Norman Lear Quotes

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Norman Lear Quotes

The evidence seems clear that those business which actively serve their many constitutencies in creative, morally thoughtful ways also, over the long run, serve their shareholders best. Companies do, infact, do well by doing good.
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Life goes on pretty much the same way. I've been working on a couple of films on the side. You may see some more. You may even see another television show.

— Norman Lear

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.

— Norman Lear

But you know, my dad called me the laziest white kid he ever met. When I screamed back at him that he was putting down a race of people to call me lazy, his answer was that's not what he was doing, and that I was also the dumbest white kid he ever met.

— Norman Lear

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.

— Norman Lear

Granted, the writers, directors, producers, and that community make a great deal of money. But they might be choosing to do a whole lot of other things for the living they make.

— Norman Lear

Even when they don't know who Nixon was, these shows will continue to play.

— Norman Lear

TV that people will never see, that giant international corporations will never touch, will never pay your salary.

— Norman Lear

When we went on the air, I didn't want to be interrupted for an act-one curtain.

— Norman Lear

We just may be the most well-informed, yet least self-aware, people in history.

— Norman Lear

For all our alarm, it is clear that the religious right is responding to a real hunger in our society ... a deep-seated yearning for stable values ... When conservative Christian groups talk of failures in our educational system, the erosion of our moral standards, and the waste of young lives, they are addressing real and legitimate concerns ... Among secularists, the aversion toward discussion of moral values, let alone religion, can reach absurd extremes.

— Norman Lear

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