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A creative person in Lear's office, when asked about finding material for me, advised picking through the rejected scripts in network offices.
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A movie career seemed unattainable: the movies were a realm of miracles where only someone himself miraculous might enter.
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All I have to do in the first two shows is credibly tie together the loose ends left at the end of last season.
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All in the Family was helping the black community, yet, being unsure, they declined to condemn it.
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All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.
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As James Baldwin wrote, The white man here is trapped by his own history, a history that he himself cannot comprehend, and therefore what can I do but love him?
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At 16 I did not want to be denied a war, presuming it would be as thrilling as the movies made it.
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At this time of my life, there's just one thing I want to do, and that is finish a novel.
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Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.
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Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire.
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Even a true artist does not always produce art.
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Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
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Hugh killed himself at home at about 4 p.m.
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I do talk less now because the sound of my voice saying over and over the things I said years ago embarrasses and depresses me. Why do I say the same things over and over?
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I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job.
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I had been very lucky during the war. Convoys I sailed in were attacked, ships were hit and sunk, but never one of mine.
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I hate pride, but if I were going to be proud of anything it would have to be something I'd done myself. Race pride is kind of stupid.
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I have co-starred in a couple of motion pictures but have never starred in or been expected to carry a motion picture. I'm undoubtedly a star but not in the old sense.
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I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.
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I joined the National Maritime Union and shipped out of the hiring hall as a civilian seaman. I sailed in engine rooms until 1944.
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I liked the idea of teaching college kids. The department heads did not want me to stay.
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I look forward certainly to better health in general, and even, though I hate to make big promises, to having a pleasanter personality.
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I never heard Archie's kind of talk in my own family. My father was a lawyer in partnership with two Jews, who were close to us.
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I think he's in every man my age, no matter what he does, whether he's a vice president at Chase or a cab driver.
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I'm lucky. Lord, I'm lucky.
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I've run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.
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If I'd gone like that, it would have left all of the people I'm close to unprepared. It wasn't time.
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In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards.
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In the final phase of cocaine intoxication, when suicide is likely, the victim cannot save himself by an effort of will. He has lost the power.
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It crosses my mind every day how fortunate it turned out. I could have easily told Dr. Patton, I've got scripts piled up, the tests can wait.
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It seems that entertainment is what most excites us and what we value above everything else.
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It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered.
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Lear didn't write for the show, but he gave the writers orders, watched dress rehearsals, and gave notes.
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Looking back over my career, I've been more unpleasant about the material that I've had to do as an actor than any other aspect.
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Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.
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Mostly, when I've gotten cranky, it's been about the material, hack material.
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My father loved Broadway. He would have loved to see me there.
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My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it?
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My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.
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My regular doctor was always after me to take a stress cardiograph, but I never had the time.
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Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.
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Not all celebrities are dunces.
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On the series, I took the role on the condition that I could also be story editor and have more control over the scripts.
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One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.
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Our Archie writers were the cleverest joke draftsmen in television.
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Rob Reiner wanted to write movies. Rob and I were very fond of each other.
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Science and technology have given screen entertainment an incredibly wide diffusion, as well as many laughably incongruous movies.
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Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.
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Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.
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Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both.
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The characters of the story are naturally the main human interest, but the acting is not as important as one might think.
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The finished film must inform us much less as readers than as viewers. The camera tells all.
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The fresh angle has eluded me. There's nothing really fresh about neurosis.
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The Heat of the Night company went to Hammond, Louisiana, to make six episodes plus a double episode. Hammond's friendly people made us feel very welcome.
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The men who made the first movies had no apparent need of the dramatist. Directors, cameramen and silent actors seemed to be essential.
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The reviewer is a singularly detested enemy because he is, unlike the hapless artist, invulnerable.
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The wages of pedantry is pain.
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The White House deceived us about Korea. The press deceived us, too.
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The year 1984 brought a fresh new opportunity to flop on Broadway. I signed to act in a play called Home Front.
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Those offers come in now and again. They're not knocking down my door. I'm only an old character actor, and I'm not needed.
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Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.
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We don't really need reviewers, just first-night reporters who will tell us faithfully whether or not the audience liked the show.
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