52 Reality Television Quotes : Reality TV Quotes

These reality television quotes will inspire you. Reality Television is a genre of programming that purports to show the unscripted actions of everyday people, rather than prepared dialogue delivered by actors.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging reality television quotes, reality television sayings, and reality television proverbs.

Best Reality Television Quotes

  1. “There are life lessons that can be derived from reality television.” ~ Mike White
  2. “I humbly apologize for reality Television.” ~ Cilla Black
  3. “It’s about the power of design and the power of the human spirit. It’s above paying anybody to do something stupid for money like reality television does – like ambushing people.” ~ Genevieve Gorder
  4. “When reality television really hit, I just had a backlash towards reality. It seemed like a cheap way to make a product. And then when music reality and ‘Idol hit,’ I just didn’t watch it, it seemed novelty. And of course the story of ‘Idol,’ this is one of the greatest stories in television history.” ~ Carson Daly

  5. “When reality television really hit, I just had a backlash towards reality. It seemed like a cheap way to make a product. And then when music reality and ‘Idol hit,’ I just didn’t watch it, it seemed novelty. And of course the story of ‘Idol,’ this is one of the greatest stories in television history.” ~ Carson Daly
  6. “Television is in a different time because of reality television, so it’s not as exciting.” ~ Shemar Moore
  7. “But reality television is here to stay.” ~ Cilla Black
  8. “The moral nihilism of celebrity culture is played out on reality television shows, most of which encourage a dark voyeurism into other people’s humiliation, pain, weakness, and betrayal.” ~ Chris Hedges

  9. “The moral nihilism of celebrity culture is played out on reality television shows, most of which encourage a dark voyeurism into other people’s humiliation, pain, weakness, and betrayal.” ~ Chris Hedges
  10. “The media propagates a message that corporations want, and there’s a belittling and mocking of the poor and celebration of wealth. A kind of cutthroat, rapacious capitalism is celebrated on reality television shows where you betray and manipulate and push aside your competitors for fleeting fame and money. These are sick values, but they’re disseminated through corporate media in almost every program you watch.” ~ Chris Hedges
  11. “I don’t know what reality television does, but it breaks up relationships.” ~ NeNe Leakes
  12. “Reality television is less honest than YouTube. YouTube is the real reality.” ~ Larry Gelbart

  13. “Like sugar and, oh – let’s say the most tabloidy and gossipy reality television programs – credit is, for millions, genuinely addictive.” ~ Tom Shales
  14. “The romance of circumvention is one of the most destructive forces at work in our society. The American Idol freeway to greatness, Instagramming one’s way into popular consciousness with selfies of our ass folds beneath short shorts, human growth hormone, and performance-enhancing drugs for athletes, Adderall for the idle mind, reality television that sacrifices our dignity for fifteen lousy minutes.” ~ Daniel Gillies
  15. “See, I don’t watch reality television anymore. I watched a little bit of it for a while, but I found it turned my soul into a black sludge, and I just did not find it healthy or good for me at all, because I would watch it and be disgusted, disgusted.” ~ Martha Plimpton
  16. “See, I don’t watch reality television anymore. I watched a little bit of it for a while, but I found it turned my soul into a black sludge, and I just did not find it healthy or good for me at all, because I would watch it and be disgusted, disgusted.” ~ Martha Plimpton

  17. “This whole thing about reality television to me is really indicative of America saying we’re not satisfied just watching television, we want to star in our own TV shows. We want you to discover us and put us in your own TV show, and we want television to be about us, finally.” ~ Steven Spielberg
  18. “I’m quite proud of what I anticipated about reality television from my books in the early ’90s, which I based on the early seasons of ‘Cops’ and on the amazing stuff I had read about happening on Japanese shows and the British ‘Big Brother’.” ~ William Gibson
  19. “I didn’t have parents who were, you know, racing to get a reality television show, you know? Or looking to benefit in some way from their daughter’s fame.” ~ Molly Ringwald
  20. “Reality television, which turned its eye on people who were doing nothing but being themselves, was the perfect expression of this trend [of narcissism]. Let’s look at ourselves, it said. Aren’t we fascinating?” ~ Alexander McCall Smith

  21. “Reality television, which turned its eye on people who were doing nothing but being themselves, was the perfect expression of this trend [of narcissism]. Let’s look at ourselves, it said. Aren’t we fascinating?” ~ Alexander McCall Smith
  22. “Not for a million – years. I mean, I like the INXS boys, but I found the process very degrading, really. Reality television has eaten away at our standards of excellence. I don’t like this whole culture, which has evolved, of TV being the king.” ~ Brian May
  23. “If people are well paid for reality television and cotton candy and dunking a basketball, why can’t they be well paid for changing young minds?” ~ B. J. Novak
  24. “I think reality television is such a special talent.” ~ Margaret Cho

  25. “Reality television hasn’t killed documentaries, because there are so many great documentaries still being made, but it certainly has changed the landscape.” ~ Todd Phillips
  26. “Basically, we all just had to live in the Trump reality television show, and now we’re kind of stuck there for at least four years. Maybe eight.” ~ Van Jones
  27. “It saddens me to see the reality-television shows that are getting so much fanfare that are a celebration of stupidity and the degradation of women. And those women are consistently wearing too short, too tight dresses. I hope the trend of aging gracefully returns.” ~ Prabal Gurung
  28. “Donald Trump has been practicing the chords of reality politics for 11 years doing reality television. And so he’s clearly the frontrunner and he is clearly dominating. But I still believe in some old rules.” ~ Hugh Hewitt

  29. “I’m very intrigued that in this culture of reality television and celebrity – which is an enormous industry and generates billions and billions of dollars – we’re so resourceful.” ~ Annie Lennox
  30. “There are two types of people in this world – those who would appear on reality television and the rest of us.” ~ Ian O’Doherty
  31. “I am really fascinated by human beings, fascinated! One thing I loved about living in New York was that I could sit on my stoop and just watch life happen. It was better than any kind of reality television – way more entertaining and enlightening.” ~ Idara Victor
  32. “The rules have changed so dramatically.They are not the Jeb Bush rules of the 90s, they are the reality television rules of this decade and he was not suited for it.” ~ Chuck Todd

  33. “If I were inclined to worry that the United States was veering in a dangerously theocratic direction, here’s a short list of things I wouldn’t fret about: a reality television program depicting the lives of ordinary Americans; a clause in a contract between parties to a business transaction agreeing that any disputes that arise between them be resolved in compliance with shared religious principles; halal soup; halal turkeys on the Thanksgiving table.” ~ Sarah Posner
  34. “One of the reasons that people are so fascinated by Jared Kushner is that he has had no role at all in anything close to politics up to this point I mean much like his father-in-law, and he’s just such an unknown figure. I mean at least we knew Donald Trump as a reality television star and as a very bombastic figure. But Jared is so quiet, and he’s so uninterested in courting press attention.” ~ Sarah Ellison
  35. “Donald Trump was underrated, but he understood social media and he understood reality television.” ~ Van Jones
  36. “We thought Donald Trump was leaving that world of entertainment and climbing over the wall into politics. In fact, what he did was he pulled the world of politics into the world of reality television.” ~ Van Jones

  37. “There’s so much, I guess I want to say, nonsense about show business now. Because of reality television. I don’t get this, because I was never raised to get this, but I don’t understand wanting to be famous. Maybe it’s because I was born famous, but I don’t get it.” ~ Lorna Luft
  38. “I think reality television, unless it’s inspirational, which it very rarely is, I think it’s embarrassing. It’s an embarrassing state of affairs that we’re in.” ~ Chelsea Handler
  39. “If I had created reality television I would have had a much greater influence, but then I would have had to KILL MYSELF.” ~ Joss Whedon
  40. “As the week’s events on reality television demonstrate, there is an ugly underbelly in society only too ready to point the finger at the foreigner, or those who might not fit in. [on celeb big brother” ~ John Sentamu

  41. “I think that people are going to find more interest in the human condition, especially with them being weaned on so much reality television. They want character-driven stuff along with real violence. Cage fighting is very popular with the kids right now. They see and know what one punch can do to someone’s face. You can’t give someone five hundred punches in a film anymore.” ~ Dolph Lundgren
  42. “Reality television is a scripted hyper-life that employs writers, but won’t allow them to call themselves writers or join the union.” ~ Merrill Markoe
  43. “I don’t like reality television, but it pays so much money.” ~ Pamela Anderson
  44. “You have to be rather straightforward with your clients. You can’t tell the parties only nice things. This is not an entertainment show; it’s not reality television either.” ~ Martti Ahtisaari

  45. “I think people today are very cynical. They need to bring other people down. Reality television and tabloid magazines—never before did we need to see movie stars taking out their garbage. But all of a sudden, it’s front-page news—trying to figure out who’s dating whom, all that stuff. Who cares?” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  46. “In every area, we seem to have thrown everything away and embraced reality television. Its nauseating, programme after programme.” ~ Ken Stott
  47. “Too much of our political debate…has become a race to the bottom. An exchange of insults and slanders more appropriate to reality television than a legislature.” ~ Jeanne Shaheen
  48. “The Street is as large as consciousness itself. So, when creating art for the street, be mindful of where the public’s head is at these days. Give the public a real alternative to the strict diet of celebrity gossip, religion, and un-reality television.” ~ Eric Drooker

  49. “What little reality television I’ve seen seems to be about economic desperation. Like the marathon dancing of the Great Depression, which should give us pause. People willing to eat flies and worms for a sum that is less than the weekly paycheck of the show’s producer. I haven’t seen “reality television” that is other than this kind of painful, sadistic exploitation of fit young people looking for agents.” ~ Lorrie Moore
  50. “My thing in this day and age, with reality television and so much other stuff that is going on, is people want to feel the reality. They want to relate.” ~ Darius McCrary
  51. “I think society has become more and more immune to reality television which is the most frightening thing in the world to me.” ~ Tony Todd
  52. “I don’t like this reality television, I have to be honest;I think real people should not be on television; It”s for special people like us, people who have trained and studied to appear to be real” ~ Garry Shandling

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