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Ernst Lubitsch Quotes and Sayings

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In Hollywood we acquire the finest novels in order
to smell the leather bindings.
- Ernst Lubitsch

I sometimes make pictures which are not up to my standard,
but then it can only be said of a mediocrity that all
his work is up to his standard.
- Ernst Lubitsch

I let the audience use their imaginations.
Can I help it if they misconstrue my suggestions?
- Ernst Lubitsch

Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside.
- Ernst Lubitsch

 

I've been to Paris France and I've been to Paris Paramount.
Paris Paramount is better.
- Ernst Lubitsch

There are a thousand ways to point a camera,
but really only one.
- Ernst Lubitsch

You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished;
the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up.
But remember this, as long as you live:
the producers didn't lose a man.
They all made the switch.
That's where the great talent is.
- Ernst Lubitsch

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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

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

Unfortunately, all the cliches we see about Hollywood are true.
- Douglas Wood

In Hollywood, brides keep the bouquets and throw away the groom.
- Groucho Marx

I live in Italy part time, and they're obsessed with
what's happening in LA too.
They make fun of Americans, but the world wants to
know what's going on in Hollywood.
- Debi Mazar

I consider myself a student of Hollywood.
- Rob Morrow

You know, let's put it this way, if all the people
in Hollywood who have had plastic surgery,
if they went on vacation, there wouldn't be a person left in town.
- Michael Jackson

My first jam was at Hotel Diplomat opening for Hollywood.
- Kurtis Blow

There is a lot of strength and intelligence in Hollywood.
- Fay Wray

Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood,
doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
- Alex Cox

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

I wasn't an actor.
They they take the externals.
Here I was, a kid thrown into Hollywood with a brand-new name,
starring in motion pictures.
- Tab Hunter

I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer
for about 6 years before I sold my first story.
- Sidney Sheldon

There's a rule in Hollywood: stay away from water and stay away from snow,
and I had both.
- Roland Emmerich

Do you think I want to be the one lone voice against
the Hollywood liberal establishment? It's not going to do me any good.
- James Woods

Hollywood is a place that attracts people with massive holes in their souls.
- Julia Phillips

People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood
as their political opinions,
and much less criticized.
- Ben Hecht

Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.
- Liv Ullmann

It's good to experience Hollywood in short bursts,
I guess.
Little snippets.
I don't think I can handle being here all the time,
it's pretty nutty.
- Johnny Depp

The allure of Hollywood is huge when you don't know anything.
You don't know the knives behind the smiles.
- Steve Guttenberg

Hollywood is the backdrop of my family,
and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Well, you know what they say in Hollywood -
the most important thing is being sincere,
even if you have to fake it.
- Cesar Romero

Silence is the sure sign that you're on your way out in Hollywood.
- Budd Schulberg

I loved to eat.
For all of Hollywood's rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years.
- Gene Tierney

To this day, I don't know what shapes a Hollywood career.
- Dorothy McGuire

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

But we did the Pink Panther not in Hollywood,
in Italy.
- Claudia Cardinale

Hollywood is run by men who are big on vulnerability.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

I don't want to be the Hollywood girl...
I'm Southern and old-fashioned.
- Jaime Pressly

Hollywood embraced me in the late '80s because there
was a good project I was in and it was different.
Nowadays, it's about corporate mentality,
box office, youth.
- Marlee Matlin

Hollywood...
a city I was to come back to time and again,
in sickness and in health, in success and in failure,
with anticipation and with dread.
- Dirk Benedict

If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood,
and if they had been any better, I should not have come.
- Raymond Chandler

Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad,
but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.
- Robert Duvall

Hollywood does not write parts for people like me,
an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you're crippled,
forget about it.
No, I'll never work again.
- Ricardo Montalban

Hollywood is going to have to find a way of meeting those profit goals.
- Peter Bart

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

Hollywood is tied hand and foot to the demands for
artificiality of the masses all over the world.
- Lionel Barrymore

I had a meeting in LA in which they took a really overstuffed hour and a half.
It was as close to old Hollywood as I remembered it in the last 20 years.
- David Ogden Stiers

I think what destroys Hollywood marriages is our work schedule,
not so much infidelity.
- Eva Longoria

Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in
the back while climbing a ladder.
- William Faulkner

The goal wasn't to be a millionaire or to be a Hollywood star.
That was not the goal.
The goal was something about - the goal was to find the goal,
but I knew where it was.
- James Earl Jones

I didn't come to Hollywood to drink or get high,
and I don't want to be considered a cool actor -
I want to be a great actor.
- Tom Sizemore

If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard,
he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.
- Jay Leno

Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or
if I was this crazy character I was playing.
I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual,
different and wild.
- Nicolas Cage

You can think of Hollywood as high school.
TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors,
and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.
- Owen Wilson

In Hollywood, all marriages are happy.
It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.
- Shelley Winters

We cheer everyone who goes off to Hollywood and tells
American stories but telling Australian stories is
the greatest thing you can do.
- Yahoo Serious

I don't think the money people in Hollywood have ever thought I was normal,
but I am dedicated to my work and that's what counts.
- Angelina Jolie

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

What I didn't know was that if I didn't stand with my back to the wall,
Hollywood people would unscrew my ass and sell it down the river.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood
and the wolves come running.
Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.
- Hedy Lamarr

Nothing seems to come up to your expectations.
But nothing I had heard about Hollywood was enough.
- Conrad Veidt

Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.
- Oscar Levant

My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.
- Carroll O'Connor

Everyone is treating it like a Hollywood story.
In Madison, it's a neighborhood story.
- Chris Farley

So many people aren't ready for Hollywood -
professionally or practically.
- John Ratzenberger

I always took it for granted that there would be life after Hollywood.
- Esther Williams

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

Hollywood didn't kill Marilyn Monroe,
it's the Marilyn Monroes who are killing Hollywood.
- Billy Wilder

Hollywood never knew there was a Vietnam War until they made the movie.
- Jerry Stiller

A lot of people got lost in Hollywood while trying to become a star.
They lost themselves.
- Jennifer O'Neill

Hollywood today is all about being consistent.
All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.
- Dirk Benedict

Apart from earning an awful lot of money,
why would you go to Hollywood?
- Matthew MacFadyen


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