Ben Hecht Quotes

10 Ben Hecht quotes:

"I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt"
"Much more frequent in Hollywood than the emergence of Cinderella is her sudden vanishing. At our party, even in those glowing days, the clock was always striking twelve for someone at the height of greatness; and there was never a prince to fetch her back to the happy scene."
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"In the court of the movie Owner, none criticized, none doubted. And none dared speak of art. In the Owner's mind art was a synonym for bankruptcy. The movie Owners are the only troupe in the history of entertainment that has never been seduced by the adventure of the entertainment world."
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"The honors Hollywood has for the writer are as dubious as tissue-paper cuff links."
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"We trotted, coach-dog fashion, at the heels of the human race, our tails wag."
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"In Hollywood, a starlet is the name for any woman under thirty who is not actively employed in a brothel."
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"I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain"
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"Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety"
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"Television excites me because it seems to be the last stamping ground of poetry, the last place where I hear women's hair rhapsodically described, women's faces acclaimed in odelike language."
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"Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat."
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