People spend half of their free time drinking alcohol and the other half watching totally sober people on television. And they want to be those people, live those lives. Ever wondered why we rarely see a person actually drinking alcohol on television? It’s because they would come across embarrassing sad-assed losers. They just wouldn’t be...
You should’ve thought of that before becoming a fireman.””Thought!” he said. “Was I given a choice? I was raised to think the best thing in the world is not to read. The best thing is television and radio and ball games and a home I can’t afford and, Good Lord, now, only now I realize...
I was from the bush, watching Greg Norman on TV, but it was a world away.
In network TV, you have to present the box before you can step outside it.
The idea of being on TV 24 hours a day and people seeing the real me… No.
Television is the soma of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
Every single interview I have ever done on TV or in print says I’m a Muslim.
To most people who have a point of view, merely being on TV is an intrinsic good.
Well, good afternoon, sunshine. How are you feeling?””Like something the cat dragged in, then dragged back outside to leave in the rain, and mud, then the lightning hit it, and burned it, and the cat came back to tear it into pieces, before burying it.
So many people have the TV or radio constantly turned on “for company,” or spend their time reading trashy novels, aimlessly surfing the Net, and so on. Then suddenly one day you are old or sick and you realize you have done nothing with your life. All your thoughts are other people’s thoughts and you...
I spent my time drinking and staring at a television in the airport bar. More death and destruction. Crime. Pollution. All the news stories were telling me to be frightened. All the commercials were telling me to buy things I didn´t need. The message was that people could only be passive victims or consumers.
He couldn’t make the thought go anywhere, and soon zoned out into watching the television screen. It showed a crazy-haired old gent tramping around an undistinguished patch of countryside. He couldn’t remember selecting the channel, and with the sound off it really wasn’t very interesting. Was it worth turning the sound up? Probably not. It...
As long as ugly people are not on TV, you should only ever have interesting people on TV.
I am away so much, so I rarely see live TV, but I use iPlayer to catch programmes.
Real life is often sloppy, tragic, ugly, embarrassing, unglamorous, and not made for TV.
I looked like an alien, and in front of the most beautiful people on TV.
I think someone should invent an edible remote control, to go along with TV dinners.
Parents who daily read Robert Lewis Stevenson to their children and surrounds them with blocks, plastic animals, and some cardboard boxes or kitchen pots and pans are going to produce a qualitatively different child from those who spend that time on TV or videos, even if their choices ARE only Winnie the Pooh and Mr....
If your TV is broken, don’t get a new one—get a new hobby: reading.
I’m not a TV guy. I’m a restaurant chef and a businessman.
I think you just have to take everything that happens on a TV show with a grain of salt. You sign up for a show for six years having zero idea where they’re going to go with the character, so you just have to get on the ride of the show and go with wherever...
We don’t have friends, so we watch ‘Friends’ on TV.