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" I had accumulated some capital and was at an age at which I was interested in generating income. But even though I was risk averse, I was interested in growth stocks. "
" Once you're a winner, you can give all sorts of reasons why you're a winner. Of course, you could all those same reasons to explain why a show fails. "
" They all went down in droves because just scenes of palm trees and beaches can get pretty boring. "
" I thought even if the show only lasted a year, it would be fun. "
" My mother insisted that I have a normal upbringing. "
" You know, as I do, actors who, having become worldwide celebrities thanks to a TV series, complain of their lot and declare themselves ready to drop it all. "
" My idea of going to hell is going somewhere where there are no books. "
" Fortunately, I've also been an electrician, and that's a happy memory for me. "
" I don't think anyone connected with Five-O believed the show would last as long as it did. "
" Frankly - and believe me, I say this without any pretense - when I see the road I've taken, I have to say that thanks to good luck, because without good luck one can do nothing, I've come out pretty well. "
" But I found out that bones with flesh are more interesting than bones without. "
" Nobody really knows what makes a hit TV show. "
" The first year we actually did a lot of night shooting and the writers weren't even allowed on location. "
" And I had an old-fashioned idea that dividends were a good thing. "
" Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do... the place just grows on you. "
" You should hear the guy who dubs me in Japan. I like him the most. He has a high squeaky voice. "
" I give a percentage of the earnings to the Motion Picture Home. "
" Some people say Hawaii is spoiled, but I don't think so. It's modern. It's a part of today's world. "
" But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today. "
" When the major studios flourished many years ago, an actor was groomed, developed, and worked frequently at his craft. The studios really took care of their actors. "
" We were living in a tumultuous time, when the world was upside down. Freeman produced a show that was black and white, the good guys versus the bad guys. "
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" Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness. "
" In the case of Five-O, I believe it was a combination of many ingredients - timing, chemistry, Hawaii. "
" I just sold a farm in Missouri, and I own a ski lodge in Colorado with some Honolulu partners. "
" And after four years, I thoroughly enjoy Hawaii and the success of the show. "