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Carroll Oconnor Quotes

All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.

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.

Even a true artist does not always produce art.

Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.

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?

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.

Not all celebrities are dunces.