"Comedy is not funny. Comedy is hard work and timing and lots and lots of rehearsals."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Larry Hagman on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Larry Hagman on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Larry Hagman on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Larry Hagman on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Larry Hagman on Elbert Hubbard
"'Dallas' hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR."
"I did successfully kick tobacco at the age of 34. I smoked for like 20 years, from 14 to 34."
"Good acting is all in the writing. If it isn't on the page, then it really won't make any difference. You cannot act on force of personality alone."
"I never travel without my Stetson, but the more I wear it the more I realise that no one wears hats any more. When I was a kid everybody wore hats, especially in Texas, but I get off the plane in Dallas now and I'm the only guy with a hat. It's amazing."
"My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car."