Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.
It's the character that is the strongest that God gives the most challenges to. Take your struggles as a compliment.
Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire.
Get between your kid and drugs, any way you can, if you want to save the kid's life.
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.
The wages of pedantry is pain.
My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.
It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered.
Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.
My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it?
Not all celebrities are dunces.
One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.
In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards.
I've run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.
Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.
Even a true artist does not always produce art.
It seems that entertainment is what most excites us and what we value above everything else.
Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.
Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job.
I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.
Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.
Nothing but the heart can change the heart.
I'm lucky. Lord, I'm lucky.
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.
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