Ed O'Neill quotes

  • I think I 'turn off' women. I've a kind of a weird personality. Women may think that I'm a mess.
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #Thinking #Personality #May

  • When I read the pilot for Married with Children, it just reminded me of my Uncle Joe... just a self-deprecating kind of guy. Hed come home from work, and the wife would maybe say I ran over the dog this morning in the driveway. And he would say Fine, whats for dinner?
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #Dog #Morning #Uncles

  • I used to say things like, 'My name's not Al (Bundy), you know?' Not to the press, but to fans. 'My name is actually Ed.' I'd find myself saying that, and I'd think, 'Who do you think they think you are? They only know you from that!' And finally I just got...I don't know, I guess a switch went on for me, and I realized, 'This was the greatest job that you've ever had in your life. Why are you acting like an asshole?' So from that minute on, I kind of...well, I hate the word 'embraced,' but I just kind of went, 'Yeah, okay.' 'So you're Al, right?' 'Yep!'
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #Jobs #Hate #Thinking

  • Nothing burps better than bacon.
    -- Ed O'Neill

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  • I used to be a wonderful auditioner. When I was living in New York, I'd audition every day. And I like to audition. But then it got to a point where I didn't like it anymore. So once it got to there and I also knew more about the business and I thought, "I can't do this anymore."
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #New York #Auditions #Wonderful

  • I loved the movie theater so I always saw a lot of movies. And then there was a play, I saw in the local paper, they were having auditions for a play of a book I had read. Which was One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. So I said, "oh, I've read this, so I'm perfect for the part of the lead." His name is escaping me.
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #Book #Escaping #Play

  • In the summer we graduated we flipped out completely, drinking beer, cruising in our cars and beating up each other. It was a crazy summer. That's when I started to be interested in girls.
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #Inspirational #Funny #Graduation

  • I knew I was a good stage actor but I had no idea about movies. And I wasn't a Paul Newman type of guy. That's why I thought the stage is just right for me.
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #Ghouls #Ideas #Guy

  • I took a plane from New York City to Los Angeles for an audition. I met all the people. After that, I was told to have another audition, but I didn't want to go there again.
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #New York #Cities #People

  • That's a big deal for kids, when they come into the kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom. They react differently on the next day when you say: 'Sit down and shut-up!'
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #Mom #Teacher #Drinking

  • I was very slender and small. All my friends were on the team, so I had to make it too. I was a very aggressive player. I wanted to be one of the best, but I just ended up as one of the good ones.
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #Team #Player #Slender

  • Back then I said to myself 'screw football.' Actually I just took part in this camp as there was nothing better for me to do. They also didn't draft me because they thought I was too wild and undisciplined.
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #Football #Undisciplined #Said

  • I went to Ohio University studying arts and history, and playing football. But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports. I only did the minimum for school.
    -- Ed O'Neill

    #Girl #Sports #Football