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A couple of seats at a good picture house cost comparatively
by Ivor Novello

A couple of seats at a good picture house cost comparatively
little but give a generous return in the shape of freshened
minds and freedom from the worries that even the best
regulated homes cannot always avoid.
- Ivor Novello

There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!
- Ivor Novello

You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd -
even if you want to.
- Ivor Novello

I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.
- Ivor Novello

 

Love-making is an art which must be studied.
- Ivor Novello

A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself.
It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening;
it gives a change from the surroundings of home,
however pleasant.
- Ivor Novello

It has been argued that British girls are incapable
of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament.
This, I am positive, is not true.
- Ivor Novello

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We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty
of even the crude films of the early days would provide
a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
- Ivor Novello

There's something Vichy about the French.
- Ivor Novello

The cinema is an institution nowadays,
with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions
of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
- Ivor Novello

Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having.
- Ivor Novello

When the cinematograph first made its appearance,
we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
- Ivor Novello

The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness,
the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.
- Ivor Novello

British girls are as temperamental as Americans.
- Ivor Novello

The inconvenience, the glaring lights,
the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every
scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than
a real mastery of love technique.
- Ivor Novello

Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter.
- Ivor Novello

After the war, in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force,
I took up films.
- Ivor Novello

Behind the footlights there is always the applause,
which stimulates the actors.
On the screen it is a different matter.
- Ivor Novello

The average person is gregarious; there is something
in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.
- Ivor Novello

The beautiful heroine might be thinking,
How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's
shoulder? Such is not the always the case,
but quite often it is.
- Ivor Novello

The crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd.
- Ivor Novello

Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable
if playing the part of lovers to an audience.
It is equally true that sympathy between actors who
are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.
- Ivor Novello

Television, they say, will permit a person to be entertained at home,
without the effort of going to a picture house,
without the trouble of booking seats,
without the presence of other people.
- Ivor Novello

There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that
speaks of entertainment and relaxation.
The charming surroundings, good music,
and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy
a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
- Ivor Novello

Life is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute -
only the last couple seconds are fatal,
but most people are scared to death the whole way down.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers.
I think we made a couple of them rich.
- Gavin Rossdale

There's a couple of things they don't teach you
in Harvard Business School,
one is how to cope with defeat,
the other is how to handle a shotgun.
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I often go on a liquid fast a couple of days a week.
I never take just water.
Instead, I'll have maybe six glasses of vegetable and fruit juices a day.
- Paul Lynde

There's a couple of tracks on the new record which
is sort of using similar sort of rhythms as the drum
and bass tracks but playing it all live.
It's a new approach to it.
- Tom Jenkinson

Kazan was an old friend, I met him in 1938.
He picked up radio jobs for eating money,
so I met him on a couple of radio shows.
Later on I was in a play he directed.
- Richard Widmark

Yeah, we held a junior carp tournament on the St.
Lawrence River in New York last August.
I hosted that along with a couple of other people.
- Tom Felton

It's not a very secure industry.
I've spoken to a couple of people recently who had
a successful TV show and then found themselves absolutely
skint and struggling to find a job.
- Mackenzie Crook

I have been determined for the past couple of years
to move away from all those Holiday programmes.
- Jill Dando

After doing the first couple scenes and I got used
to being in front of a few people it got easier and easier.
In Chasing Amy, I wasn't nervous at all.
And in Dogma, the same.
- Jason Mewes

Ty Tryon made a lot of money after turning pro,
but he might not have been ready.
I don't want to make a lot of money for a couple of
months and then not be ready.
- Michelle Wie

Well that's actually happened to me a couple of times...
but I really think that men, when it comes to falling in love,
are less...
I guess you could say less aggressive.
- Alicia Machado

With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead
of being an artist that had made a couple of short films,
I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.
- Bruce Conner

I'd have to say that, in general, models take themselves too seriously.
Basically, they are genetic freaks who spend a couple
of hours in hair and makeup.
- Rebecca Romijn

There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical,
but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary
couple in a language that everyone can understand.
- Sophie Marceau

Mattresses!
Beautiful!
Let's go buy a couple of mattresses.
Give 'em to people for their birthday.
- Lawrence Tierney

The last couple of practices, all we've been doing
is a lot of defensive things.
We've been going over some drills that make all of us have to communicate.
- Kevin Garnett

It's like a dream to come to Spain and stay for a couple
of years and get somebody to teach me Spanish music.
- Lenny Kravitz

I work with a couple charities called Serving Those
Who Serve and Rebuilding Together.
Both are supportive of veterans when they come home.
- Jessica Biel

The key to sitcom success is miserable people.
If you see a happy couple, it's just gone,
like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers.
- Matthew Perry

I play keyboards and sing.
I've written a couple of songs too.
- Corey Haim

At the moment, I have it planned as a six or seven year experiment,
but the books will only ever appear in bursts like
this every couple of years and only with the best quality artists.
- Mark Millar

I think I've become a much better singer and a much better player.
Years and years of playing a couple of hours every day will do that.
- Sarah McLachlan

The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups.
I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers
and book groups from a couple of churches.
- Anita Diament

A couple of years ago I ran in the LA Marathon.
- Joan Van Ark

I still believe Emmitt has enough left in the tank
to be a productive back over the next couple of seasons.
- Al Michaels

On average, Australians watch more than three hours of television a day,
compared with 12 minutes a day spent by the average
couple talking to each other.
- Hugh Mackay

A couple of people thought I looked familiar,
but it was like, No.
- Pras Michel

I don't mind snakes.
Growing up in South Africa there were a couple a snakes around...
and I'm not talking just about the government!
- Trevor Rabin

One fool at least in every married couple.
- Henry Fielding

There are a couple of projects that are sort of on the plate;
I haven't closed any of them yet.
I'm trying to figure out which one is going to be the best one for me.
- Jay Hernandez

We did like 12 shows, then we did the entire Ozzfest
with the first half completely booked;
then we did the second half with a couple days off here and there.
- Tom Araya

We're talking to New Line.
They've got a couple projects they're interested in
me doing and I'm having meetings at MGM.
There's a lot of available projects.
- David R. Ellis

What's taken God 200 years to create was wiped out
in a couple of days by what was apparently an arsonist,
And it just shows you what a sick world we live in nowadays.
- Bill Janklow

I would like to host a show, something like travel
or cooking or something like that,
something I'm really interested in, and so I'm pitching
a couple television shows.
- Trishelle Cannatella

I've been taking art classes for a couple of years;
I love to draw.
- Meredith Baxter

Lately I've been a workaholic.
I'm in the studio all the time and I've helped to produce a couple of artists.
- Duncan Sheik

I dressed up as a veterinarian for a Halloween costume party.
I had the lab coat.
I got a couple of stuffed animals for patients and put bandages on them.
- Tracy Chapman

I think the act of condensing months or years of work
down to a couple hours of entertainment is pretty wild and extremely rewarding.
- Richard King

If there is a substantial difference between a gay
couple and a childless heterosexual couple,
I'm unable to see it.
- Daniel Keys Moran

I had a couple of million dollars' worth of...
stock once.
And now it's not worth much more than wallpaper.
I guess I just wasn't born to be rich.
- Norman Rockwell

There were a couple of years when I wanted to be a football player,
but I really always wanted to be a singer.
- Tom Wopat

I don't mind The Boss.
I think he's an honest guy.
I have some of his records, not all of them.
I've met a couple of the E-Street guys,
and they seem really cool.
- Henry Rollins

The biggest rap on me is that I don't find a Watergate every couple of years.
Well, Watergate was unique.
It's not something Carl Bernstein, I,
or the Washington Post caused.
- Bob Woodward

I'm going to be a vice president very much like George Bush was.
He proved to be a very effective vice president,
perhaps the most effective we've had in a couple of hundred years.
- Dan Quayle


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