Carroll O'Connor

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Born Wednesday 2 August 1922, died Thursday 21 June 2001

Professions: Actor, Director, Producer

Nationality: American

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Filter author quotes by word: all (4), over (1), business (4), people (3), show (3), flattery (1), years (3), things (2), thought (2), pride (1)

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

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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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The wages of pedantry is pain.

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

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

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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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Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.

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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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Not all celebrities are dunces.

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

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

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Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.

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

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

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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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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 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 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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