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Alan Coren Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alan Coren Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

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

The Act of God designation on all insurance policies;
which means,
roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents
that are most likely to happen to you.
- Alan Coren

Since both its national products, snow and chocolate,
melt, the cuckoo clock was invented solely in order
to give tourists something solid to remember it by.
- Alan Coren

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators,
after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
- Alan Coren

 

I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items
keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.
- Alan Coren

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

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


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Thanks to television, for the first time
the young are seeing history made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people
than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour
looking at my face on their television screens.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

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

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

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

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

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

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

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

Martyrs cannot be silenced.
- the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation

I was so jazzed about sobering up
and starting a new life;
I had to stop at a bar
to get a drink just to calm down.
- the television series Glee

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

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

Especially while television I think is going through
some growing pains or is in need of -
I think current comedy is a bit,
uh, not happening, you know?
- Jenna Elfman

Rather than lose the public because television is here,
wouldn't it be smart to adopt television as our instrument?
- Adolph Zukor

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.
- Jessica Savitch

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
- Bill Hicks

When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial
television it was easy for me because I was only doing
one or two shows a week at most.
It was really a holiday.
- Richard Lester

Savvy observers occasionally note television's resemblance to the weather:
Everybody loves to complain about it,
but nobody can do anything to fix it.
- Michael Medved

I got an early education from television.
- Debra Wilson

Well, you'll find the most boring part of it is the waiting,
at least if it's in films anyway.
Television's a lot faster, but the product...
I don't think it's as good as a film.
- Lee Hazlewood

I always wanted to be a full-time musician.
Every television job I had was a means to buy a grand piano,
or to put in a recording studio, or something like that.
- John Tesh

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
- Fred Allen

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got
on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed.
He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'
- Joe Biden

Late night television is ready for someone like me...
standards have gone to an all-time low.
- Howard Stern

We owe a lot to Thomas Edison - if it wasn't for him,
we'd be watching television by candlelight.
- Milton Berle

I don't even own a television.
I'm proud of that.
- Moira Kelly

I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film.
Personally, I am not so interested in television,
simply because I don't watch television myself.
I'm into movies.
- Bille August

I think film and television are really a director's medium,
whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
- Christopher Eccleston

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

You get to that age where you're watching a lot of television,
and who doesn't want to be on television?
- Jason Marsden

In this age of globalization, instant real time media and television,
everyone all over the world realizes that high energy
usage equates with a high standard of living and wealth.
- John Olver

Television knows no night.
It is perpetual day.
TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night,
of the other side of things.
- Jean Baudrillard

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 must say I find television very educational.
The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
- Groucho Marx

Television is not real life.
In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
- Bill Gates

Life is so fast these days, and we're exposed to so much information.
Television makes us a witness to such misery.
- Gates McFadden

Women didn't want to watch other women on television
because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention.
- Jessica Savitch

Roger King is, without a doubt, the greatest salesman
in the history of anything.
And I don't ever limit him just to television.
He could sell you anything.
- Merv Griffin

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
- Abbie Hoffman

I think that probably the - I don't give quotes to studios.
They have to get those out of the paper or from television.
So they wouldn't have had my quote opening day.
- Roger Ebert

Even though the vast majority of my work was outside television,
the amount of creation and inventing that went into
the TV shows was non stop and,
unknown to me, a great strain.
- Paul Daniels

Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows.
They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them,
but they just don't live up to their promises.
- John Dobbin

You never know what's going to happen with television these days.
- Patrick Warburton

It is about this very abstract sense of displacement
that he feels the moment he turns off the television.
- Atom Egoyan

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

Gleason became like a mentor of mine.
I had Gleason helping me on television,
Godfrey on radio.
- Larry King

I don't think you can really make television based
on what you think audiences want.
You can only make stories that you like,
because you have to watch it so many times.
- Dick Wolf

My whole goal was to be able to work in television
and film and maintain a normal life,
never be in a tabloid.
- Pauley Perrette

I hope to continue working in film, television and theatre.
- Jeremy Bulloch

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

I don't watch television.
- Ray Walston

Every day I turn on my television set and I see Newt Gingrich on television,
I rejoice.
- Martin Frost

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

Get me well so I can get on television and tell people to stop smoking.
- Nat King Cole

I was wildly out of style when that television theme
song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten.
It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen.
- John Sebastian


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