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You can't predict a show, that is the damndest thing,
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

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

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

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

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

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

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

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

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles


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