The others were used to Gerald’s way of telling a story while he acted it, but they did sometimes wish he didn’t talk quite so long and so like a book in moments of excitement.

The Enchanted Castle, by E Nesbit
– Talking like a book is an excellent game.  

If you read a lot of books, you’re considered well-read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you’re not considered well-viewed.

Lily Tomlin, 

An Uncommon Scold, Abby Adams, Simon & Schuster (Nov 1989)

With extraordinary perceptiveness, she realized that each grown-up must kill the child he was before he himself can live. Nesbit’s vow to survive somehow in the enemy’s consciousness became, finally, her art—when this you see remember me—and the child within continued to the end of the adult’s life.

Gore Vidal, “The Writing of E. Nesbit”, NYRB, Dec 1964

All television is Children’s television.

Richard P. Adler, Research on the Effects of Television Advertising on Children; A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Future Research, 1977