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Erich von Stroheim Quotes and Sayings

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In Hollywood - in Hollywood, you're as good as your last picture.
- Erich von Stroheim

I could not work with a girl who did not have a spiritual quality.
- Erich von Stroheim

Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed
to walk through vast crowds of people,
their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.
- Erich von Stroheim

I would like to have you quote me, Erich von Stroheim,
as having said on this day of this month of this year this one thing:
you Americans are living on baby food.
- Erich von Stroheim

 

As soon as I had seen Fay Wray and spoken with her for a few minutes,
I knew I had found the right girl.
- Erich von Stroheim

Fay has spirituality too, but she also has that very
real sex appeal that takes hold of the hearts of men.
- Erich von Stroheim

If I speak of Vienna it must be in the past tense,
as a man speaks of a woman he has loved and who is dead.
- Erich von Stroheim

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I was reared in an atmosphere where a great deal of
attention was paid to women's hairdressing.
- Erich von Stroheim

For my Vienna is as different from what they call Vienna
now as the quick is different from the dead.
- Erich von Stroheim

Bobbed hair makes women look uniform.
They lack individuality.
- Erich von Stroheim

I am just old-fashioned enough to prefer long hair.
- Erich von Stroheim

Because I select my players from a feeling that comes
to me when I am with them,
a certain sympathy you might call it,
or a vibration that exists between us that convinces me they are right.
- Erich von Stroheim

The picture has made its million back in four months;
I have been overwhelmed by letters,
hundreds of them, literally, begging me in my next
production not to swing over the shallow trash of mother love,
father love, sister love, brother love.
- Erich von Stroheim

And yet because of my attempt at sincerity I have been condemned,
hooted at, reviled; filthy rumors have been circulated about me,
not about my characterizations but about me personally,
my private self.
- Erich von Stroheim

It is not because I do not love my adopted land -
it is the natural feeling of one far from home,
who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide,
without responsibility, flashing past one like the
drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance.
- Erich von Stroheim

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
- Rita Rudner

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies -
because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
- Lana Turner

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
- Annette Funicello

The Hollywood structure was monopolistic,
run by four or five big studios.
- Gene Tierney

I'm not a braggart, but when I was a little girl people
used to come from all over Hollywood to hear me sing.
- Etta James

In Hollywood they usually cast me as villains or priests.
- Max von Sydow

Corporate Hollywood thinks I'm a geek to go back and do theater.
They don't understand why I don't want to be a movie star,
why I'm not pursuing Mel Gibson's roles.
- William Petersen

So, no, I'm not trying to crack into Hollywood,
although I'll make films there if they're good scripts.
- Ewan McGregor

I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women,
or women of colour.
I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.
- Denzel Washington

I never pursued Hollywood banging my drum,
because I was never in a film big enough to do that.
- Armand Assante

I didn't even understand the whole idea of Hollywood.
- Radha Mitchell

A monoculture is not only Hollywood,
but Americans trying to export democracy.
- Bernardo Bertolucci

I was looked at as weird, odd, not fitting in with the Hollywood crowd.
- Morgan Brittany

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent,
actor, director, producer, leading man;
and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order.
Crude, but true.
- Hedy Lamarr

But, I've made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia,
all over Europe, all over the United States,
Mexico, but not Hollywood.
- Sydney Pollack

Hollywood people want to build you up and make you
famous only to knock you off you're the pedestal they built for you.
- Morgan Brittany

Hollywood is what you make it; you have to choose company
with care because you become what they are.
- Bonnie Hunt

I was as content Off-Broadway as I was in a big Hollywood movie,
and, I just try to be content wherever I am,
you know.
- James Earl Jones

Are we changing the idea of what beauty is? Let's hope so.
I'm not the typical Hollywood beauty.
Let's hope we're looking at the insides of people a little more.
- Anne Heche

I'll be a flop in movies.
Besides, I don't like 'em, and I never did believe
there was a place called Hollywood.
Somebody made it up!
- Patsy Kelly

The real Mary Poppins got lost when Hollywood turned her into a cream puff.
- Anita Diament

I don't think I know a Scientologist except when I
see one or two of their actors on the Hollywood screen.
- Jerry Falwell

It's rare to be treated like a friend you haven't met in a Hollywood meeting.
- David Ogden Stiers

Maybe when I'm 75 and living in the south of France,
after everyone I want to bitch about is already dead,
then I may want to talk about my life in Hollywood.
- Tracey Ullman

We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances,
but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.
- Hattie McDaniel

I had been offered a Hollywood contract before my 18th birthday.
It gave me the spark I needed.
- Gene Tierney

I saw a very good Hollywood film the other day.
It was about Cole Porter.
- Julie Harris

I make movies for grownups.
When Hollywood starts making them again,
I'll start acting in them again.
- Lee Remick

You know, it's not the people in Hollywood who go to
see movies that will make a movie successful;
it's the people all around the country;
it's word-of-mouth.
- Pia Zadora

Hollywood is sexist and age-ist, and that covers all the bases,
I guess.
- Kyra Sedgwick

It'd be like what would happen if Hollywood took over porno:
'If we keep their clothes on and they didn't have sex,
we'd be able to sell it to a lot more people'.
- Rob Zombie

My desire for the part of Mammy was not dominated by
selfishness for Hollywood has been good to me and I am grateful.
- Hattie McDaniel

After 13 years of life on the half shell in Hollywood,
I have made a trip where I wasn't a tourist.
- Edgar Bergen

I was born in Connecticut.
But my parents brought my sister and I to L.A.
when-Hollywood, actually, when i was 6 months old.
- Linda Evans

Everybody in Hollywood loves symbolic gestures.
- Drew Carey

I'm Anna May Wong.
I come from old Hong Kong.
But now I'm a Hollywood star.
- Anna May Wong

Everybody told me to stay in Hollywood.
This was the place they said I could have a big career.
What they failed to mention was that no one would quite know what to do with me.
- Persis Khambatta

Julia Roberts is a favorite.
Everybody loves her in the Hollywood community.
The public adores her.
- Mary Hart

I decided that, somehow, I had to get out of there and go to Hollywood.
I had never been to America.
- Renny Harlin

Generally I don't like doing remakes,
but I think that's more in the cynical world of Hollywood
where normally remakes are purely for commercial reasons.
- Gerard Butler

More than seven months ago, our country learned that
the horrors portrayed in Hollywood's make-believe world
could actually come to life before our very eyes.
- Paul Gillmor

I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed,
my teeth capped, or my name changed.
That is very gratifying to me.
- Barbra Streisand

If I fail, the film industry writes me off as another statistic.
If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart.
- George A. Romero

The bottom line of Hollywood is money.
- Victoria Jackson

Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered
and the other half are afraid they will be.
- Lionel Barrymore

I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star.
I've never really been marketed by the big studios
to do mass market box office films.
- Laura Dern

I realized there was very little in Hollywood I would
ever feel comfortable doing.
If I kept one foot there and one foot in my Christianity,
I would never grow.
- Willie Aames

I've always thought John Travolta is one of the greatest
movie stars Hollywood has ever produced.
- Quentin Tarantino

I spent an entire evening seated between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly,
being charmed from either side.
It was pure Hollywood magic.
- Lorna Luft

New York's like a boxing match.
In Hollywood, it's like a Fellini movie or something.
- John Cusack

Hollywood...
was the place where the United States perpetrated itself
as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production.
- Angela Carter

And I wasn't crazy about Hollywood in those days.
- Kitty Carlisle

People in Hollywood don't have that much sex,
or at least I don't.
- Rosario Dawson

My parents kept us sheltered from this world of Hollywood.
I don't have any great memories of bouncing on Cary
Grant's knee or something like that.
- Tony Goldwyn

But I did an awful lot of work in Hollywood,
and in New York for that matter.
- Patrick Macnee

A director in Hollywood in my time couldn't do what he wanted to do.
- Douglas Sirk


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