“By the age of six the average child will have completed the basic American education. … From television, the child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments.”
—Russell Baker, columnist and author (b. 14 Aug 1925) .
“Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.”
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.
“Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
“Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality. ”
- Really Want It by Ralph Marston (angelabee.wordpress.com)
Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.
Television is for appearing on – not for looking at. – Noel Coward
Moderate giftedness has been made worthless by the printing press and radio and television and satellites and all that. A moderately gifted person who would have been a community treasure a thousand years ago has to give up, has to go into some other line of work, since modern communications put him or her into daily competition with nothing but world’s champions. -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., novelist (1922-2007)