If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Television is more interesting than people. If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room.
One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.
Television makes so much at its worst that it can't afford to do its best.
Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
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.
The role of television is the illusion of company, noise. I call it the fifth wall and the second window: the window of illusion.
Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.
Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation.
Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.
If you want to use television to teach somebody, you must first teach them how to use television.
If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.
Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.
Television is basically teaching whether you want it to or not.
Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.
All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?
Television should be the last mass communication medium to be naively designed and put into the world without a surgeon-general's warning.
Television is becoming a collage - there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different.
There is no reason to confuse television news with journalism.
In general, watching children's television is a dark and surreal descent into madness where the characters on the screen talk directly to you.
TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel.
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
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