Hollywood Quotes

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Marilyn Monroe
“Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.”
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
“Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.”
Marilyn Monroe

Lee Matthew Goldberg
“Hollywood is bigger down right now by sequels, by the uninspired. Well, my M.O. is a two-hour feast for your senses. That means starting the concept of filmmaking from scratch, making it your own.”
Lee Matthew Goldberg, Slow Down

Johnny Carson
“In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy.”
Johnny Carson

James Frey
“The secret to kicking ass in dumbshit Hollywood... Every time you meet someone, make a fucking impression. Make them think you're the hottest shit in the world. Make them think they're gonna lose their job if they don't give you one. Look 'em in the eye, and never look away. Be confident and calm, be fucking bold.
That sounds more like the secret to kicking ass in life.
It is, but I was gonna wait and tell you that some other time. ”
James Frey, My Friend Leonard

William S. Burroughs
“Out of the closets and into the museums, libraries, architectural monuments, concert halls, bookstores, recording studios and film studios of the world. Everything belongs to the inspired and dedicated thief…. Words, colors, light, sounds, stone, wood, bronze belong to the living artist. They belong to anyone who can use them. Loot the Louvre! A bas l’originalité, the sterile and assertive ego that imprisons us as it creates. Vive le vol-pure, shameless, total. We are not responsible. Steal anything in sight.”
William Burroughs

Orson Welles
“Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.”
Orson Welles

Joan Crawford
“Any actress who appears in public without being well-groomed is digging her own grave.”
Joan Crawford

“…Heath Ledger once said to me, ‘It’s built you up to knock you down and that’s all it is.”
Lindsay Lohan , Marilyn: Intimate Exposures

Christopher Hitchens
“It's [Los Angeles] mostly full of nonsense and delusion and egomania. They think they'll be young and beautiful forever, even though most of them aren't even young and beautiful now.”
Christopher Hitchens

Mark Barkawitz
“Oslo probably owed them money. Sockeye Sammy’s shiner testified that it might not be a good idea to stiff his employer. But if I couldn’t pay up, I’d surely make myself scarce, too!”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Marlon Brando
“Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.”
Marlon Brando

William Goldman
“In Hollywood, no one knows anything.”
William Goldman

Jonathan Tropper
“I blame Hollywood for skewing perspectives. Life is just a big romantic comedy to them, and if you meet cute, happily ever-after is a forgone conclusion.”
Jonathan Tropper, This is Where I Leave You

David Mamet
“Life in the movie business is like the beginning of a new love affair: it's full of surprises, and you're constantly getting fucked.”
David Mamet, Speed-The-Plow

Martha Grimes
“Remember the great film with Bette Davis, All About Eve? There's a scene after the scheming Eve steals Margo's role through trickery & then gets this magnificent review. Margo of course is effing & blinding all over the place. And crying. Her director rushes into her house, puts his arms around her & says, "I ran all the way". That's what I want.”
Martha Grimes, Dust

Barbara Cartland
“We didn't need sex. We had Tyrone Power.”
Barbara Cartland

Michael Chabon
“He has the memory of a convict, the balls of a fireman, and the eyesight of a housebreaker. When there is crime to fight, Landsman tears around Sitka like a man with his pant leg caught on a rocket. It's like there's a film score playing behind him, heavy on the castanets. The problem comes in the hours when he isn't working, when his thoughts start blowing out the open window of his brain like pages from the blotter. Sometimes it takes a heavy paperweight to pin them down.”
Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union

Julian Fellowes
“What does she do?"
"She's a producer." Of course, in Los Angeles this doesn't mean much more than "she's a member of the human race.”
Julian Fellowes, Past Imperfect

Mark Barkawitz
“Oh, we’ll see you again, Mike. Just not with the same, pretty face. I hear you’re an actor, too. Pity. Your days of wooing leading ladies are about to end.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Ben Affleck
“If you think Hollywood is depressing and corrupt, politics is really depressing and corrupt -- and fueled even more than Hollywood by money -- if that's possible.”
Ben Affleck

Mark Barkawitz
“Jolly Jay rested the Louisville Slugger on his shoulder, as if he were Thor or some other god-like warrior who had come down from the heavens to our Deus ex machina rescue.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“From inside the cooler, Duke pounded on the door one, last time: “Let me outta here!”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“Just so we’re straight,” I said confidentially, staring into his lazy eyes, a stupid smile on his sophomoric, look-I-can-grow-a-mustache-now face. “I don’t like you.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“My life had turned into a Raymond Chandler detective story and there seemed to be nothing I could do to stop its precipitous slide.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Hank Moody
“Once upon a time, I wrote a book. People seemed to dig it, so I wrote another and one after that. That’s when Hollywood came knocking at my back door. As soon as I cashed that check, I wrapped my lips around the mighty erection that is the film industry and sucked hard, just like a good whore should. Unfortunately, I had to be taught not to orphan the balls.”
Hank Moody

Mark Barkawitz
“As if some kind of demon were racking his brain, Curley Joe stood in front of the jukebox with a small, silver handgun still pointed at the hole its bullet had blown through the shattered Plexiglas.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“Any weapons or drugs, Mr. Hepp?” she asked.
“No. Of course not.”
She continued to look inside the car at the back seat. “What’s in the briefcase?”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“I know when someone’s trying to get me in bed, babe,” she huffed, crossing her arms under her breasts. “They were acting all giggly about it, trying to buy me shots at the bar to get me drunk.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Ewan McGregor
“I won`t buy into the Hollywood thing...I want to be in good movies.”
Ewan McGregor

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