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It's been a straight strip, I must tell you,
by Aaron Spelling

It's been a straight strip, I must tell you,
I've enjoyed it all the way.
If I'm saying things to make it sound like it's hard,
hard work, it's not.
It's beautiful work.
It's fun work.
It's everything you'd ever want to do.
- Aaron Spelling

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about.
We don't do a lot of violent shows.
When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
- Aaron Spelling

When we did Dynasty, it was the clothes.
I think the clothes affected every woman around the world.
I got so many letters, I think we made the designer a millionaire!
- Aaron Spelling

One thing my wife says is bad about me,
is that I still care too much.
- Aaron Spelling

 

I love my wife, she deserves anything and everything.
- Aaron Spelling

You can't predict a show, that is the damndest thing,
you can't predict if a show is going to work or not until it's on the air.
- Aaron Spelling

You know what shows today are missing? Stars.
- Aaron Spelling

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We do 32 episodes a season and will have shot 267 episodes
by the end of the ninth season...
It's impossible to sell that many episodes in the foreign market.
- Aaron Spelling

But it's true, when you see some television,
you carry it with you.
It's like 90210.
Tell me what young shows were being done then...
We were thrilled about the ratings around the world.
- Aaron Spelling

It's OK to do cute little things like kissing a turtle,
but you can't kiss another person because he's a different color? Give me a break.
And you have to remember, I'm from Dallas,
Texas.
- Aaron Spelling

Right now I'm doing four shows at a time,
trying to read four outlines every week,
four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts;
it's a lot of good work.
It's fun to do it, but it does wear you out.
- Aaron Spelling

I'll tell you what I miss most.
What I would love to do, more than anything,
is just anthologies.
With an anthology you can tell any story and be in
every division of television.
We don't have any anthologies anymore,
do we?
- Aaron Spelling

There are a couple of things that I'm sure people don't think are important,
but I do.
I don't like hair changes unless there's a reason for it.
Clothing - I don't like to see an outfit worn more
than one time in an hour -
you can wear it again a few weeks later.
- Aaron Spelling

A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year:
Charmed.
I think it's tougher for the younger networks,
so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show.
But who knows?
- Aaron Spelling

I must tell you, I haven't done the drug problem that
is faced by cops and people on the border.
It's a hard show to do, but I think it's going to say
a lot about drugs and the problems related to them.
I just hope people can watch it, it's a pretty strong show.
- Aaron Spelling

I think there are two ways to depict a family.
One is what it's really like, and one is what the audience would like it to be.
Between you and me, I think the second one is what I would prefer.
- Aaron Spelling

I don't remember a drama on TV that had shown a couple
could be married but still love each other very much,
spend every day as if they were still on their honeymoon,
be sensuous, and have fun together.
- Aaron Spelling

Nowadays, people always say, how come he's doing such
young shows? But they never mention The Mod Squad.
I was very proud of that show.
It's the first time an African-American guy kissed a white girl.
- Aaron Spelling

Now I've even gotten to running out to the fan buses that pass by our house,
so I can talk to the people.
I think I'm trying to gather fans, frankly.
They're very, very nice people - they really understand.
It's fun talking to them.
- Aaron Spelling

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal


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