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A collection of quotes by Rod Serling on science, fiction, radio, enemy, menace, twilight, logic, prejudice, pride, and children.

29 Great Quotes By Rod Serling When You Plan To Put A Toe Out Of Line

Famous As: Screenwriter, TV Producer, Narrator
Born On: December 25, 1924
Died On: June 28, 1975
Born In: Syracuse
Died At Age: 50

Rod Serling was a celebrated American television producer, screenwriter, narrator, and playwright. He is known for ‘The Twilight Zone,’ a sci-fi anthology television series. He was also referred to as ‘The Angry Young Man’ of Hollywood. He made news for his skirmishes with sponsors and television executives over varied issues, including war, censorship, and racism. Here is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings by Rod Serling, which have been curated from his movies, writings, plays, interviews, shows, etc. Go through quotes by Rod Serling on past, cereal, dislike, darkness, light, dignity, men, rights, democrat, republican, humanity, causes, journey, shadow, hidden, singing, talent, etc.

Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.

Rod Serling

There is nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on.

Rod Serling

Being like everybody is the same as being nobody.

Rod Serling

We're developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won't be able to think.

Rod Serling

Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete

Rod Serling

...the worst aspect of our time is prejudice... In almost everything I've written, there is a thread of this - man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.

Rod Serling

You see. No shock. No engulfment. No tearing assunder. What you feared would come like an explosion is like a whisper. What you thought was the end is the beginning.

Rod Serling

Coming up with ideas is the easiest thing on earth. Putting them down is the hardest.

Rod Serling

For civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized

Rod Serling

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.

Rod Serling

If you need drugs to be a good writer, you are not a good writer.

Rod Serling

Imagination... its limits are only those of the mind itself.

Rod Serling

Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it. When that happens, a talent becomes a curse.

Rod Serling

According to the Bible, God created the heavens and the Earth. It is man’s prerogative - and woman’s - to create their own particular and private hell.

Rod Serling

Science fiction makes the implausible possible, while science fantasy makes the impossible plausible.

Rod Serling

If in any quest for magic, in any search for sorcery, witchery, legerdemain, first check the human spirit.

Rod Serling

The writer's role is to menace the public's conscience. He must have a position, a point of view. He must see the arts as a vehicle of social criticism and he must focus on the issues of his time.

Rod Serling

The ultimate obscenity is not caring, not doing something about what you feel, not feeling! Just drawing back and drawing in, becoming narcissistic.

Rod Serling

Every man is put on earth condemned to die. Time and method of execution unknown.

Rod Serling

Whenever you write, whatever you write, never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.

Rod Serling

He's not a piece of meat you can job off the market by the pound. because, if you do,maish, if you do, you'll rot in hell.

Rod Serling

As long as they talk about you, you're not really dead, as long as they speak your name, you continue. A legend doesn't die, just because the man dies.

Rod Serling

Beasley was a little man whose face looked like an X ray of an ulcer.

Rod Serling

The crowd slowly dispersed in soft, whispering groups, voices muted by the fascination of death that all men carry with them in small pockets deep inside them.

Rod Serling

Never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.

Rod Serling

You gotta BELIEVE, Bolie!

Rod Serling

It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.

Rod Serling

Formerly, a fixture of the summer, formerly a rather minor component to a hot July, but throughout his life, a man beloved by the children, and therefore a most important man.

Rod Serling

Trying to be the best at anything carries its own special risks, in or out of the Twilight Zone.

Rod Serling