“You can take me out of being very…”

“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.”
–Aaron Spelling
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.

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