There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry.— Ed Asner
The most undeniable Ed Asner quotes to get the best of your day
We all moan and groan about the loss of the quality of life through the destruction of our ecology, and yet every one of us, in our own little comfortable ways, contributes daily to that destruction. It's time now to awaken in each one of us the respect and attention our beloved Mother deserves.
As they used to say 'What if they gave a war and nobody came?' How worthwhile if they declared a day of peace and everybody came.
The free access to information is not a privilege, but a necessity for any free society. One of my favorite things to do as a young man was wander through the stacks of my hometown library. I'd just browse until I found something interesting. Libraries have definitely changed my life.
All capitalists should be like Warren Buffett, and he says he should be taxed more.
My first job was with an auto plant, Kansas City - they treated you like slaves.
From there I went back to Chicago, worked in steel mills, drove a cab, stuff like that.
I also think that there is a strong streak of racism, and whenever we engage in foreign adventures. Our whole history in regime change has been of people of different color.
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.
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.
Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla 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 loved journalism until the day my journalism teacher, a man I revered, came by my desk and said, 'Are you planning on going into journalism?' I said, 'Yeah.' He said, 'I wouldn't.' I said, 'Well, why not?' He said, 'You can't make a living.'
It's like an athlete. He has a string of hot years, and then he fades into nothingness. The actor doesn't necessarily fade into nothingness. After his hot years, he fades into a different category.
I was a newspaper editor in high school, and I truly thought of journalism as a career. I loved it.
I got some news for you. One, there is no Jesus. Two, there is no God. Three, mind your own business and everything works out.
I am not a method actor, though I studied for a year with Lee Strasburg.
Where the work goes, I go. Wherever adulation occurs, that's where you'll find me.
To my knowledge, there is no blacklist.
But there is a mindset, even among liberal producers, that says 'He may be difficult so let's avoid him.'
I'm not sought after. I never get enough work. It's the history of my career. There just isn't anything to turn down, let me put it that way.
I pray that this council, which will probably be too late to save Iraq, will do what it can, which will be immeasurably strong in what it does in trying to save our democracy.
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.
[on making the transition from the comedy "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970) to its dramatic spin-off series "Lou Grant" (1977)] We were really worried about changing over from a three-camera, half-hour comedy to a one-camera, full-hour drama. The audience wasn't ready for the switch - even CBS billed us in their promos as a comedy. In fact, the whole thing was impossible. But we didn't know that.
Never thought acting was something you could make a living at.
It wasn't until I was in college, and got a lead in a play, that I began to realize I might just be able to blunder into this profession.
They're sheep. They like Bush enough to credit him with saving the nation after 9/11. Three thousand people get killed, and everybody thinks they're next on the list. The president comes along, and he's got his six-guns strapped on, and people think he's going to save them.
The treasure shouldn't do the hunting, and you're a treasure.
A lot of people don't want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama.
Never stand still. Only stand still enough to learn, and once you stop learning in that stance, move off. Always keep yourself engaged, in theater, in whatever job you can get. If you can't get an acting job, then go backstage. Or take tickets. But be around actors because that is where you will primarily learn.