"I went to a military school between the ages of six and 12 and later into the air force. You learn discipline and strength of character."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Larry Hagman on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Larry Hagman on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Larry Hagman on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Larry Hagman on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Larry Hagman on Ernest Hemingway
"'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."