It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.— Shirley Chisholm
Dreamy Reality Television quotations
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Turn off your televisions. Ignore the Newt-Mitt-Rick- Barack reality show. It is as relevant to your life as the gossip on “Jersey Shore.” The real debate, the debate raised by the Occupy movement about inequality, corporate malfeasance, the destruction of the ecosystem, and the security and surveillance state, is the only debate that matters.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
I think people today are very cynical.
They need to bring other people down. Reality television and tabloid magazinesnever before did we need to see movie stars taking out their garbage. But all of a sudden, it's front-page newstrying to figure out who's dating whom, all that stuff. Who cares?
I don''t like this reality television, I have to be honest;
I think real people should not be on television; It''s for special people like us, people who have trained and studied to appear to be real
Looking at virtual reality through computer screens, video game screens, and above all television screens is a denial of personality development. It's a denial of socialization, of expansion of vocabulary, of interaction with real human beings.
Don't let someone elses opinion of you become your reality.
I think the love-hate is fundamental.
Everyone hates reality television, and everyone's watching it. Everyone hates Facebook, and everyone is on it.
I'm a big fan of reality shows. I thought the first one, Dukes of Hazzard, captured white people perfectly.
The moral nihilism of celebrity culture is played out on reality television shows, most of which encourage a dark voyeurism into other people's humiliation, pain, weakness, and betrayal.
No artist tolerates reality.
It's about avoiding reality through various escape routes that become addictions and lead to Hell. My character is addicted to television, chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son, which has no basis in reality.
That was the trouble with so many reality programmes on television - everyone wanted fame these days without necessarily working at anything to achieve it.
You know I got kicked out of high school and I used to go to Hendrix concerts.
I used to go see Marvin Gaye and B.B. King and so here I am on television as an actor playing the part of this really sweet wholesome all American boy. The reality was I had a much different kind of teenage life.
Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.
Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books.
The madness of TV is the madness of human life.
I remember my mentor once said, "The low road is crowded.
The high road is wide open. So let's try to take the high road." I think that people are hungry for content that enriches and expires. You can entertain people while still expanding their horizons. You don't have to have it be a race to the bottom with reality television.
Reality television, which turned its eye on people who were doing nothing but being themselves, was the perfect expression of this trend [of narcissism]. Let's look at ourselves, it said. Aren't we fascinating?
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.
So there was a constant flow and a thin line there between reality and television and yes, much of what I was experiencing in my real life was also what was going on in the television show to the extent that I had to take writers advice and from the counselors around.
If people are well paid for reality television and cotton candy and dunking a basketball, why can't they be well paid for changing young minds?
Television is in a different time because of reality television, so it's not as exciting.
Dream... but don't sleep.
I humbly apologise for reality Television.
But reality television is here to stay.
The thing that cracks me up is how these reality characters start out thrilled and excited just to be on television, and how they move to thinking they are as big as the Friends.
Be careful what you say. Words do not only describe reality. Words create reality.
Race is a core reality of American experience.
Media images on television need to reflect that reality to help people who consume media and who don't have the day-to-day, face-to-face contact with others, or where that contact is minimal, to help them have a greater appreciation of other experiences and how they're all part of the American fabric.
Too much of our political debate...has become a race to the bottom. An exchange of insults and slanders more appropriate to reality television than a legislature.
Reality TV is set up to make people entertaining.
A good person with values and principles is not good television.
Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.
There are life lessons that can be derived from reality television.
Because I tend to kind of hide under the sheets when it comes to reality television. I've seen probably one episode of maybe five different shows, and that's about it.
It saddens me to see the reality-television shows that are getting so much fanfare that are a celebration of stupidity and the degradation of women. And those women are consistently wearing too short, too tight dresses. I hope the trend of aging gracefully returns.
Control is an illusion, let it be, and enjoy the peace.
When reality television really hit, I just had a backlash towards reality.
It seemed like a cheap way to make a product. And then when music reality and 'Idol hit,' I just didn't watch it, it seemed novelty. And of course the story of 'Idol,' this is one of the greatest stories in television history.
It's about the power of design and the power of the human spirit.
It's above paying anybody to do something stupid for money like reality television does - like ambushing people.
I am really fascinated by human beings, fascinated! One thing I loved about living in New York was that I could sit on my stoop and just watch life happen. It was better than any kind of reality television - way more entertaining and enlightening.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
I think society has become more and more immune to reality television which is the most frightening thing in the world to me.
We're all being segregated or sent to our different rooms to watch television that's geared only for adults, to be honest. There's very little fare - outside of cartoons and a few things for children (and) I guess (some reality shows like) The Voice - that can be watched by the entire family.
Doing reality TV is a lot harder than I thought because I come from the world of [scripted] television where everything is thought out and you know what's going to happen, your lines, what your wardrobe is going to be, etc. But with reality, it's very spontaneous and the cameras are around for 12 hours a day.
Television is not my favorite medium, my favorite form of entertainment.
Certainly game shows aren't. I don't watch reality shows at all.
Some people prefer to see the game in the television than to go to the stadium.
With virtual reality this will go to be worse, but at the end the "real" reality will win, because a virtual meal is not the same thing as a real one!