I adore Mary Tyler Moore - ever since I was a lad back in the 60's. She is the quinticential beautiful, strong, and caring heroine and comedienne.
A human being has been given an intellect to make choices, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed. Mary Tyler Moore And I came close to losing a part of my foot on two occasions. I hope I'm consistently lucky and that the next time I develop a blister or step on something sharp, that I don't go as far as I did on those two times. Mary Tyler Moore And that's what the audience was feeling too, as they watched the show and as they watch it now. And overriding all of that is the way it was written. It was written honestly. There was never any manufactured laugh. There was never compromising of character. Mary Tyler Moore And the sculptor woman was so clever in the way she did it. She had the beret just about to leave my hand. So it's attached to this finger and that's what will keep it there. And I'm looking up at it, so there's no question but that that beret is going to fly. Mary Tyler Moore And then Dick called and said, I'm going to do a special called Dick Van Dyke and the other woman, that would be you, because every time I try to check into a hotel with my wife, they look at me as though I'm cheating on Laura. Mary Tyler Moore But I'm very happy with my life the way it has been turning out. A little time in the country, a little time with the animals and working on behalf of them. Mary Tyler Moore I don't know how to do the other, so I won't even consider television until the audience's taste changes. Mary Tyler Moore I just like the continue doing what I've been doing. A melange of funny, straight drama, television, movies, a little theater here and there wouldn't hurt. So if I can keep doing that, I'll be a very happy person. Mary Tyler Moore I live in a kind of controlled awareness. I wouldn't call it fear, but it's an awareness. I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way. I'm able to do that. Mary Tyler Moore I live in New York simply because I don't know any better. I moved there when the show went off the air a couple of years after that. Mary Tyler Moore I loved working with Valerie. That was the most wonderful revelation to find that when we are on a set and we're playing our roles, we're like separated twins. We can almost finish each other's dialogue. Mary Tyler Moore I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience. I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance. And I reacted in the same way that a member of the audience would have reacted. Mary Tyler Moore I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me. Mary Tyler Moore Interestingly that some of the characters did not turn out the way Jim and Allen had envisioned them. Mary Tyler Moore It was Grant's company and he made all the decisions. And that was just fine. Mary Tyler Moore Lou Grant was pretty much always Lou Grant. Mary Tyler Moore No candy bars unless I've had a low blood sugar where I'm shaky. Mary Tyler Moore No, I tell you what I like is having the play close after a decent run and looking back on it and saying, yes, I did that, and wasn't it wonderful? Because while you're doing it, it is really tough. It is so hard. Mary Tyler Moore Reruns are wonderful because it usually indicates that they had something going for them to begin with and that's why you're still looking at them. And in both my shows, The Dick Van Dyke Show and the last one, they were so well written and so good they hold up. Mary Tyler Moore Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers. Mary Tyler Moore