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Dick Clark Quotes: 10 Memorable Sayings From The TV Legend

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Dick Clark is shown in this Dec. 1980 file photo released by ABC.
Dick Clark is shown in this Dec. 1980 file photo released by ABC.

Longtime TV producer and host Dick Clark died on Wednesday at the age of 82.

While Clark was known for his popular sign-off, "For now, Dick Clark ... so long," he also coined many other quips and quotables throughout the years. In honor of the passing of "America's oldest teenager," we've compiled 10 memorable quotes from Clark below.

Which quote is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

1. "Music is the soundtrack of your life."
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2. "I don't make culture. I sell it."
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3. "If you want to stay young-looking, pick your parents very carefully."
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4. "Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?"
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5. "It's a fascinating life and it's a reflection, probably, of my odd nature. I'm a case study for a Type A personality. I have a short attention span, I love activity, I'm into all sorts of strange and wonderful things."
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6. "Well, I'm using a cane, so what? So what if they shot me sitting in a wheelchair? That's life."
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7. "It's real good to be back with you again this year. You and I have been a part of each other's lives for so many New Year's Eves that I wouldn't have missed this for the world."
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8. "I don't set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them."
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9. "We are pleased to be at the forefront in producing what has become the fastest-growing leisure sport activity in the world, ... We look forward to taking the tiger by the tail and moving this marketing phenomenon to the next level -- television."
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10. "Last year I had a stroke. It left me in bad shape. I had to teach myself how to walk and talk all over again. It was a long hard fight. My speech is not perfect but I'm getting there." [Source]

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