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Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den.
Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician; the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand - the one doing the important job - unnoticed.
David K. Shipler
Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species.
It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses.
The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes.
My mother was watching on television and she doesn't want me to hurt anyone.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.
A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar - you pretend it's not there.
Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done.
If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
You can observe a lot by just watching.
Big Brother is watching you.
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
I'm quiet, and I don't enjoy watching horror flicks, so am I like Zeke? No way.
We made 16 episodes of Cracker and I loved doing the show, but unfortunately no one was watching us.
It's not scary to make a horror film because you get to pull back the curtain and see that none of it's real. When you're watching one, the terror bombards you.
What's the point of doing something good if nobody's watching.
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.
Watching a baby being born is a little like watching a wet St. Bernard coming in through the cat door.
Nothing is as embarrassing as watching your boss do something you assured him couldn't be done.
When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?
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