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It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter
by Gavin MacLeod

It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter
getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work.
Murray worried so much he worried his hair off!
- Gavin MacLeod

There are a lot of new opportunities that are poking
their head up in my future.
I've been very fortunate that way, but for right now,
what I like is what I'm doing.
- Gavin MacLeod

It's very trying on a marriage when you're doing a one hour show,
week after week after week.
You don't have enough time for people that maybe you
should have top priority.
- Gavin MacLeod

We used two Princess Cruise ships.
The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess.
They were identical ships.
- Gavin MacLeod

 

I haven't killed anyone on television in years and years.
Must have been twenty something years.
- Gavin MacLeod

You know, you have to put bread on the table.
So you thank God you got the job.
- Gavin MacLeod

Somebody did an article in one of the newspapers saying
that at that time I had the most visibility of any actor around.
Kind of nice, you know, when that thing was happening.
- Gavin MacLeod

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I went over to shoot for six days.
It turned out to be ten days, very nicely so.
A little money.
- Gavin MacLeod

I've played heavies for years and years and years.
I was bald.
I came to Hollywood.
I did a play about junk.
I was a pusher, so I played pushers for years and years and years.
I did war movies and things like that.
- Gavin MacLeod

We have nine ships and in the next two years will have ten,
eleven and twelve.
So things are going very nicely and all because of
that program that people thought was mindless and so forth.
- Gavin MacLeod

I always think that I love doing what I'm doing at the moment.
The past is over.
I can't go play one of those characters again.
But I can play this and I can continue to grow in what
I'm doing at the moment and that's really what I'm thinking about now.
- Gavin MacLeod

This is a group effort.
This is group theatre.
This is no big star turn.
You could do things with it to do that but it would just be out of kilter.
This is one reason I like this play.
This is a unit.
- Gavin MacLeod

I just love the hours of the theatre,
I love the way it operates.
I always say that when you're doing a play it's like getting a shot of B12,
and when you do television for a long series you need a shot of B12.
- Gavin MacLeod

We sat down and read it for the first time and I thanked God under my breath,
because they were all so good.
And my leading ladies are both exceptional.
I mean, everybody in the play.
I could just go on all night about them.
- Gavin MacLeod

We were making new ones the second year.
We were in syndication the second year.
So we were on Saturday nights, prime time,
every morning, and then they put it on Sunday evenings too.
So it was all over the place.
- Gavin MacLeod

We went out for six weeks a year.
We first started in Mexico and we did that for so many
years that we finally said we've got to explore and start going globally.
And then we started going all over the world.
- Gavin MacLeod

I checked myself out in that funeral parlour scene.
I saw myself laughing, because there was a shot of
Ed and I together and Mary was right in back of us.
My head turned from the camera and I saw myself laughing,
because Mary was absolutely brilliant in that thing.
- Gavin MacLeod

But the character was so successful,
that first one,
that they wrote him again and he came in right at the
end of the first year in a show called THE BOX.
I was up for the Emmy for that one too.
- Gavin MacLeod

We had to be very careful on our best behaviour when
we went to these other countries.
And then I made a living, I had a chance to support my wife and my kids.
It was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful program from that point of view.
- Gavin MacLeod

This is a group playing together and that's the only way,
I feel, this play can be successful and moving.
I am so lucky to have the people that are in it.
When I came here I didn't know who was going to be in the play.
- Gavin MacLeod

Also, now as a result of that show being on,
the cruise industry is just growing all over the place.
Princess Cruises, who I now represent,
is the fastest growning cruise line in the world.
- Gavin MacLeod

That's one of the reasons I wanted to be an actor,
to be like them.
And there they were at my table, all talking about how nervous they were,
about the lines, and so forth.
No matter how big you get, you still have the same
kinds of anxieties and so forth.
- Gavin MacLeod

I'm just there to do interviews and stuff,
because we have about 40 media people there,
so it's a very, very busy week.
But that's the only time.
I did marry, I think on one show, about 25 couples in Acapulco Bay once,
but that was all just for kicks.
- Gavin MacLeod

It all depended on the cut.
Some of them were really on the ship.
Some were really on the set.
Like if they had the stars for a week,
the stars coming off, that was usually on the set,
except if we were on location for that particular show.
- Gavin MacLeod

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

Hang tough... big girl panties today.
- Anonymous humor

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with,
but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
- Nolan Ryan

It's tough to stay married.
My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.
- Rodney Dangerfield

If the track is tough and the hill is rough,
THINKING you can just ain't enough!
- Shel Silverstein

I'd like to do things to make money to save myself
but right now I can't do nothing.
If they want to put me in jail, they can do that.
It's kind of tough.
- Manute Bol

If we do not make tough decisions now,
future Americans will have to make even tougher ones.
- Virginia Foxx

I was 17 and the whole thing was very confusing at the time.
It was a great job and I loved it, and to lose the
role was definitely tough for me.
I was devastated when I lost the role.
- Sarah Chalke

It's a hard life as a professional cricketer.
It's not as easy as everyone makes out.
To survive you need a tough hide.
- Steve Waugh

It was tough trying to figure out how to put on all the women's clothes.
- Barry Watson

Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.
- Wilson Mizner

Understand, when you eat meat, that something did die.
You have an obligation to value it -
not just the sirloin but also all those wonderful tough little bits.
- Anthony Bourdain

Modeling isn't all that tough.
- Josie Maran

I won't say ours was a tough school,
but we had our own coroner.
We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up.
- Lenny Bruce

If one area I felt it was a tough election was I couldn't
see my young son and I couldn't see my wife a lot,
but apart from that for her also it was an experience.
- Imran Khan

Growing up, I was the plain one.
I had no style.
I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.
- Cameron Diaz

It's a tough job to tell a story when the audience
already knows the ending,
and the ending is bleak.
- Walter Jon Williams

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take
their shirts off during games in Chicago in January,
only more intelligent.
- Dave Barry

Women are more likely to have sex and fall in love,
which can be tough because that's not the way men work.
- Rachel Perry

It is very hard to be a female leader.
While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough,
has a soft side...
and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.
- Billie Jean King

A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker
and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example.
- Robert Menzies

I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside.
- James Broughton

Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words.
- Helen Dunmore

When times get tough, at some point,
people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it.
- Allen Klein

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be
infinitely easier on you.
- Zig Ziglar

It is tough to say what has influenced me the most
because I know that Mozart makes me think better,
but you cannot beat Dave Matthews for feeling good!
- Mackenzie Astin

One of the biggest problems out there that I hear from
my friends in the business community is that there's no lending,
that it's tough to get a loan today.
- Alexi Giannoulias

It's a tough game, and you never want to take that aspect out of the game.
- Mark Messier

If we were really tough on crime, we'd do more to stop
it from happening in the first place.
- Carrie P. Meek

The career doesn't get any easier.
A career stays tough.
- Dabney Coleman

You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age.
When nothing is sure.
I have sympathy with you.
- Haruki Murakami

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the
citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
- Martha Gellhorn

This is a tough game.
There are times when you've got to play hurt,
when you've got to block out the pain.
- Shaquille O'Neal

It was tough to try to be serious in front of Halle
Berry and Pierce Brosnan with all this stuff in my face.
There's never been a character that's looked this extreme.
- Rick Yune

It's easier when you play.
You get your emotion out.
You scream.
You yell.
You do whatever you want.
You play.
But it's tough to sit.
- Goran Ivanisevic

All women do have a different sense of sexuality,
or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough.
- Angelina Jolie

Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs
provide the only true job security in today's world.
Weak managers are the problem.
Weak managers destroy jobs.
- Jack Welch

I think the job of movie reviewing can be really tough.
If a film has layers that need to be thought about,
it's easy to get missed the first time around.
- Roland Joffe

I had that thing of wanting to prove I was a tough kid.
- Scott Caan

I embrace everything about Ally...
I don't particularly see her as a whiner.
One week she's tough, the next she's really weak.
I love that.
She's human.
- Calista Flockhart

A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with
warm memories of times together.
Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull
out on the tough days of adulthood.
- Charlotte Davis Kasl

Bush does not want to go down in history as the president who lost in Iraq.
His strategy to the extent he has one is to hang tough
and let whoever succeeds him take the fall.
- Eleanor Clift

If you think you have it tough, read history books.
- Bill Maher

I really always felt that I was going to be an actress.
I had a lot of confidence in the fact that I would
do well from a very early age.
I didn't know how tough the business is.
- Susan Lucci


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