I think he [Archie Bunker] is in every man my age, no matter what he does, whether he's a vice president at Chase or a cab driver.
God don't make no mistakes. That's how He got to be God. (as Archie Bunker)
People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls-poor girls, rich girls, all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad.
In the Heat of the Night.
I never heard Archie's kind of talk in my own family. My father was a lawyer and was in partnership with two Jews, who with their families were close to us. There were black families in our circle of friends. My father disliked talk like Archie's -- he called it lowbrow.
Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.
Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.
Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.
My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.
All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.
Even a true artist does not always produce art.
Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.
I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.
One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.
In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards.