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California Dreaming

"Jess (Walton, Jill) was talking to (former Producer) Nancy Wiard about a new exercise: 'You lay on a table, and it exercises you.' I thought, 'Only in L.A.' " — On his first impression of life in L.A. after relocating from New York, 10/12/99On The Wrong Foot

"(Y&R then-Executive Producer) Ed Scott called and said, 'I got the job and to please call him back.' And I heard it on my machine as 'F. Scott,' and I'm thinking, 'Of all the pretension! This man calls himself F. Scott!'" — 9/23/97

Off The Cliff

"They didn't like me in this role at all. The people who liked Terry Lester (ex-Jack), we got them in six months. But the Cliff fans? They were a loud chorus against me. They hung on and on. It took forever to win those people over." — 9/23/97Humble Beginnings

"We lived in the bowels of New York City. It was a struggle just to survive. This nice suburban kid hadn't had to do much of that before." — Bergman on his early days as a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1/14/97Dressed For Success

"When you are not practicing, remember somewhere someone is practicing, and when you meet him, he will win." — plaque on the wall in Bergman's dressing room, 6/4/02Queasy Street

"I sat next to Mariellen's head. One of the great joys my mother always had when I was playing Cliff was that not only was I playing a doctor, but a surgeon. [The truth is] I have a terribly weak stomach in these situations. At one point, the nurse said, 'Are you okay, Mr. Bergman?' because I was sitting with my head between my legs." — On his behavior during the birth of his first child, son Connor, 8/18/92Nice Guys Finish First

"This reaffirms my faith in the business. I'm beginning to believe again that there really are some rewards for being a nice guy." — His response after being fired from AMC and landing Y&R a week later, 1/31/89Matchmaker, Matchmaker

"I met (wife) Mariellen on a blind date set up by Michael Minor (ex-Brandon, AMC). Michael was going out with her cousin. He's probably the last person in the world you should ask who to go out with. Michael's been married three times. Michael has rice scars on his face from all his weddings." — 6/13/89Slip Sliding Away

"I do like large entrances, but this was a little too large." — On the embarrassing spill he took during taping an episode, 1/19/99Say What?

"She said, and I'm not kidding, 'Is this a speaking role?' I wasn't quite sure how to answer that one." — On the dumbest question he's ever been asked in an interview, 8/4/98Complimentary, My Dear

"Thanks. I think." — His response to Michelle Stafford's (Phyllis) comment that she'd feel "very safe" if trapped in a dark alley with Bergman, 10/16/01From The Mouths Of Babes

"When my daughter, Clare, was 4, she told me that a school friend had told her what I did for a living. Clare asked me, 'Is it true you play Jack Rabbit?' " — When asked what's the funniest thing one of his children has said about his job, 6/18/96

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