Top Ed Asner Quotes.

Eddie Asner (November 15, 1929 – August 29, 2021) was an American actor and president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is best remembered for playing Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant, making him one of the few television actors to portray the same character in both a comedy and a drama.

I don’t believe in God, though I’m not prepared to call myself an atheist either. You know the old phrase: ‘There are no atheists in foxholes.’ I’ve never been in a foxhole, and if I ever find myself in a foxhole, I’ll let you know if I believe in God or not.

I’ve never stopped loving cartoons. I loved cartoons as a kid. I can still look at them and enjoy them.

I don’t know who made the Earth. I woke up one morning, and it’s here. I make the best of it.

I regard myself as a beautiful musical instrument, and my role is to contribute that instrument to scripts worthy of it.

Some of my earliest political feelings were based on the anti-Japanese bubblegum cards I got. There were also Spanish Civil War bubblegum cards. Awful.

Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.

The older I’ve gotten, the more the need to exert comedy no matter how tragic a character I may be portraying because they are essentials for presenting truth.

I can do lovers. I can do Sir Galahad types. I’m not going to limit myself in voice-overs to irascible old men.

I was a newspaper editor in high school, and I truly thought of journalism as a career. I loved it.

There’s never been a time in history, no matter what the public thinks, when actors have been paid more than they should be.

I went into acting as psychotherapy, and it’s still a work in progress.

I regard myself as a beautiful musical instrument, and my role is to contribute that instrument to scripts worthy of it.

I can do lovers. I can do Sir Galahad types. I’m not going to limit myself in voice-overs to irascible old men.

They say making laws is like making sausages. You shouldn’t watch. It’s the same for acting, especially for the actor who works unconsciously.

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