Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Television

The Artist's Way Every Day - May 16th

Blonde beauty Hope Driskill was Miss Missouri USA 2011

If you feel stuck in your life or in your art, few jump-starts are more effective than a week of reading deprivation. No reading? That's right: no reading. It is a paradox that by emptying our lives of distractions we are actually filling the well. Without distractions, we are once again thrust into the sensory world. With no newspaper to shiel us, a train becomes a viewing gallery. With novel to sink into (and no television to numb us out) an evening become a vast savannah in which furniture — and other assumptions — get rearranged. We are cast into our inner silence. Our reward will be a new outflow. Our own art, our own thoughts and feelings, will begin to nudge aside the sludge of blockage, to loosen it and move it upward and outward until once again our wellis running freely.

Rise Of Television Became The New Storyteller

American screenwriter, Academy Award winning film director, actor, and producer Barry Levinson

When I began to think about the head of the family, the storyteller, the rise of television which became the new storyteller, the break-up of the American family as an idea and then Avalon came.

American screenwriter, Academy Award winning film director, actor, and producer of film and television (born 1942)

The Artist's Way Every Day - April 13th

Blonde ESPN television sports reporter Charissa Thompson

We are the Universe. We are made of it and it is made of us. If it is intelligent, we are intelligent. If it is wise and all-knowing, so are we. If it knows what is best for us, we too know what is best. These is no separation between God and us, God and matter. It is all consciousness. We are all consciousness. We are God dreaming God. We are God making God. We are creators co-creating the Universe. If we can trust the Universe, then we can trust ourselves. Even better, if we can trust ourselves, then we can trust the Universe.

Television News Is Like A Lightening Flash

Brunette American country music singer Jana Kramer looks over her shoulder

Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.

Southern U.S. progressive journalist and author (1907 - 1972)

Pretty Good In Real Life

Blonde American actress Brittany Snow smiles wearing a green lace dress

I mean, I am pretty good in real life, but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.

American actress and singer (born 1986)

Will To Win Unlocks Door To Personal Excellence

Brunette television newscaster Alycia Lane smiles

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential.... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Former long-term football coach at Grambling State University (1919 - 2007)

Twelve Dancing Rabbits Singing About Toilet Paper

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

Television and Psychiatry

Blonde beauty Jitka Novackova poses in a blue and white dress for pageant

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.

Famed English film director and producer (1899 - 1980)

Can Always Change Television Channel

Blonde American professional surfer Erica Hosseini smiling

The great thing about television is that if something important happens anywhere in the world, day or night, you can always change the channel.

From Taxi, 1992

TV Permits One To Be Entertained

Blonde sports reporter Erin Andrews

[The television is] an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.

English journalist, comedian, writer, and media personality best known for his two decades as host of Through the Keyhole (born 1939)

Darryl Zanuck about Television

Visual image of a television set

Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon tire of staring at a plywood box every night.

Head of 20th-Century Fox studios, 1946

Nothing More Boring Than Looking At My Face

Blonde model Katie Vernola was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for June 2010

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.

34th US President, WWII General, speech, Columbia University, 1954 (1890 - 1969)

There Is Just Not Enough Time

Brunette American actress Sasha Alexander wearing black top

I always say if you've seen good acting on television, those actors are really good. Because there is just not enough time. You do not have any preparation.

Brunette American actress (born 1973)

Chewing Gum For The Eyes

Italian brunette model Monica Bellucci

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures (1867 - 1959)

People Will Look At Anything Rather Than Each Other

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Pen name of notable syndicated advice columnist from The Chicago Sun-Times

Eating Frozen Radio Dinners

British blonde woman elegantly dressed pauses in Venice

If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.

American television host and comedian, known for thirty years as host of The Tonight Show (1925 - 2005)

Reality Is Weakening Our Society

Brunette beauty Laura Goncalves was Miss Universe Portugal 2011

If anything is poisoning our lives and weakening our society, it is reality — and not the fabrication of television writers and producers.

Professor in Radio/Television/Film Department at Northwestern University

There Is So Much Comedy On Television

Brunette actress and fashion model Willa Holland with long hair

There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?

Former American television talk show host known for his conversational style and in-depth discussion of issues (born 1936)

Groucho Marx on Television

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

American comedian and film and television star known for his mastery of quick wit (1890 - 1977)