Carroll O Connor quotes

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

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

— Carroll O Connor

 quotes - Nations have come under the control of haters and fools. Share

“Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.”

— Carroll O Connor

 quotes - Even a true artist does not always produce art. Share

“Even a true artist does not always produce art.”

— Carroll O Connor

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“The wages of pedantry is pain.”

— Carroll O Connor

“I'm lucky. Lord, I'm lucky.”

— Carroll O Connor

“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.”

— Carroll O Connor

“All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.”

— Carroll O Connor

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

— Carroll O Connor

“Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.”

— Carroll O Connor

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

— Carroll O Connor

“Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.”

— Carroll O Connor

“Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire.”

— Carroll O Connor

“Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.”

— Carroll O Connor

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

— Carroll O Connor

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

— Carroll O Connor

“I've run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.”

— Carroll O Connor

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

— Carroll O Connor

“It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered.”

— Carroll O Connor

“Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.”

— Carroll O Connor

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

— Carroll O Connor

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

— Carroll O Connor

“Not all celebrities are dunces.”

— Carroll O Connor

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

— Carroll O Connor

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

— Carroll O Connor

“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.”

— Carroll O Connor