The Filmgoer's Book of Quotes
by Leslie Halliwell

Quotations arranged alphabetically by either celebrity name or topic. Includes the great "Who's on first?" routine and the following:

Tallulah Bankhead

"Cocaine isn't habit-forming. I should know - I've been using it for years."
"I'm as pure as the driven slush."
Robert Benchley
"There's less in this than meets the eye." (Robert Benchley after viewing an arty film)
W.   C.   Fields
"Somebody left the cork out of my lunch."
"If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it."
"I never vote for anyone. I always vote against."
"Anyone who hates small dogs and children can't be all bad."
Samuel Goldwyn
"Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined."
"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."
Alfred Hitchcock
"Drama is life with the dull bits left out."
"There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it."
Oscar Levant
"Strip the phoney tinsel off Hollywood and you'll find the real tinsel underneath."
Groucho Marx
"Be free, my friends. One for all and all for me - me for you and three for five and six for a quarter." (Coconuts)
"I don't care to belong to any social organization which would accept me as a member."
Louis B. Mayer
"You want to be an artist, but you want other people to starve for your art." (Louis B. Mayer to Gottfried Reinhardt who wanted to make a noncommercial picture)
Mae West
"When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better."
"Is that your sword, or are you just pleased to see me?"
"I wouldn't let him touch me with a ten foot pole."
"I'm feeling a little tired today. One of those fellows'll have to go home."

Year Read: 1988


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