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Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated
by Carroll O'Connor

Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated
to be the objects of satire.
- Carroll O'Connor

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

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

Sheer flattery got me into the theater.
Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.
- Carroll O'Connor

 

I'm lucky.
Lord, I'm lucky.
- Carroll O'Connor

Not all celebrities are dunces.
- Carroll O'Connor

It seems that entertainment is what most excites us
and what we value above everything else.
- Carroll O'Connor

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The reviewer is a singularly detested enemy because he is,
unlike the hapless artist, invulnerable.
- Carroll O'Connor

Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Talent can be developed, gift is God-given.
But artists have both.
- Carroll O'Connor

In a capitalist society, persons who create capital,
like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards.
- Carroll O'Connor

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

My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.
- Carroll O'Connor

All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.
- 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

Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
- Carroll O'Connor

The wages of pedantry is pain.
- Carroll O'Connor

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.
- Carroll O'Connor

My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me.
Why should it?
- 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 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.
- Carroll O'Connor

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?
- Carroll O'Connor

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

States are like people.
They do not question the awful status quo until some
dramatic event overturns the conventional and lax way of thinking.
- Victor Davis Hanson

Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying,
or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
- Noam Chomsky

The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program
and we need to cut welfare.
Just the opposite!
We need more welfare and fewer jobs.
- Jerry Brown

I have two ideas for novels at the moment,
neither of them all that conventional,
but I'm not ready to choose between them yet,
let alone settle down to the process of writing.
- Jonathan Coe

Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for
the alien who comes among us.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

It will be a pity if women in the more conventional
mould are to be phased out,
for there will never be anyone to go home to.
- Anita Brookner

I believe that this is a different war than America
has ever fought in the past.
It is a non-conventional war.
It means that you've got to use every tool you've got available to you.
- Hugh Shelton

Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom,
to see everything through the filter of right and left.
- Arianna Huffington

I did not think much what I was writing them for,
except that I knew I wanted my next novel to be in
some less conventional form than straight narrative.
- Nicholas Mosley

They used to be seen as insane or unthinkable acts of madmen.
But if they take place they'll be called "war" too.
And there will still be no conventional war.
- Bruce Sterling

You see, I am a very conventional scientist,
really.
- Martin Fleischmann

The conventional notions of art have changed,
and a lot of things done today are considered works
of art that would have been rejected in the past.
- David Rockefeller

In order to stand well in the eyes of the community,
it is necessary to come up to a certain,
somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth.
- Thorstein Veblen

I've always shied away from conventional wisdom,
though I know the power of it.
- Peter Jennings

Many people have their reputations as reporters and
analysts because they are on television,
batting around conventional wisdom.
A lot of these people have never reported a story.
- Bob Woodward

I don't think anyone has exhausted the range of sound
possible in a conventional rock band,
but people do become slaves to their own easiest techniques.
- Steve Albini

As for Tenacious D, of course it could work as a full length movie;
all it requires is a great writer and great director
with an ability to think outside of conventional film comedy.
- David Cross

Most human beings today waste some 25 to 30 years of
their lives before they break through the actual and
conventional lies which surround them.
- Isadora Duncan

The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating
a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting
conventional political categories.
- Christopher Lasch

In most conventional novels, God is not allowed to be nuts.
Nor are nuts allowed to be God.
- John Sladek

People always blame the girl; she should have said no.
A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always
been that boys can't manage it.
- Anna Quindlen

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify
it with reason and experiment.
- Steve Albini

My religion centers in different areas than what's
considered conventional religion.
- Jack Kevorkian

The stars are the great Gothic churches:
spires,
naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses,
stained glass and grandeur, grandeur,
grandeur.
- John Corry

Again, conventional Catholicism does not much appeal to me.
- Paul Farmer

I think Tierney is also more libertarian than he is
conservative in the conventional sense.
- Daniel Okrent

I am not concerned with truth, nor with conventional
notions of what is beautiful.
- Mark Strand

Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which
have the general character of ritual or ceremonial,
all conventional acts.
- J. L. Austin

I think in conventional magazine wisdom,
you need to have a redesign every decade or so.
- Timothy White

As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional
where depth and originality are wasted.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional
society and freeing ourselves.
- Yoko Ono

We need not renounce the use of conventional force.
We will be ready to repel any clear and present danger
that poses a genuine threat to our national security and survival.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

I really identified with Jess, because my own dream was acting,
which isn't the most conventional profession.
- Parminder Nagra

I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way.
He just decided to exit when he wanted to.
- Eric Burdon

One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited
with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden
of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Die? I should say not, dear fellow.
No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
- John Barrymore

People who play conventional music are threatened by
electronica and don't consider it to be as valuable as what they do.
- Bill Laswell

Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable
for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.
- Nick Clooney

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional
people not knowing what they are dealing with.
- Golda Meir

I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is.
The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
- Maria Bartiromo


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