Tv Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old tv quotes, tv sayings, and tv proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

TV is bigger than any story it reports. It's the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.     

Fred Friendl

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.     

Bill Hicks

Television is the menace that everyone loves to hate but can't seem to live without.     

Paddy Chayefsky

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.     

Art Buchwald

We're all watching each other, so there's no chance for censorship. The main problem is the idiot TV. If you watch local news, your head will turn to mush.     

Ray Bradbury

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.     

Fred Allen

And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.     

Christiane Amanpour

TV is terrific. It's really fast paced which I find difficult.     

Ann Dowd

Television makes so much at its worst that it can't afford to do its best.     

Fred W. Friendly

Television was not intended to make human beings vacuous, but it is an emanation of their vacuity.     

Malcolm Muggeridge

Being on TV is similar to being an athlete. You get no second chances.     

Lara Spencer

Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel.     

Gore Vidal

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.     

Ann Landers

Television has raised writing to a new low.     

Samuel Goldwyn

Television is basically teaching whether you want it to or not.     

Jim Henson

The role of television is the illusion of company, noise. I call it the fifth wall and the second window: the window of illusion.     

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.     

Alfred Hitchcock

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.     

Frank Lloyd Wright

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.     

David Hockney

TV is a language all its own, a land of one dimensional stereotypes that destroys culture, not adds to it. TV is anti-art, a reflection of consumerism that serves the power structure. TV is about demographics.     

Roseanne Barr

TV is like theater. You can't enjoy it without a program.     

Walter Annenberg

Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.     

Raymond Chandler

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


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

Without TV, it's hard to know when one day ends and another begins.     


You see reality TV and it's not reality TV. It's contrived and everything is plotted and scripted nearly. Documentaries are the same and just as bad.     

Ricky Gervais

Television should be the last mass communication medium to be naively designed and put into the world without a surgeon-general's warning.     

Alan Kay

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.     

Terence McKenna

Nothing is really real unless it happens on television.     

Daniel J. Boorstin

Watching TV is companionable: you share an experience, you can comment on the action here and there for a bit of conversation it's a way of showing someone that you want his or her company and engaging in a low-key, pleasant, undemanding way.     

Gretchen Rubin