Rod Serling Quotes

Rod SerlingRod Serling said, “Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.”

Rod Serling was born December 25, 1924. He had a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. He liked sports and excelled at tennis and table tennis. He wanted to play varsity football but was told he was too small at 5 feet 4 inches tall.

He died June 28, 1975.The cause of death at 50 years old was complications from a coronary bypass operation.

On May 3, 1975, Serling suffered a minor heart attack and was hospitalized. He spent two weeks at Tompkins County Community Hospital before being released.[53] A second heart attack two weeks later forced doctors to agree that open-heart surgery, though considered risky at the time, was in order.[54][55] The 10-hour-long procedure was carried out on June 26, but Serling suffered a heart attack on the operating table and died two days later at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.

“As long as they talk about you, you’re not really dead, as long as they speak your name, you continue. A legend doesn’t die, just because the man dies.”

–From “A Game Of Pool,” written by George Clayton Johnson, aired on The Twilight Zone, October 31, 1961.[51]
“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind… a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination—your next stop, the Twilight Zone!”
— Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone, Introduction.


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6 responses to “Rod Serling Quotes

  1. He was way ahead of his time.

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  2. Thanks for the re-blog, Hella. Yes, he was way ahead of his time and died too young.


  3. Hella,Rod Serling was a personal favorite – his was the only show I used to watch.I’ve had students opine that I’m in reality a frustrated actor, but I respond that if I were an actor, I’d be a frustrated showman lecturer because I’d be all the time wishing that I could freely go ‘off-script’ when the impulse arose.


  4. albroth

    Saddens me


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