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Ivor Novello Quotes


25 Ivor Novello quotes:



"There's something Vichy about the French."
Author: Novello Quotes Category: Welsh Musician Quotes French Quotes
"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."
"Behind the footlights there is always the applause, which stimulates the actors. On the screen it is a different matter."
"Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd."
"The pictures are designed to portray human emotions, good and evil, fine and tawdry; and it is no wonder that their appeal is so universal."
"The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness, the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors."
"There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!"
"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."
"Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having."
"Whenever I am asked if I go to hear my Fortune told, I invariably reply, No. I don't go because I don't believe in it-I believe in it too much!"
"You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd - even if you want to."
"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."
"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."
"As the growth of the film industry has progressed from humble beginnings to its present important position, the play has prospered."
"British girls are as temperamental as Americans."
"I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer."



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