeremy Hardy

"I made the mistake of watching "A.I." on cable the week they showed it about 792 times, and I ended up watching it every time it was on." - Joe Bob Briggs

"He [George Washington Cable] has taught me to abhor and detest the Sabbath day and hunt up new and troublesome ways to dishonor it." - Mark Twain

"Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance - the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest." - Emily Greene Balch

"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

"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

"If you look at the heritage of the cable business, if you can own a niche, you have a good chance of succeeding." - David Zaslav

"In 1984 nobody knew what cable was going to be. It was there, but you didn't know where it was going." - Curtis Armstrong

"Cable had a latitude to move which created less censorship and bestowed upon the artists, the writers and the creators, more liberty to create their shows." - Daniel Gillies

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

"Revolt is my new - cable music network. It's distributed through Time Warner and Comcast. And to put it simply, it is the ESPN of music." - Sean Combs

"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 is a great medium. It's something I respond to. I'm not doing sitcoms. People don't find me funny. That's just the way it is." - Diego Klattenhoff

"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've been watching a lot of cable shows like 'The Wire' and 'Breaking Bad' and 'Downton Abbey.' I love how real the moments are." - Jay Chandrasekhar

"When regulations restricting competition are relaxed, nobody's market share is protected. If telephone companies can offer video programming, cable revenue will surely drop." - Mitch Kapor

"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



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