The reviewer is a singularly detested enemy because he is, unlike the hapless artist, invulnerable.
Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both.
Not all celebrities are dunces.
My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.
My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it
It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered.
It seems that entertainment is what most excites us and what we value above everything else.
In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards.
I've run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.
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.
Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
Even a true artist does not always produce art.
All in the Family was intellectual it was art.
Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.
Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.
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.
Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.
I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job.
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
People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls-poor girls, rich girls, all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad.
The wages of pedantry is pain.
In the Heat of the Night.
God don't make no mistakes. That's how He got to be God. (as Archie Bunker)
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.