Carroll O'Connor - Quotes

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Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.

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

Even a true artist does not always produce art.

Even a true artist does not always produce art.

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

The wages of pedantry is pain.

The wages of pedantry is pain.

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

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. ---->>>

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

Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.

Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.

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

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

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

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

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'm lucky. Lord, I'm lucky. ---->>>

Not all celebrities are dunces.

Not all celebrities are dunces.

All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.

All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.

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

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

We don't really need reviewers, just first-night reporters who will tell us faithfully whether or not the audience liked the show. ---->>>

Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail. ---->>>

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

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-02, 1922
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Die: 06-21, 2001
Occupation: Actor
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John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) was an American actor, producer, and director whose television career spanned four decades. A lifelong member of the Actors Studio, O'Connor first attracted attention as Major General Colt in the 1970 film Kelly's Heroes. The following year, he found fame as the bigoted working man Archie Bunker, the main character in the 1970s CBS television sitcoms All in the Family (1971 to 1979) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979 to 1983) (wikipedia)