„Just because you read it in a magazine,
Or see it on a TV screen
Don't make it factual.“

Tabloid Junkie
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„People who get eyeball arthritis see only what they're supposed to see, like that TV screen.“

—  Gene Wolfe, book Starwater Strains

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„Those braying sheep on my TV screen -
Make this boy shout! Make this boy scream!“

—  Paul Weller (singer) English singer-songwriter, Guitarist 1958

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„I know that to be a true fact because I read it in Heat magazine“

—  Bill Bailey English comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter and author 1965

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„You're trying to make sense
of something that you just don't see“

—  Mike Scott songwriter, musician 1958

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„We want to see women in more power positions, not just in front of the screen but behind the screen as well.“

—  Jamie Chung American actress 1983

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„It’s so satisfying, and when you see it on screen, you feel like God because you’re bringing life to clay.“

—  Art Clokey American animator 1921 - 2010

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„You can either watch TV or you can make TV.“

—  Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964

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„Fame you'll be famous, as famous as can be, with everyone watching you win on TV, Except when they don't because sometimes they won't..“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

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„In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„The public has yet to see TV as TV. Broadcasters have no awareness of its potential. The movie people are just beginning to get a grasp on film.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

quoted in "Marshall McLuhan, Author, Dies; Declared 'Medium Is the Message'" by Alden Whitman, The New York Times, January 1, 1981
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„I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.“

—  Bill Murray American actor and comedian 1950

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„Just don't take any class where you have to read BEOWULF.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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