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Carroll O'Connor quotes

All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.

Not all celebrities are dunces.

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.

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

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.

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.

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

One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.

The reviewer is a singularly detested enemy because he is, unlike the hapless artist, invulnerable.

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.

Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.

We don't really need reviewers, just first-night reporters who will tell us faithfully whether or not the audience liked the show.

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

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.