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When we did Dynasty, it was the clothes.
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney Harris

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

True believers just don't see things the way they are,
because if they did, they wouldn't be true believers anymore.
- Philip Caputo

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Looking back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.
- David Grayson

My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage,
and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
- Carly Fiorina

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes,
I had one thousand and sixty.
- Imelda Marcos

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never did and it never will.
- Frederick Douglass

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

I'm still very professional about my fitness.
I stay in trim as I always did.
- Peter Shilton

I don't spend much money on clothes;
I never did.
- Lauren Hutton

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested -
now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting.
Did the year fail? I think not.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
- Al Green

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

What we did not imagine was a Web of people,
but a Web of documents.
- Dale Dougherty

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through
my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

Where did you park the invisible car?
- the movie Megamind (2010)


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