Television Quotes

Well, it’s almost like I’m in a no-win situation with the media sometimes. … You know, I know how the media is. I know how TV works. They’ll throw a question out there and they’ll edit it. You know, the way they want to put it out there to the world. So, my thing is […]

I took a break, which turned into a longer break. But I’m interested in anything that I would find interesting. I still get the occasional query about a film or television role.

Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of visible LGBT people on TV. And I was VERY influenced by television. It formed my aesthetic and view on fashion and design – the clothes worn by Cher and Carol Burnett on their shows really stand out. Both designed by Bob Mackie, of course. When I was […]

The biggest difference for me being on Hulu is that I don’t have to tell a story that’s exactly 43 minutes long every week because I have to make room for a certain number of commercials. That’s not how storytelling works — different stories are different lengths, and you start to fall into this cadence […]

The question of what justice means depends on the audience witnessing the process. It could be the litigants, or the people watching courtroom television (for whom it may be entertainment). When we talk about the litigants, there’s rarely grey areas in a case, it’s black or white.

I never thought I’d be on Broadway. I certainly didn’t think I would be in a movie, let alone win six Emmy Awards for being on television. I never imagined any of that and I just loved acting.

I remember the first time I came to do an American show. Everything was like 20 times the size of what you do in the UK. That’s the big difference. Everything’s bigger.

I just read this great science fiction story. It’s about how machines take control of humans and turn them into zombie slaves!… Hey! What time is it? My TV show is on! (“Calvin and Hobbes”)

For God’s sake, go down to reception and get rid of a lunatic who’s down there. He says he’s got a machine for seeing by wireless! Watch him – he may have a razor on him. (Editor, responding to a visit from John Logie Baird, inventor of a prototype television apparatus, 1925)

When will I learn? The answer to life’s problems aren’t at the bottom of a bottle, they’re on TV! (Homer Simpson)