“You can take me out of being very poor and make me very, very rich, but I still know that when someone works all day with his hands as my father did, he comes home, and uses the television set as a paintbrush to paint over the horrors of the day, to forget what real life is. I am giving people a happy pill in the nicest sense of the world.”
producer of Charlie’s Angels and Fantasy Island
quoted in The New York Times August 17, 1980
This is one in a series of quotations.
I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years. I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations. I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people. In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author. As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say. These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on.
Hope you enjoy them!
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.