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"I got an early education from television." - Debra Wilson

"I have a few TVs." - Wolf Blitzer

"We took the whole thing far too seriously. After all, those were early days in television." - Ernie Wise

"Lights became so hot they melted mascara on women's faces in early television." - Johnny Olson

"In those days, the early 1980s, TV and film were interchangeable." - David Hare

"I might have to go on breakfast TV, which would mean getting up early." - Nik Kershaw

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

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

"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

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

"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

"By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded." - Eric Schmidt

"There is an association between the number of hours that the television is on at home and early childhood aggression." - Catherine Taylor

"I call the '70s the "golden age of television"; in the early '70s there were sensationally good shows." - Whit Stillman

"In the early '90s, there was such a limited idea of what you could see on TV." - Margaret Cho

"In my early thirties I was working in television as a researcher. I was really stuck for a period of five years. I got to TV when I was thirty. I hated being a music writer, and kept wondering why I couldn't be doing the exciting things that my friends were doing in television." - Mary Harron

"I think poets are supposed to be writing for television and film. I grew up in the day of early TV that was so raw and funny, and I think we're in the next important moment of television, where it's really telling the epic of the culture like Charles Dickens was doing in the 19th century with his serialized novels." - Eileen Myles

"Go find very early versions of things: the first TV pilot of a later-successful TV show; early audition tapes by famous actors; early demos by famous musicians. Focus on these early examples, not what they became over the next 20 years. Remember that what you're doing will constantly improve." - Derek Sivers

"Maybe if I'd gone in younger, I wouldn't have had that feeling, but I've seen an enormous amount of changes since the early-'70s in how this stuff is shot. I did the first TV movie ever shot in 18 days; before this film the normal length of shooting a TV movie was between 21 and 26 days. We shot a full-up, two-hour TV movie in 18 days with Donald Sutherland playing the lead, who had never worked on television before." - Richard Masur

"I think most people, no matter their status now, have big screen TVs, because they're the standard TVs now. And so why would you go to the cinema?" - Noel Clarke

"Our Times, a Brief History: As televisions became flatter, People became rounder." - Demetri Martin

"I tend to avoid televisions, politics, and places with velvet ropes." - Demetri Martin

"And I grew up watching all the British ones so when you hear that from an early age, it makes it much easier than you guys who don't grow up with Australian television or British television." - Rachel Griffiths

"When television began, it modeled itself after radio. Many early television programs were radio programs first. 'My Favorite Wife,' 'The Jack Benny Show,' 'Burns and Allen,' 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents.'" - David Gerrold

"My father was invited to play on a television show when I was 17 or 18 that was an early equivalent of educational television, a Sunday afternoon kind of variety art show." - John Sebastian

"My father never wanted me to be a writer. He didn't - he came to terms with it maybe two years before he died. He wanted me to be a weather girl because when I was growing up, there were very few Latinas on television, and in the early '70s when you first started seeing Latinas on TV, they would be the weather girls." - Sandra Cisneros

"One of the things you learn very early in writing for television, especially, is that compressing the story is always a good idea." - Alex Gansa

"Most of the laugh tracks on television were recorded in the early 1950"s. These days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Most of the laugh tracks on television were recorded in the early 1950's. These days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Anyway, that was the germ of the idea and of course... you know this was early days of sociology and whatever, especially on television." - Michael Apted

"I remember when Martin Luther King was assassinated. I was up early watching television and watched the announcement. I didn't understand what the word 'assassinated' meant." - Henry Rollins

"Two hours on television just doesn't automatically happen. I'm up early, I'm reading newspapers online, talking to my staff, coming up with ideas." - Wolf Blitzer

"A traditional fixture at Wimbledon is the way the BBC TV commentary box fills up with British players eliminated in the early rounds." - Clive James

"A lot of high school students on TV and in Broadway are played by people in their late 20s and even early 30s. That seems weird to me." - Ansel Elgort

"My father was from the South and turned me into a news junkie at a very early age. I would sit and watch TV with him." - Karen Bass

"I just remember the early days of Tenacious D. There was no talk or thought about doing a TV show or a movie." - Jack Black

"When I was growing up in L.A. in the late '70s and early '80s, Michael Jackson's was the first face on TV that looked like mine." - Shawn Amos

"I like to go out, but sometimes it's nice to stay cozy at home, watching movies or TV, especially early in the week." - Charlotte Ronson

"Start in a small TV station so you can make all of your embarrassing mistakes early and in front of fewer people!" - Diane Sawyer

"Once typecast as the indispensable altarpiece of a well-appointed living room, TVs have infected every human environment. The average American household has more television sets than people." - Seth Shostak

"Old beach houses sometimes don't have TVs, or you don't get cellphone reception." - Jim Rash

"At the beginning of 1955 only about 60 percent of American homes had TVs." - Annette Funicello

"I have quite a bit of experience reporting on corporate behavior, both doing it with independent operations in early in my career, in the underground press, to magazines like 'Rolling Stone,' to regional newspapers and television, and television news programs, to papers like the 'New York Times' and public television." - Lowell Bergman

"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

"The first presidential debate was down in Florida. Residents spent all day putting plywood on their televisions." - David Letterman

"People often try to disguise televisions. I always think that makes it worse. It is what it is!" - L'Wren Scott

"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

"People often try to disguise televisions. I always think that makes it worse. It is what it is!" - Lwren Scott

"I think a lot of people, not all of them, but a bunch of TV people put Donald Trump on television thinking he's making a fool of himself and thinking that he's making a fool of the GOP. I think early on that's what the Republican establishment thought. "Oh, let's hear more of this guy. He's just helping us left and right. He's digging his own grave here."" - Rush Limbaugh

"Have you noticed that families on TV never watch television?" - Henny Youngman

"I don't watch television. I'm not a TV guy." - Gary Lockwood

"Well, certainly I think American television is - that's proper TV." - Graham Norton

"I don't have television so I don't watch TV." - Paul Wesley

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

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

"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

"I have five television sets. (I like to think of them as a set of five televisions.) I have two DVR boxes, three DVD players, two VHS machines and four stereos. I have nineteen remote controls, mostly in one drawer." - Rick Moranis

"I think that televisions are unnecessarily complex. The irony is that as the pictures get better and the choice of content gets broader, that the complexity of the experience of using the television gets more and more complicated." - John Sculley

"In the 1970s, Japan moved into the U.S. turf with its televisions, cars, chips, and steel. But if you think about it, the only business Japan destroyed was the U.S. television industry." - Fujio Mitarai

"The world has too many automobiles and televisions. Now the standard is there should be one car and TV for every person. This is not healthy for the environment or our souls." - Charles Hartshorne

"Blip.tv 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

"I spend a lot of time with my family. I go to bed early, don't watch too much television, don't read everything that's written about me whether positive or negative." - Heidi Klum

"Gene Autry was a pioneering star in the early days of music, radio, film, television and rodeo performances. I am proud to posthumously honor such an inspiring role model" - Adam Schiff

"Babe, you've destroyed a car, burned down two buildings, stapled a guy's nuts, and you have sixteen stitches in your leg. Take a night off. Have a glass of wine, watch some television, and go to bed early." -Ranger" - Janet Evanovich

"Twin Peaks was special because it was so groundbreaking. In the early 90s it really changed television a lot. A bunch of weird shows, like Northern Exposure, came on after that." - Sherilyn Fenn

"My friends and I would get up early and take our horses through the national forest. My mom was very free. It was always Out of the house! There was no watching television on weekends." - Anna Torv

"From an early age, I never let anyone silence my voice. This steadfast attitude has helped me as an actor and has truly enabled me to explore and evolve the characters I portray on television and film." - Sufe Bradshaw

"I gravitated toward being a funny guy. I liked the radio comedians. I lived in the Golden Age of radio, and the Golden Age of television came along when I was still in my early teens." - George Carlin

"When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television." - Mackenzie Astin

"I sang in the coffee houses of the country in the early '60s with no idea of success in terms of records or television. I just thought I was a storyteller. I didn't even think of myself as a singer." - Judy Collins

"In my early life, I was a professional folk singer. I used to sing on the national television and radio in Canada. Nobody knows that - but now I've said it, haven't I? I'm strictly a shower singer at the minute." - Mary Gordon

"Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones. That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to immediately prior to when I started to play." - Arto Lindsay

"Twin Peaks was special because it was so groundbreaking. In the early '90s it really changed television a lot. A bunch of weird shows, like Northern Exposure, came on after that." - Sherilyn Fenn

"My friends and I would get up early and take our horses through the national forest. My mom was very free. It was always 'Out of the house!' There was no watching television on weekends." - Anna Torv

"I think that I recall the nostalgic '50s: the start of early television and rock-and-roll, and I think everything seemed to get very generic. Not much has changed." - Rick Moranis

"I don't have any TVs with their over-the-air receivers connected in my house. But when I'm in a hotel room or other places that have a TV, then I turn it on and flip the channels just like everybody else. I'm not immune to the lures of television. I just try to stay away from it because I like to read." - Bill Gates

"I sort of knew very early on that I wanted to be a writer. Even in high school, I was a big movie buff, very much into TV shows, and would critique them." - Lena Waithe

"Sometimes the best ideas I have are in my bathtub or in my bed or in my dreams early in the morning before waking up ... I'm like a TV antennae, I catch it all and do it my way." - Karl Lagerfeld

"I knew from a very early age, that what I saw on tv had nothing to do with real life. So I wanted to make a record of real life. That included having a camera with me at all times." - Nan Goldin

"I don't watch much TV because I'm a very active person. I get up early. I love cooking, walking around NYC, hanging with friends. I looooove going out to restaurants of all sorts. I just dig exploring." - Tina Parol

"I got hooked on TV westerns back in the early sixties when I was about five, mostly because my brother was addicted to them and wouldn't let me watch anything else." - Elizabeth Crook

"TV and film were always governing passions of mine, and that first wave of great HBO shows in the early years of the millennium was feeding my desire for fiction more than the books I was reading." - Nic Pizzolatto

"Something is wrong here, and it's more than easy access to guns or violence on TV. It's about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life." - Rob Reiner

"How my film career happened, I don't know. It was unplanned. I'd been in films and TV throughout the Sixties and early Seventies, but it was really 'The Naked Civil Servant' in 1975 that put me on the radar." - John Hurt

"I know my mom said as early as she can remember letting me watch TV, my one treat a week when I was like 6 was to stay up and watch 'Saturday Night Live.'" - Rashida Jones

"Actually, I went from doing a lot of movies early on in my career, then to doing TV, and I don't know whether we'll get back to some movies or not." - Dean Norris

"I don't want to do television. A TV show sitcom? I don't even watch TV." - China Chow

"To move from a discussion of the early relationship between theatre and television to an examination of the current situation of live performance is to confront the irony that whereas television initially sought to replicate and, implicitly, to replace live theatre, live performance itself has developed since that time toward the replication of the discourse of mediatization." - Philip Auslander

"When I was a kid, there was unhappiness in my family - was dealt with partly by escaping to television. And from a very early age, for whatever reason, I became scornful and resistant to and angry about that. And some other time in my life, I realized that there's a lot I loved in television." - Robert Pinsky

"In my early teens, I knew I wanted to do television production. I loved cameras, editing and producing, anything that had to do with television production. My friend had a production studio across town, and we'd go over there at night and shoot and edit. I produced my father's televised service for 17 years." - Joel Osteen

"I love doing movies, but right now, television is the way Hollywood was in the late '60s and early '70s. The dream era I would have loved to have been part of in Hollywood then is happening right now, but it's happening on television, with these big complicated story arcs and real character-driven shows and sheer ambiguity left and right." - Patton Oswalt

"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

"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

"The early morning has gold in its mouth." - Benjamin Franklin

"Death always comes too early or too late." - Proverbs

"The TV set, or Satanic family altar, has grown more elaborate since the early 50s, from the tiny, fuzzy screen to huge 'entertainment centers' covering entire walls with several TV monitors. What started as an innocent respite from everyday life has become in itself a replacement for real life for millions, a major religion of the masses." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"The TV set, or Satanic family altar, has grown more elaborate since the early 50s, from the tiny, fuzzy screen to huge "entertainment centers" covering entire walls with several TV monitors. What started as an innocent respite from everyday life has become in itself a replacement for real life for millions, a major religion of the masses." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"I'm quite proud of what I anticipated about reality television from my books in the early '90s, which I based on the early seasons of 'Cops' and on the amazing stuff I had read about happening on Japanese shows and the British 'Big Brother'." - William Gibson

"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

"I ordered all of these sets [ from South Korea] and I'm thinking to myself, this is ridiculous. We don't even make televisions here [in U.S]." - Donald Trump

"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

"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." - Seann William Scott

"One of the things that you come pretty early on to understand in this job, and you start figuring out even during the course of the campaign, is that there's Barack Obama the person and there's Barack Obama the symbol, or the office holder, or what people are seeing on television, or just a representative of power. And so when people criticize or respond negatively to me, usually they're responding to this character that they're seeing on TV called Barack Obama, or to the office of the presidency and the White House and what that represents." - Barack Obama

"Movies are movies, television is television." - Dirk Benedict

"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

"People are going to be seeing me a lot everywhere: TVs, music, movies, festivals. You name it, I'm gonna be there." - AraabMuzik

"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

"It's hard not to get down on the government when you see dysfunction play out on our TVs every day. Frankly, sometimes at every level of government." - Chuck Todd

"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

"Actually, 3D is really the most normal thing because it's how those of us with two eyes usually see the world. TVs are the unusual things in 2D!" - Shigeru Miyamoto

"I don't go crazy buying expensive technology. I'd probably say my laptops and TVs are the most expensive things I've bought." - Joel David Moore

"The problem, when comparing contemporary television to television in 1974, is that TV has become not just bad but sad." - P J Orourke

"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

"I would make the movie industry more like the television industry. TV is more material driven. In TV, you can break new stars. TV can take more chances." - Stephen Chbosky

"Books have survived television, radio, talking pictures, circulars (early magazines), dailies (early newspapers), Punch and Judy shows, and Shakespeare's plays. They have survived World War II, the Hundred Years' War, the Black Death, and the fall of the Roman Empire. They even survived the Dark Ages, when almost no one could read and each book had to be copied by hand. They aren't going to be killed off by the Internet." - Vicki Myron

"Modernism in a way, early modernism, for instance, in pictures, was turning against perspective and Europe . And all early modernism is actually from out of Europe, when you think of cubism is African, is looking at Africa, Matisse is looking at the arabesque, Oceania. Europe was the optical projection that had become photography, that had become film, that became television and it conquered the world." - David Hockney

"Television is a passivity." - John Green

"Television can only destroy." - Paul Virilio

"Isn't television glamorous?" - Adam Savage

"I'm a television junkie." - Candice Accola

"I don't watch television." - Ray Walston

"Television speeded everything up." - Ruth Handler

"I love daytime television." - Tyra Banks

"Television wasn't prestigious." - Dorothy Malone

"I love doing television." - Jason Ritter

"I love uplifting television." - Rebecca Romijn

"Isn't television glamourous?" - Adam Savage

"Television is intensely personal." - Jessica Savitch

"I don't watch television." - William Shatner

"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've never had a TV in my whole life. Television passed by me." - Esther Duflo

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

"My strength as a TV writer was my total lack of interest in television." - Maria Semple

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

"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

"Local television and local TV news isn't telling the voters about local candidates." - Reed Hundt



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