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Carroll O'Connor quotes

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.

Not all celebrities are dunces.