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Soul Bodies

In novels in general - and also on the television - we do live in a world where bodies is what we are. We do not talk about the spirit or the soul, and there is a sense that we no longer talk about beliefs, either Freudian or Marxist.

- A. S. Byatt

Perfect Most

Television is the most perfect democracy. You sit there with your remote control and vote.

- Aaron Brown


I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.

- Aaron Sorkin

More Measured

I've loved every minute I've spent in television. And I've had much more failure, as traditionally measured, than success in television. I've done four shows, and only one of them was the 'West Wing.'

- Aaron Sorkin

Studio Movie

If I am writing a movie and I am stuck, I can call the studio and tell them it's delayed. You can't do that with television - you have air dates to meet.

- Aaron Sorkin

Some Interest

Television is a visual medium. You have to create some kind of visual interest. And it's entertainment for your eyes.

- Aaron Sorkin

Love More

I'll tell you what I miss most. What I would love to do, more than anything, is just anthologies. With an anthology you can tell any story and be in every division of television. We don't have any anthologies anymore, do we?

- Aaron Spelling

Violent About

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about. We don't do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.

- Aaron Spelling

Love Will

Traditional television as we have known it will make love to the Internet and have a child. That child will be the future. It's already happening, and it's hot!

- Aasif Mandvi

Like Performing

I like radio and live performing stuff. I don't like the television stuff as much.

- Adam Carolla

Isn't television glamourous?

- Adam Savage

Meet Never

My dignity and good television - they'll never meet.

- Adam Savage


There is no dignity in television.

- Adam Savage

See Other

You rarely see women being nice to each other on television anymore.

- Aisha Tyler

Love Would

I would love to host a television show.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Some Sets

There were some television sets back in the '50s, but they were expensive. People would gather at the rich guy's apartment down the hall to watch Milton Berle on his 10-inch black-and-white screen.

- Al Feldstein

Think Very

Trying to be a sort of intellectual in the public arena is very irritating to people. They think, 'Why is this bugger on television?'

- Alain de Botton

Singer Cities

If you're a singer, you do concerts, and you get that interaction with fans and see what cities in what part of the world come out to see you. When you're on television, you're removed from that.

- Alaina Huffman

TV Film And TV

The difference between film and TV is the pace. You don't have the leisure of time in television.

- Alan Ball

Lucky Feel

I feel quite lucky to have the platforms I have on both television and radio.

- Alan Colmes

Standing Corner

Television is more interesting than people. If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room.

- Alan Coren

Think Clear

Television and movies have short-circuited reality. I don't think a lot of people are entirely clear on what is real and what is on the screen.

- Alan Moore

Go Penalties

You can take 100 penalties in training, but when you go out on that pitch in front of all those people and the television cameras, it's completely different.

- Alan Shearer

Like Go

I don't go out to parties because I'd look terrible in pictures. My escape is television - it's like meditation to me.

- Alber Elbaz

Some Could

I did years of summer stock. I sort of only wanted to be an actor. And then at 19, I was funny, and I had some of these bits that I did for friends, and I immediately could get on television.

- Albert Brooks

Show Precise

On a television show, precise acting isn't the order of the day.

- Alec Baldwin

Sometimes Could

I won every award you could win in television. I got paid well. And people loved '30 Rock'. And I loved '30 Rock'. I mean, sometimes you do a show that's a hit show, and you hate it.

- Alec Baldwin

Star Trump

'The Apprentice' was a huge success, and Trump was a huge television star who managed to trick people into thinking he was the guy from the show.

- Alec Baldwin

Myself Want

I want to show people that I am comfortable enough to go on national television and just be myself.

- Alessia Cara

Project Other

Television and film acting is really fun because you are working with other people and you are not completely responsible for the outcome of the project.

- Alex Borstein

Reason Very

I'm not great on television. That's one reason I don't do it very often.

- Alex Pareene

Writer Block

Television? It's a gateway to writer's block, isn't it?

- Alex Turner

Think Role

I feel that a lot of roles in television can really typecast someone as one type of actor or playing one type of role, but I really don't think that my role in 'Weeds' did at all.

- Alexander Gould

Making Films

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.

- Alexander Kluge

Art May

The one thing about program television that's absolutely incompatible with any concept of art is that all decisions have to be made by program directors, whereas art is autonomous. It may be dependent, but it knows no superiors.

- Alexander Kluge

Always Episode

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' I did an episode on, and that's one of my favorite television shows ever, and there are these shows that I watch so regularly.

- Alexandra Daddario

TV Had

I know I'm an actor, but I'm not at all a believer in people watching a lot of TV. I've never had television in my home.

- Alexandra Paul

Habits Like

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

- Alfred Hitchcock

Need Spreading

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.

- Alfred Hitchcock

Funny Brought

Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs.

- Alfred Hitchcock

Like Same Thing

Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime.

- Alfred Hitchcock

Read Perfectly

To be perfectly honest, I follow football the way I follow television. I read about it.

- Alice Dreger

About Britain

One thing about television in Britain is that they're so scared about complaints. It curbs a lot of drama.

- Alice Lowe

My Life Made

I want to continue to produce film, television, and theater, and to make the most amazing music that I've made in my life.

- Alicia Keys

Been Gig

You know, I've never been a comic book person, just because that's not my gig and I don't have a television.

- Allison Mack

Doing Moved

I moved to Chicago and I did theater, and then I started writing and I stop acting and I did sketch. You know, I did all of the things that, if you were serious about doing television, don't do.

- Allison Tolman

Think Like

I don't think you realize how often on television people are not like anyone we know or have known.

- Allison Tolman

Like Gravitate

I do find that when I see women who flesh out the television or film world and make it look more like the world I actually live in, I gravitate towards those characters.

- Allison Tolman

Need Away

I need an office and a place I can sit down to get away from television and just write.

- Allison Tolman

Movies Golden

The Emmys is great, but the Golden Globes, you have the stars of television and the stars of movies in one place.

- Allison Williams

Like Still

I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it.

- Alton Brown

Allow Created

Every episode of 'The Conversation' was created to be a platform for women, to connect women, and to allow women's voices to be heard as much as possible. That's why I launched that show on a television network and online simultaneously.

- Amanda de Cadenet

Doing Subject

Whenever the subject of doing reality television comes up, I immediately disregard it, because most people don't come off well, and it's embarrassing.

- Amanda Hearst

Comedy Mostly

I am a stage actor. I do mostly improv comedy. The only national television stuff is 'Archer' and' Frisky Dingo.'

- Amber Nash

Happy Thus

I am someone who doesn't say no to opportunities and, thus, would be happy to do something interesting on television.

- Amruta Khanvilkar

Come Movie

The comforts come from my movie and television writing. It is unusual to live this well simply from books.

- Anatoly Rybakov

Light Lot

There's not a lot of light on television.

- Andie MacDowell

Always Looked

When I was little, I would always try and look into the television screen along the sides. I kept thinking if you looked in there, you could see what was happening off camera.

- Andrea Riseborough

Face Seeing

I'm sick of seeing my face on television.

- Andrew Breitbart

Kind Dealing

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

- Andrew Heyward

College Will

When I was a kid, there were hardly any gay story lines or characters on television that I recall. Then when I was in college, 'Will & Grace' started up.

- Andrew Rannells

TV Particularly

As an actor, particularly in theatre, you're trying to get jobs on TV; but you're also losing jobs in theatre to people who are on television.

- Andrew Rannells

Funding Sources

The difficulty with the present state of affairs is that there is no legislation on the sources of funding for the Polish film industry. There is no legislation concerning filmmaking. And, there is no legislation on television that would be beneficial to filmmaking.

- Andrzej Wajda

Young Having

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre.

- Andrzej Wajda

Work Never

I never say I work in television, I say I get to work in television.

- Andy Cohen

New Works

I have a new television show in the works, and that is all I can say right now.

- Angie Stone

Decision Some

Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you'll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch.

- Angus T. Jones

How Works

The neatest thing about television is that they write for you... They find out what you can do, what you do best, how it works, and how they can use you.

- Ann B. Davis

Ways Prose

Television is much more collaborative in many ways than prose.

- Ann Cleeves

Want More

I want to do more television and I want to do more radio.

- Anna Benson

Like ABC

The value of the television network is partly tradition, serving as a navigation device and as a brand. Research shows that people do know and understand ABC as a brand, like Disney.

- Anne Sweeney

Will Everyone

Today, television is the most powerful medium in the world. Tomorrow it will also be the most personal. There is no one future for television. It will be defined differently for everyone.

- Anne Sweeney

More Will

The more personalized television gets, the less passive the experience will become.

- Anne Sweeney

Love Paint

I love series television because it's so much fun to have that much opportunity to paint the character.

- Annie Potts

Movies Along

I want to do movies, television and theater. Whatever comes along.

- Ansel Elgort

Nature Original

The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television.

- Anson Mount

Back About

'ER' was so huge that whatever I did coming back to television, I'd have to feel as strongly about.

- Anthony Edwards

Want Read

For years, I said I didn't want to do television. It was just a hard 'no.' I didn't want to read anything. It didn't matter what it was - it was just 'no.'

- Ari Graynor

Problem Real

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.

- Art Buchwald

Habit Reaction

Television has spread the habit of instant reaction and stimulated the hope of instant results.

- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Important Films

Of course I want to do films. But to me, television is equally important. It is where I got recognition.

- Ashish Sharma

Thought Move

A lot of people thought that it was a foolish step to move to television. But for me, it is all about the creative satisfaction I get.

- Ashish Sharma

Relaxed Movie

Working on television is much more stressful than working for a movie. The pace of work is relaxed while shooting a movie.

- Ashish Sharma

Government Were

There were no tourists. Beer was illegal. There was only government television and no television on Thursdays or in the summer.

- Aslaug Magnusdottir

Saving Might

I might have had trouble saving France in 1946 - I didn't have television then.

- Charles de Gaulle


In film and television we are oftentimes so pampered that the truths are withheld.

- Charles Keating


There's a great appetite for smart television. Every day I get up and there are interesting stories I want to do.

- Charlie Rose

Stupid Again

I went on television and I wouldn't say a word; I feel so stupid when I watch them again.

- Charlotte Gainsbourg

Very Mum

I grew up in a very political household. My mum used to shout at the television. At Mrs. Thatcher.

- Cherie Lunghi

More Accepted

Somehow, by just continually pestering the general public by appearing on television, they accepted me and wanted more.

- Chris Elliott

Comedy Tries

American television constantly tries to co-op British comedy and create their own version of it. Most of the time it doesn't work; obviously, in the case of 'The Office,' it did. But a lot of times, it doesn't really work.

- Chris Hardwick

Some Superior

Don't tell television, but there is some superior programming being made on the Interwebz.

- Chris Hardwick

Me Genuinely

It is genuinely shocking to me that I'm on a television show.

- Chris Hayes

Excited Wrote

When I wrote 'We Can Be Heroes,' I was just so excited about the concept of playing loads of characters, and a television series allows you to do that.

- Chris Lilley

Some Sustenance

There's some beautiful filmmaking on television. I'm getting a lot of my artistic sustenance from what's happening there.

- Chris Pine

Evolving Medium

Television is such an evolving medium.

- Chris Pratt

Books See

What kids are exposed to on television is more frightening and horrifying than what they see in my books.

- Chris Van Allsburg

Better Place

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

- Christiane Amanpour

Still Offer

Television really does offer still great parts for women, cable in particular.

- Christine Lahti

Stigma Were

When I was first starting out, if you were acting on television, it was a real stigma.

- Christine Lahti