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"If we entertain temptations, soon they begin entertaining us!"

Neal A. Maxwell - Ensign, May 1987, page 71

"Another activity that can detract us from the proper way is watching television excessively or viewing improper movies. While fine productions on these media are uplifting and entertaining, we need to be very selective in choosing what we see and how much of our time such an activity deserves. Our precious time must not be diverted to the sideline attractions of vulgar language, immoral conduct, pornography and violence."

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Oct. Gen. Conf. - Ensign Nov. 1990, p. 65

"Every ounce of pornography and immoral entertainment will cause you to lose a pound of spirituality. And it will only take a few ounces of immorality to cause you to lose all of your spiritual strength, for the Lord's Spirit will not dwell in an unclean temple."

Joseph B. Wirthlin, BYU, Oct. 26, 1986

"Again Paul's counsel to Timothy, 'Keep thyself pure'. Those are simple words. But they are ever so important. Paul is saying, in effect, stay away from those things which will tear you down and destroy you spiritually. Stay away from television shows which lead to unclean thoughts and unclean language. Stay away from videos which will lead to evil thoughts. They won't help you. They will only hurt you. Stay away from books and magazines which are sleazy and filthy in what they say and portray. Keep thyself pure."

Gordon B. Hinckley "Converts and Young Men," Ensign, May 1997, p. 49

"When you choose to see or hear filth portrayed, for instance, you may at first feel you have just spent some time. But if you persist, you will find that beyond time wasted you have allowed Satan to draw you toward sin and then into it. And then you will have incurred debts that will burden and diminish every minute of existence that follows, unless and until you find the healing balm of the atonement of Jesus Christ through repentance, which takes pain, and time."

Henry B. Eyring "Child of Promise" "New Era," Aug. 1993, 6

"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. "

Napoleon Bonaparte

"What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it."

Herbert Simon

"Because television can make so much money doing its worst, it often cannot afford to do its best."

Fred W. Friendly

"A New York psychiatrist, Frederick Wirtham, who was a specialist working with disturbed children once said, 'A child's mind is like a bank. Whatever you put into it you get back ten years later with interest.' Some parents would never dream of feeding their children contaminated food, yet, pay little attention to the toxins in their media entertainments."

Quoted by Victor Cline, BYU 2001 Cyber Secrets Conference: The Problem of Pornography "Pornography Effects and Ultimate Consequences"

"I believe many of us are overnourished on entertainment junk food and undernourished on the bread of life. "

Elder Dallin H. Oaks - Ensign, May 2001, 84

"Make your home a haven of peace and righteousness. Don't allow evil influences to contaminate your own special spiritual environment."

M. Russell Ballard, Liahona, May 1999