Quotes from Philo

“This has made it all worthwhile.” (The live televised first step by Neil Armstrong on the moon.)
–The Boy Who Invented Television – Auth. Paul Schatzkin

“There’s nothing on it worthwhile, and we’re not going to watch it in this household, and I don’t want it in your intellectual diet.” (to his son, on television)
-The Boy Who Invented Television and Kent Farnsworth

“The damned thing works!” (telegram, on the first successful television broadcast)
-George Everson

Quotes about Philo

“If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners.”
-Johnny Carson

I wish there was a knob on the TV so you could turn up the intelligence. They got one marked “brightness” but it don’t work, does it?
-Leo Anthony Gallagher

I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.
-Groucho Marx

They say that ninety percent of TV is junk. But, ninety percent of everything is junk.
-Gene Roddenberry