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Carroll O'Connor quotes

Not all celebrities are dunces.

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.

I'm lucky. Lord, I'm lucky.

Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both.

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.

Even a true artist does not always produce art.

All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.

It seems that entertainment is what most excites us and what we value above everything else.

Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.

Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.

Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire.

Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.

I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job.

I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.

I've run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.

In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards.

It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered.

Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.

My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it?

My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.