What is idiot box?

Famous quotes containing the words box and/or idiot:

    All your lovely words are spoken.
    Once the ivory box is broken,
    Beats the golden bird no more.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

    Only an idiot would ask Wolfie to work on that stuff—twelve foot snakes, magic flutes.
    Peter Shaffer (b. 1926)