Show Business Quotes

Quotes tagged as "show-business" Showing 1-19 of 19
Joss Whedon
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn.”
Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon
“Every day's a negotiation and sometimes it's done with guns.”
Joss Whedon

Neil Postman
“If politics is like show business, then the idea is not to pursue excellence, clarity or honesty but to appear as if you are, which is another matter altogether.”
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Edward R. Murrow
“We are in the same tent as the clowns and the freaks-that's show business.”
Edward R. Murrow

Russell Brand
“When it comes to your career, you must always try and allow the positive aspects of your character to dictate what happens to you. Be led by your talent, not by your self-loathing; those other things you just have to manage.”
Russell Brand, My Booky Wook

Thomas Ligotti
“All of the myths of mankind are nothing but show business,' the other man said to me during our initial meeting. 'Everything that we supposedly live by and supposedly die by — whether it's religious scriptures or makeshift slogans — all of it is show business. The rise and fall of empires — show business. Science, philosophy, all of the disciplines under the sun, and even the sun itself, as well as all those other clumps of matter wobbling about in the blackness up there —' he said to me, pointing out the window beside the coffee-shop booth in which we sat, 'show business, show business, show business.' 'And what about dreams?' I asked, thinking I might have hit upon an exception to his dogmatic view, or at least one that he would accept as such. 'You mean the dreams of the sort we are having at this moment or the ones we have when we're fortunate enough to sleep?”
Thomas Ligotti, Teatro Grottesco

Carrie Fisher
“It's a man's world and show business is a man's meal, with women generously sprinkled through it like overqualified spice.”
Carrie Fisher

Raynetta Manees
“This book is dedicated to every woman who has ever felt self-conscious about her size. Outer beauty comes in all sizes, shapes, heights, ages, and colors. And inner beauty will always shine through, no matter what the packaging.”
Raynetta Manees, Fantasy

Sammy Davis Jr.
“Part of show business is magic. You don’t know how it happens.”
Sammy Davis Jr.

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Liberace was certainly master and commander of the ivories ~ he is the only pianist I can watch or listen to without suffering a case of 'Stagefright Sympathy Sickness'.”
E.A. Bucchianeri

Nikhil Sharda
“There just seems to be too much violence everywhere, even the news can't help break now and then on TV”
Nikhil Sharda

David Hare
“Oh damn and fuck show business and all its ways.”
David Hare, Acting Up

Anna Kendrick
“People who grew up in major cities may wonder why the hell I would act like it's a big deal to be unaccompanied in New York City at that age. It's populated with both adults and children, it's a functioning metropolis, Kevin McCallister was only ten in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and that kid saved Christmas. Conversely, people from suburban areas act like my parents sent me wandering around the site of the Baby Jessica well, blindfolded and holding a flaming baton. So pick a side and prepare to judge me either way!”
Anna Kendrick, Scrappy Little Nobody

“Late in November, Lenny took off for his eagerly anticipated job in Chicago. It had been nearly a year since he played the chilly city, and those who hadn't seen him for that period, or even longer, were shocked at the change in his appearance. The once handsome, animated, brilliant performer and commentator was now a fat, bent, shabby-looking street loafer, a horribly dissipated, baggy-eyed, numb-fleshed junkie, with a tragic darkness in his eyes.”
Albert Goldman, Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce!!

George Burns
“The Pope's entrance was stunning. Maybe the Catholics know about miracles, and maybe they know about saints, but they've never received enough credit for what they know about show business.”
George Burns, Gracie: A Love Story

Anna Kendrick
“People who grew up in major cities may wonder why the hell I would act like it's a big deal to be unaccompanied in New York City at that age. It's populated with both adults and children, it's a functioning metropolis, Kevin McCallister was only ten in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and that kid saved Christmas. Conversely, people from suburban areas act like my parents sent me wandering around the site of the Baby Jessica well, blindfolded and holding a flaming baton. So pick a side and prepare to judge me wither way!”
Anna Kendrick, Scrappy Little Nobody

Lee Child
“Writing is show business for shy people.”
Lee Child

J. Richard Singleton
“Later film shoots’ casting calls would advertise that they’re “fun shoots” and a “good way to get exposure”—but working in entertainment is not entertaining, even though it is not what’s traditionally thought of as “work.” You know what’s fun, indie filmmakers? Being paid for your time.”
J. Richard Singleton, Background Guy

“Buzz and the right publicist are not only important but crucial in show business.”
Roy Halston Frowick