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When the major studios flourished many years ago,
by James MacArthur

When the major studios flourished many years ago,
an actor was groomed, developed, and worked frequently at his craft.
The studios really took care of their actors.
- James MacArthur

I just sold a farm in Missouri, and I own a ski lodge
in Colorado with some Honolulu partners.
- James MacArthur

Nobody really knows what makes a hit TV show.
- James MacArthur

Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness.
- James MacArthur

 

I give a percentage of the earnings to the Motion Picture Home.
- James MacArthur

You know, as I do, actors who, having become worldwide
celebrities thanks to a TV series,
complain of their lot and declare themselves ready to drop it all.
- James MacArthur

For years I have played the twenty-something lover.
- James MacArthur

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My idea of going to hell is going somewhere where there are no books.
- James MacArthur

My mother insisted that I have a normal upbringing.
- James MacArthur

Some people say Hawaii is spoiled, but I don't think so.
It's modern.
It's a part of today's world.
- James MacArthur

They all went down in droves because just scenes of
palm trees and beaches can get pretty boring.
- James MacArthur

I don't think anyone connected with Five-O believed
the show would last as long as it did.
- James MacArthur

And I had an old-fashioned idea that dividends were a good thing.
- James MacArthur

Fortunately, I've also been an electrician,
and that's a happy memory for me.
- James MacArthur

If the woman in my life, the one that I felt I loved enough to want to marry,
loved my children, I'd know then that her love for
me was deeper than I could hope for.
- James MacArthur

I got into the acting business very young.
- James MacArthur

The first year we actually did a lot of night shooting
and the writers weren't even allowed on location.
- James MacArthur

It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning,
a situation where the world was right side up.
- James MacArthur

A woman doesn't just love a man.
She loves who he is.
And, who he is is dependent on what he needs.
- James MacArthur

Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do...
the place just grows on you.
- James MacArthur

I thought even if the show only lasted a year,
it would be fun.
- James MacArthur

In the case of Five-O, I believe it was a combination of many ingredients -
timing,
chemistry, Hawaii.
- James MacArthur

Who knows what kind of life I might have had had I
not been fortunate enough to have the parents I've had.
- James MacArthur

I am happy to have now as Danny finally a more difficult role,
in which I can shoot and fight.
- James MacArthur

You should hear the guy who dubs me in Japan.
I like him the most.
He has a high squeaky voice.
- James MacArthur

And after four years, I thoroughly enjoy Hawaii and the success of the show.
- James MacArthur

I had accumulated some capital and was at an age at
which I was interested in generating income.
But even though I was risk averse, I was interested in growth stocks.
- James MacArthur

But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today.
- James MacArthur

Once you're a winner, you can give all sorts of reasons why you're a winner.
Of course, you could all those same reasons to explain why a show fails.
- James MacArthur

But I found out that bones with flesh are more interesting than bones without.
- James MacArthur

It's sometimes unnerving to think of that,
and I wish it were possible for all children in the
world to have the good fortune I've had in having a
giving and loving family.
- James MacArthur

We were living in a tumultuous time,
when the world was upside down.
Freeman produced a show that was black and white,
the good guys versus the bad guys.
- James MacArthur

Frankly - and believe me, I say this without any pretense -
when I see the road I've taken,
I have to say that thanks to good luck,
because without good luck one can do nothing,
I've come out pretty well.
- James MacArthur

Six years ago, I completed the premier episode of Hawaii Five-O,
and Jack Lord and I immediately realized that we had a good series,
that this was a success such as we'd never hoped for!
- James MacArthur

Actually, if I could find a woman who was that wonderful;
that understanding,
well, I'd give her everything in the world that was in my power to give.
And, I'd love her more than I ever thought it possible to love any woman.
- James MacArthur

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

All major religious traditions
carry basically the same message,
that is love, compassion and forgiveness.
The important thing is they should
be part of our daily lives.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

Every major food company now has an organic division.
There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
- Michael Pollan

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare,
goods and services to consumers.
- Charles W. Pickering

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

I believe that transatlantic relations are very important
and that President Bush's visit to Brussels,
in a few days, will have a major impact on that.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

I think government has a major role to play in helping
us with the pursuit of happiness.
- William Weld

In the late 1950s a major topic under discussion was
whether Canada should acquire nuclear weapons.
- John Charles Polanyi

Major writing is to say what has been seen,
so that it need never be said again.
- Delmore Schwartz

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
- Douglas Adams

A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle
of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that
we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.
- Gregory Bateson

Bambi can't act.
Bambi had major attitude.
- Treat Williams

I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem -
and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

And then when I went to stay in '68,
I can honestly say that I was not focused on my career
and on what it took to be a major league pitcher and
to be a starting pitcher.
- Nolan Ryan

These girls play tennis first and foremost,
the fact that many of them are very glamorous is a
major bonus for any promoter.
- John Lindsay

We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry.
Industrial espionage.
- Julian Assange

Unlike most major American cities, Honolulu is geographically
insulated from the rest of the country.
When disaster strikes we cannot call on neighboring states for assistance.
- Daniel Akaka

At the University of Maryland, my first year I started
off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design,
stage design or television design.
- Jim Henson

It took three years to put Shakespeare's words together,
there were a lot of words to be studied and a lot of words to be sorted out,
and it proved to be a major project.
- David Crystal

It's odd being an American now.
Most of us are peaceful, but here we are again,
in our fifth major war of this century.
- Pete Hamill

I will go around the space shuttle and give a guided
tour of the major areas and describe what is done in each area.
This will be called The Ultimate Field Trip.
- Christa McAuliffe

The major civilizing force in the world is not religion,
it is sex.
- Hugh Hefner

Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking,
by far the hardest points being sensitivity to context
and resolution of ambiguity.
- Graham Nelson

However, I think the major opposition to ecology has
deeper roots than mere economics;
ecology threatens widely held values so fundamental
that they must be called religious.
- Garrett Hardin

I studied English literature; I took 2 independent religion classes,
but I wasn't a religion major really.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

The shell fishing industry represents a major part of Louisiana's economy.
- Bobby Jindal

Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity
to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand.
- Howard Schultz

I find rebellion packaged by a major corporation a
little hard to take seriously.
- David Byrne

Teaching physics at the University, and more general
lecturing to wider audiences has been a major concern.
- Antony Hewish

I am deeply aware of the dimension of luck.
It's so important to be prepared to receive it,
but it is a major factor.
There's no question.
- J. Carter Brown

My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.
- Truman Capote


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