Home >> Quotes & Sayings >>

Television Quotes (1545 Quotes)


Find Television books & products @ Amazon


  • Lost, so small amid that dark, hands grown cold, body image fading down corridors of television sky.
    (William Gibson, "Neuromancer")
    >> More William Gibson Quotations...

  • When I was your age, television was called books.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")
    >> More William Goldman Quotations...

  • Charred bits of black silk swirl into the air, and pearls clatter to the stage… I'm in a dress of the exact design of my wedding dress, only it's the color of coal and made of tiny feathers. Wonderingly, I lift my long, flowing sleeves into the air, and that's when I see myself on the television screen. Clothed in black except for the white patches on my sleeves. Or should I say my wings. Because Cinna had turned me into a mockingjay.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")
    >> More Suzanne Collins Quotations...

  • Instead, I watch myself get shot on television.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")
    >> More Suzanne Collins Quotations...

  • A man could rant and smash and grapple with the State Police, and still the sprinklers whirled at dusk on every lawn and the television droned in every living room.
    (Richard Yates, "Revolutionary Road")
    >> More Richard Yates Quotations...


  • That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn't even an enemy you could put your finger on.
    (Margaret Atwood, "The Handmaid's Tale")
    >> More Margaret Atwood Quotations...

  • Two or three of the ladies had pronounced views on points of doctrine, particularly sin and damnation, which they never learned from me. I blame the radio for sowing a good deal of confusion where theology is concerned. And television is worse. You can spend forty years teaching people to be awake to the fact of mystery and then some fellow with no more theological sense than a jackrabbit gets himself a radio ministry and all your work is forgotten. I do wonder where it will end. p. 208
    (Marilynne Robinson, "Gilead")
    >> More Marilynne Robinson Quotations...

  • I give in and light another cigarette even though last night the surgeon general came on the television set and shook his finger at everybody, trying to convince us that smoking will kill us. But Mother once told me tongue kissing would turn me blind and I'm starting to think it's all just a big plot between the surgeon general and Mother to make sure no one ever has any fun.
    (Kathryn Stockett, "The Help")
    >> More Kathryn Stockett Quotations...

  • She drew the line at television. It took no effort to watch - it was infinitely more beneficial to the soul, and to the intelligence, to read or to listen - and what she imagined there was on TV appalled her.
    (John Irving, "A Prayer for Owen Meany")
    >> More John Irving Quotations...

  • If you can't, or won't, think of Seymour, then you go right ahead and call in some ignorant psychoanalyst. You just do that. You just call in some analyst who's experienced in adjusting people to the joys of television, and Life magazine every Wednesday, and European travel, and the H-bomb, and Presidential elections, and the front page of the Times, and God knows what else that's gloriously normal.
    (J.D. Salinger, "Franny and Zooey")
    >> More J.D. Salinger Quotations...

  • The invention of print, however, made it easier to manipulate public opinion, and the film and the radio carried the process further. With the development of television, and the technical advance which made it possible to receive and transmit simultaneously on the same instrument, private life came to an end.
    (George Orwell, "1984")
    >> More George Orwell Quotations...

  • For most people, there are only two places in the world. Where they live and their TV set. If a thing happens on television, we have every right to find it fascinating, whatever it is.
    (Don DeLillo, "White Noise")
    >> More Don DeLillo Quotations...

  • You can guess this is how men have been handling Eva's hostility for her whole life. Just distract her. Get through the moment. Avoid confrontation. Run away. That's pretty much how we get through our own lives, watching television. Smoking crap. Self-medicating. Redirecting our own attention. Jacking off. Denial.
    (Chuck Palahniuk, "Asfixia")
    >> More Chuck Palahniuk Quotations...

  • That's pretty much how we get through our own lives, watching television. Smoking crap. Self-medicating. Redirecting our attention. Jacking off. Denial.
    (Chuck Palahniuk, "Choke")
    >> More Chuck Palahniuk Quotations...

  • Miss America is a perfect fit for Country Music Television, and we hope last night was step one in a long relationship.
    (Paul Villadolid)
    >> More Paul Villadolid Quotations...



Pg 1/10312345...102030...Last