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Entry from May 31, 2008
“A conscience is like a boat or a car. If you feel you need one, rent it” (J.R. on Dallas tv series)

J. R. Ewing (played by actor Larry Hagman) gave some memorable lines in the television series Dallas, such as: “A conscience is like a boat or a car. If you feel you need one, rent it.” The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum featured the “conscience” quote in its exhibit ”Dallas: Power & Passion on Primetime TV” (May 31- September 14, 2008).

Larry Hagman’s favorite J. R. quote was: “Once you get rid of integrity, the rest is a piece of cake.”


Wikipedia: Dallas (TV series)
Dallas was a highly popular, long-running American prime-time television soap opera that originally ran from 1978 to 1991. It revolved around the Ewing family, a wealthy Texas family in the oil and cattle-ranching businesses. The show debuted in April 1978 as a five-part miniseries on the CBS network, then was broadcast on that network for 13 seasons, from Saturday, September 23, 1978, to Friday, May 3, 1991.

Dallas was one of the most successful drama series ever made, and also one of the longest-running shows in American prime-time television history.

J.R. Ewing Quotes - Dallas
“A conscience is like a boat or a car. If you feel you need one, rent it.” (J.R. Ewing to his lawyer and lover, Anita Smithfield)

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
“A conscience is like a boat or a car. If you feel you need one, rent it.”
J.R. Ewing from the TV series Dallas
Dallas: Power & Passion on Primetime TV
(May 31 - September 14, 2008)

Austin (TX) American-Statesman
‘Dallas’ shines at Bullock Texas State History Museum
Relive ‘Who shot J.R.?’ and other tall tales.

By Diane Holloway
AMERICAN-STATESMAN TELEVISION WRITER
Saturday, May 31, 2008
‘A conscience is like a boat or a car. If you feel you need one, rent it.’
— J.R. Ewing

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