If you could take back something you said in the last year, what would it be?
We have too readily blamed shortcomings in American education on social changes (the disorientation of the American family or the impact of television) or incompetent teachers or structural flaws in our schools systems. But the chief blame should fall on faulty theories promulgated in our schools of education and accepted by educational policymakers.
~ E. D. Hirsch, Jr., in Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1987.
Seeing a murder on television, can help work off one’s antagonisms. And if you haven’t any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
~ Alfred Hitchcock
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
~ Groucho Marx
The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.
~ Andrew Ross
Now the freaks are on television, the freaks are in the movies. And it’s no longer the sideshow, it’s the whole show. The colorful circus and the clowns and the elephants, for all intents and purposes, are gone, and we’re dealing only with the freaks.
~ Jonathan Winters
Television. Chewing gum for the eyes.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright
I didn’t even dream it [television] would be so good. But I would never let my children come close to the thing.
~ Vladimer Zworykin, on his 92nd birthday about his invention of the television.
If you could be a contestant on any game show, which one would it be?
If you were to hang a motto in your home, what would it say?
If you were given $100,000 to celebrate someone or something, who or what would you celebrate?
If you were to fast-forward your life five years, where would you be and what would you be doing? What changes would people see in you?
If you were going to a costume party next week, what costume would you wear?
If you could grant any three wishes to one person, to whom would you grant them? Why?
If you could be any age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose? Why?
If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?