"Major success feels a bit like a coronation. Like I'd become a king. I was one of the most famous people in the world, loved and hated in equal measure. I couldn't see anything bad with it. It made me a happy person."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Larry Hagman on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Larry Hagman on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Larry Hagman on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Larry Hagman on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Larry Hagman on Ambrose Bierce
"'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."