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Frederic Raphael Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Frederic Raphael

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The television critic, whatever his pretensions,
does not labour in the same vineyard as those he criticizes;
his grapes are all sour.
- Frederic Raphael

As Oscar Wilde should have said, when bad ideas have nowhere else to go,
they emigrate to America and become university courses.
- Frederic Raphael

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

 

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films
when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
- Samuel Goldwyn

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

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The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

There were no competitions on television.
The first skating competition I ever remember seeing
on television was the 1968 Olympics when Peggy Fleming won.
- Dorothy Hamill

I had spent many years before I was 31 hearing people tell me,
Oh Man, you're so funny, you need to be in television.
But that and a quarter won't get you on a bus.
- Chi McBride

Television forces people to be larger than life.
I would be too shy.
- Heston Blumenthal

No, I worked a lot for European television,
doing documentaries in Brazil.
- Walter Salles

I'm very wary of news on television.
- Val Kilmer

Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit,
the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.
- Joan Rivers

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

I have never seen a bad television program,
because I refuse to.
God gave me a mind, and a wrist that turns things off.
- Jack Paar

Television probably has become the most evocative,
widely observed signpost we have.
- Robert Adams

I'd say without a doubt I've had the most sex scenes in any television show,
ever.
Last season I did eight sex scenes in one day -
I haven't topped that yet.
- Julian McMahon

I'm a writer.
Now I've started to be on television.
I have a big mouth.
And I have good TV teeth, they say.
- Steven Cojocaru

More teenagers go to movies or rent a tape of a movie
than sit down and watch sitcoms on television.
- Mindy Cohn

I really love the process, with stage,
of rehearsal, you get to create a character,
and you have a beginning, a middle, and an end of story.
And in television, you don't.
- Sasha Alexander

Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it.
- Terry Wogan

In television, everything is gone with the speed of light,
literally.
It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality.
- Charles Kuralt

Unlike productions in the other arts,
all television shows are born to destroy two other shows.
- Les Brown

There's no denying that television is one of the most
powerful propaganda media we've ever invented.
- Jim Fowler

We're just dealing with the kind of warp and woof of television ratings.
- Andrew Heyward

I grew up in the world of bad television,
on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.
- George Clooney

I would like to host a show, something like travel
or cooking or something like that,
something I'm really interested in, and so I'm pitching
a couple television shows.
- Trishelle Cannatella

TV critics, who traditionally hate television and make
their living writing about it,
often didn't like what I did on the air.
- Charles Kuralt

But I think the image that's thrown out on television is a bad image.
Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars.
And the NBA is taking advantage of the situation.
- Oscar Robertson

Recently I've been participating in radio and television
talk programs doing broadcasts and conferences,
and shooting my mouth off and really going to town.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

I was sued by a woman who claimed that she became pregnant
because she watched me on television and I bent her contraceptive coil.
- Uri Geller

There is no way you can get people to believe you on
screen if they know who you really are through television.
- Jack Nicholson

I don't like to watch golf on television because I
can't stand people who whisper.
- David Brenner

I have always been of the mind that good work is good work,
whether performed on stage, on television or in film and,
like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open.
- Benjamin Bratt

Hill Street Blues might have been the first television show that had a memory.
One episode after another was part of a cumulative
experience shared by the audience.
- Steven Bochco

I remember growing up with television,
from the time it was just a test pattern,
with maybe a little bit of programming once in a while.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Nothing could be recorded in those days except by aiming
a movie camera at the television screen.
It was at least another 10 years before they had any
kind of recording medium.
- Nigel Kneale

But I never, never thought of the ministry nor did -
of course,
television when I was growing up, there was no television.
So I didn't know anything about it.
- Pat Robertson

I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career
where I had done nine television pilots before Three's
Company and they all failed,
I just got discouraged.
- Suzanne Somers

I'm never at my best on television.
There's a row of cameras between you and the audience,
and it's very weird, very confusing.
- Shania Twain

Cutting edge, breakthrough, television.
That's what we want to do.
- Anthony Michael Hall

I never really wanted to be an actor.
And that was the beginning of it, I began to write
things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
- Barry Levinson

Lost In Space is played on television somewhere in the world every day.
It's been a cult show.
- Mark Goddard

Commercials on television are similar to sex and taxes;
the more talk there is about them,
the less likely they are to be curbed.
- Jack Gould

Art is moral passion married to entertainment.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

My father hated radio and could not wait for television
to be invented so he could hate that too.
- Peter De Vries

Mostly, I was only interested in television as a kid,
and the majority of reading material I collected was
an adjunct to that central concern,
comic books and magazines included.
- Chris Ware

Pete Rozelle used television to get the game to the
American public by creating the Super Bowl and making
it the biggest sporting event in the world.
- Will McDonough

Wouldn't it be great if you could only get AIDS by
giving money to television preachers?
- Elayne Boosler

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 really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff.
What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff.
I've got a dry sense of humor.
- Katie Price

Fortunately, I happened to go east at a time when live
television was centered in New York.
- Roddy McDowall

I mean, on the television, I've got to continue to be Star Jones Reynolds.
And I enjoy that.
But in my real life, I'm a wife now.
You can't really be bossy when you're married.
- Star Jones

I was the first voice of Baltimore television in 1947.
- Jim McKay

Many people have their reputations as reporters and
analysts because they are on television,
batting around conventional wisdom.
A lot of these people have never reported a story.
- Bob Woodward

It is difficult to produce a television documentary
that is both incisive and probing when every twelve
minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits
singing about toilet paper.
- Rod Serling

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

I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning
to confront Vancouver's Jack Webster on television
because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas.
- Barbara Amiel

Europe has a press that stresses opinions;
America a press,
radio, and television that emphasize news.
- James Reston

I can't turn on the television without seeing me,
or open the newspaper without seeing me and,
honestly, I'm sick to death of me.
- Elizabeth Edwards

There's so much comedy on television.
Does that cause comedy in the streets?
- Dick Cavett

In musical theater you have to be very big and very animated,
while film and television are more toned down.
- Kevin Richardson

And I believe that you never be limited in what you do,
so I like to do movies, I like to do television.
- Harvey Fierstein

Live theater to me is much more free than the movies or television.
- Eartha Kitt

If you really think about it, when watching television,
you have product placement all the time.
- Jay Chiat

I don't think that Yahoo or any other Internet company
should try to become a television network.
We will be nowhere if we have to create our own content.
- Terry Semel


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