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" Actors can't retire. What would they do? "
" After ten or twelve years you can only play something so long and then you start to parody it. "
" As J.R. I could get away with anything - bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be receiving treatment while working on the new 'Dallas' series. "
" At that time I was making the largest salary known on television and I didn't want to see it die because those were the years paying off when I wasn't making anything. "
" Barbara Eden is the most beautiful girl in the world. "
" But there is no withdrawal, but with tobacco there is terrible withdrawal, it is almost impossible for a lot of people. I did, I went cold turkey, they never had any patches in those days but grass was not difficult, alcohol not difficult, but tobacco - oh my god. "
" Comedy is not funny. Comedy is hard work and timing and lots and lots of rehearsals. "
" Don't you find that the more you know, the more you don't know and can't ever learn because there's too much stuff out there? "
" Good acting is all in the writing. If it isn't on the page, then it really won't make any difference. You cannot act on force of personality alone. "
" I admit the last couple of years shows were not up to par. "
" I barely watch TV apart from the news. Most of it is rubbish. There's all this reality nonsense and dross. I think there's a market for a well-produced, well-written melodrama like 'Dallas.' It's pure entertainment. "
" I didn't write the book to sell the book, but to tell my experiences. "
" I did successfully kick tobacco at the age of 34. I smoked for like 20 years, from 14 to 34. "
" I'd like to play Matt Damon's daddy. He's a wonderful actor, I really admire him, and I'd like to play his dad one day. "
" I don't watch a lot of television. Sports and news, that's it. "
" I exercise every morning. I do light weights - 5lb and 10lb arm exercises - and then lie and lift my arms and legs. It's all about keeping core strength. I do a lot of stretching too. "
" If I really had to pinpoint my happiest days out of the United States, I'd choose those Fifties military days in Britain, particularly my time in South Ruislip. I had a ball. "
" If you do your research on hot springs all over the world, they're usually places of peace. People, even in warring nations and so forth, they'll go and live in peace together around the hot springs, which were always considered medicinal. I firmly believe in water therapy. "
" I guess it was but I think peoples morality has changed. It's gotten more liberal and more diverse and even in a sense much more fundamental, you take the fundamental religious right in this country, its got to go back about 50 years. "
" I have been married for 58 years to the same woman. Our secret? Separate bathrooms. "
" I have this wonderful personal chef who sources and stocks all my organic produce and I basically live on five smoothies a day. I'm totally vegan. I blend this green concoction with kale, cucumber, broccoli, string beans, avocado. My protein comes from protein powder. There is absolutely no milk, butter, cheese. "
" I have thousands and thousands of hats. Some are the most outrageous hats in the world. They are my disguise. I hide beneath them. "
" I liked Dallas better because it was more deceptive, you could do more with it. "
" I'm happy to be here. I'm happy to be anywhere. I'm not kidding. "
" I'm not well versed on the verbiage of the internet. "
" I'm sure it is, I'm not for any kind of war, we've been engaged in several wars since the second world war and we lost in Korea, we lost in Vietnam, they are political wars, they have nothing to do with any real threat, nor does this one. "
" I never travel without my Stetson, but the more I wear it the more I realise that no one wears hats any more. When I was a kid everybody wore hats, especially in Texas, but I get off the plane in Dallas now and I'm the only guy with a hat. It's amazing. "
" It always annoys me when stars grumble about fans coming up to them in the street. I love it. These young stars today with all their airs and graces, they need to remember it is an honour and a privilege to make money from acting. How hard is it? "
" I think JR would make a better President than the one we have now. "
" I think that everybody in the world, whatever colour or creed, has a jerk like JR in his or her family somewhere. Whether it is a father, uncle, cousin or brother, everybody can identify with JR and that certainly had something to do with the success of 'Dallas.' "
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