American Producer Quotes

516 American Producer quotes:

"Life is about having a good time, and it was a good time. We did some things well and some things poorly, but that was always the case."
"Nobody doubts my partisanship, but a lot of the activity is nonpartisan."
"Originally, with all the shows, we went looking for belly laughs."
"So we gravitated to shows and issues and causes that made people care."
"That's the heart of it: My shows were not that controversial with the American people. They were controversial with the people who think for the American people."
"The American people may not be the best-educated, but they're very wise at heart."
"There was no real controversy with All In The Family. That came from the people on the business end."
"TV that people will never see, that giant international corporations will never touch, will never pay your salary."
"We are a country of excess. So it's not the violence, per se, but the exacerbation and constant repetition."
"We did an episode on Good Times which came out of a newspaper article about the incidence of hypertension in black males being higher than whites, and increasing. So we did a show in which James, the father on Good Times, had hypertension."
"We got ratings. It isn't that they won't quarrel with you, or say you're always right. But as long as you stay strong and the ratings are good and you're reasonable - I don't think we fought unreasonably. We basically won that right."
"Well, they're all family shows - they're all about families, and they're all about America. That's how I grew up. Those are my people, all of them."
"When we went on the air, I didn't want to be interrupted for an act-one curtain."
"You're in the business - when you're a writer, producer, director - to get ratings."
"Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left."
"Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead."
"It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering."
"One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge."
"There are some people who want to throw their arms round you just because it's Christmas, there are other people who want to strangle you just because its Christmas."
"There is nothing that makes us feel so good as the idea that someone else is an evil-doer."

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