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Bette DavisShe has slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie.

—  Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American actress

     (on rival Joan Crawfor)

Bob HopeWith today's movies, if we took out all the bad language, we'd go back to silent films.

—  Bob Hope, 1903-2003, American comedian

Bette DavisThere was more good acting at Hollywood parties than ever appeared on the screen.

—  Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American actress

Jean-Luc GodardAll you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.

—  Jean-Luc Godard, 1930-, French film director

Jean-Luc GodardPhotography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second

—  Jean-Luc Godard, 1930-, French film director

Jean-Luc GodardI would never see a good movie for the first time on television.

—  Jean-Luc Godard, 1930-, French film director

Jean-Luc GodardAmerican pictures usually have no subject, only a story. A pretty woman is not a subject. Julia Roberts doing this and that is not a subject.

—  Jean-Luc Godard, 1930-, French film director

Jean-Luc GodardMovies in Hollywood now, for the past 20 or 30 years, are made mainly by lawyers or agents.

—  Jean-Luc Godard, 1930-, French film director

Jean-Luc GodardCinema is capitalism in its purest form.... There is only one solution — turn one’s back on American cinema

—  Jean-Luc Godard, 1930-, French film director

Jean-Luc GodardI pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.

—  Jean-Luc Godard, 1930-, French film director

Eric JohnstonMovies are immortal art - the first new art since Greek drama.

—  Eric Johnston, 1896-1963, American businessman

Walt DisneyI do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty. Call the child "innocence". The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Funny Quotes

Fred AllenHollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.

—  Fred Allen, 1894-1956, American comedian

Stupid Quotes

Harry WarnerWho the hell wants to hear actors talk?

—  Harry Warner, 1881-1958, American film producer

     (in 1927)

Movie Quotes

Contempt (1963)The cinema substitutes for our gaze at a world more in harmony with our desires. “Contempt” is a story of that world.

—  from the film Contempt (1963)

Contempt (1963)In '33, Goebbels asked Lang to head the German film industry. That very night, Lang left Germany.

—  from the film Contempt (1963)


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