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    • Peter: (on acting) And don't be so proud that you expect perhaps 50 lines and you only get half a line. That half line could take you to another line and so on. Always have the courage and the love of your craft to keep on going despite the disappointments because there will be many.

    • Peter: (on the continuing success of The Transformers) Never once did I ever think that. I always approached every character that I created with an impending doom, like "How long?", "How many seasons?", "How many shows?", "How many minutes?" and then move onto the next one.

    • Peter: (on Optimus Prime's character) But the character traits that I think the fan base were feeling were I guess strength, courage, integrity, the honor and the passion...that leadership quality that I think the fans attached themselves to all of those years ago. They are still there, I'm glad to say.

    • when asked about how hegot started
      Peter: For me, it goes back to my early childhood. I had a penchant for doing sounds. I could do dogs and cats and cows and horses and little things like that.

    • About the Transformer's fans
      Peter: I never saw a fan letter. I don't know who got them. That's why I was so surprised so many years later to find out that he was so popular. I didn't know.

    • On creating Optimus Prime's voice
      Peter: I kind of modeled Optimus Prime's voice out of many people I had known over the years, my family especially.

    • On his first cartoon voice work
      Peter: It was Mighty Man and Yuk with Frank Welker, a silly little cartoon that I transformed into a little superhero.

    • Peter (about playing Optimus Prime in the 2007 film): It's like slipping into a very old, very comfortable pair of shoes.

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