Every time you think television has hit

Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new type program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.  ~Art Buchwald, "Adding Insult to Injury," Have I Ever Lied to You?, 1966, p. 80, chapter IV, TS verified July 2002

If you came and found a strange

If you came and you found a strange man… teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you’d kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don’t think twice about it.  ~Jerome Singer

To sit alone in the lamplight with

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare.  ~Kenko Yoshida

There are days when any electrical appliance

There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment possibilities than the TV set.  ~Harriet van HorneCUL

What is being lost the magic of

What is being lost is the magic of the word.  I am not an image person.  Imagery belongs to another civilization:  the caveman.  Caveman couldn’t express himself so he put images on walls.  ~Elie Wiesel, 1995

If it werent for the fact that

If it weren’t for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all.  ~Joey Adams

I wish there was a knob on

I wish there was a knob on the TV so you could turn up the intelligence.  They got one marked "brightness" but it don’t work, does it?  ~Leo Anthony Gallagher

We cannot blame the schools alone for

We cannot blame the schools alone for the dismal decline in SAT verbal scores.  When our kids come home from school do they pick up a book or do they sit glued to the tube, watching music videos?  Parents, don’t make the mistake of thinking your kid only learns between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  ~George Bush

Technology is a queer thing it brings

Technology… is a queer thing.  It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.  ~C.P. Snow, New York Times, 15 March 1971

Books are the quietest and most constant

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  ~Charles W. Eliot

Tv if kids are entertained by two

TV.  If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they’ll have with twenty-six.  Open your child’s imagination.  Open a book.  ~Author Unknown

I have come to the feeling about

I have come to the feeling about television the way I do about hamburgers:  I eat a lot of hamburgers and I don’t remember a single one of them.  ~John Barrow, 1973

The television that insidious beast medusa which

The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.  ~Ray Bradbury, The Golden Apples of the Sun