For the record, prejudices can kill, and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.— Rod Serling
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We're developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won't be able to think.
In almost everything I've written there is a thread of this: man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.
This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you're on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable...Go as far as you like on this road. Its limits are only those of mind itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, you're entering the wondrous dimension of imagination. . . Next stop The Twilight Zone.
There is nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on.
Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of Man, that state is obsolete.
You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead—your next stop, the Twilight Zone.
Being like everybody is the same as being nobody.
Coming up with ideas is the easiest thing on earth. Putting them down is the hardest.
for civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized.
There are weapons that are simply thoughts.
For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
Look after my heart - I've left it with you.
Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it. When that happens, a talent becomes a curse.
The Chancellor, the late Chancellor, was only partly correct, he was obsolete.
But so was the State, the entity he worshipped. Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete. A case to be filed under 'M' for mankind... in the Twilight Zone.
The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices . . . . And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.
All the Dachaus must remain standing.
If you need drugs to be a good writer, you are not a good writer.
You see. No shock. No engulfment. No tearing assunder. What you feared would come like an explosion is like a whisper. What you thought was the end is the beginning.
If in any quest for magic, in any search for sorcery, witchery, legerdemain, first check the human spirit.
There is no twilight zone of honesty in business.
A thing is right or it's wrong. It's black or it's white.
But it makes you wonder, doesn't it? Just how normal are we? Just who are the people we nod our hellos to as we pass on the street? A rather good question to ask - particularly in The Twilight Zone.
It feels like I'm babysitting in the Twilight Zone.
I keep waiting for the parents to show up because we are out of chips and diet cokes.
The more kind of head trippy sci-fi. I always like that. I was a big 'Twilight Zone' freak.
The only time in my career prior to that I played an evil character was in 'The Twilight Zone'.
Well, I just finished starring in a new episode of the new The Twilight Zone television series.
Up there, up there in the vastness of space, in the void that is sky, up there is an enemy known as isolation. It sits there in the stars waiting, waiting with the patience of eons, forever waiting in the Twilight Zone.
He ["the male"] is trapped in a twilight zone halfway between humans and apes, and is far worse off than apes, because he is, first of all, capable of a large array of negative feelings that the apes aren't - hate, jealousy, contempt, disgust, guilt, shame, disgrace, doubt - and, secondly, he is aware of what he is and isn't.
For love is sufficient unto love.
The couple of years before I was declared bankrupt were the roughest.
The bank letters, the pressure, the stress was awful. You're in this twilight zone of not knowing where your life is going, and yet you're in Westlife. Everything was great with the band. I was earning money, and it looked good.
I ended up working on "Chicago Hope" and other things, but always with the idea that, eventually, I would want to take what I'd learned in character drama and try to apply that to the genre that I love, which is science fiction and "The Twilight Zone" type mysteries.
You unlock this door with the key of imagination.
Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.
Highly creative people have a gift for connecting supposedly unrelated elements and ideas. They cross borders without regard for customs posts or No Trespassing signs. They throw suspension bridges across great distances. These elegant and unexpected combinations flow together beautifully in the twilight zone, where metaphor and resemblance rules in place of logic and classification.
I love watching 'Twilight Zone.' New Year's Eve they do the marathon; I watch it every year.
The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own - for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.
I love the supernatural in storytelling.
The Twilight Zone was a huge influence on me, in terms of writing and storytelling, where you're not restricted to the parameters of reality to tell your tale.