Quotes, Movies

"Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch."Orson Welles

Alan Dershowitz: "What I've seen of the rich, you can have 'em." Claus von Bülow: "I do."—Reversal of Fortune

"Even today, I've no idea what the truth is, or what I did with it."―Luis Buñuel

"Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether."―Luis Buñuel

"A cathedral is divine. God is present. But if a priest appears, God is gone."—Victor Hugo, quoted by Robert Bresson in The Devil, Probably

"Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly."—Mae West

"My God! You English. You think that nothing happens to you below your necks."—Capucine to Dirk Bogarde

"Thank God I'm an atheist."—Luis Buñuel

"I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck."—George Sanders

«Un film n’est pas une tranche de vie, c’est une tranche de gâteau.»—Alfred Hitchcock 

"I've lost all my money on these films. They are not commercial. But I'm glad to lose it this way. To have for a souvenir of my life pictures like Umberto D. and The Bicycle Thief."Vittorio De Sica

"Sex without religion is like an egg without salt."—Luis Buñuel

"Where do the noses go?"Maria in For Whom the Bell Tolls, learning to kiss

"Never do eating scenes with method actorsthey spit all over you."—Humphrey Bogart

"I'm so happy, I'm so happy! Nobody can be so happy without being punished!"—Ninotchka

"I never really thought I'd make the grade. And let's face it, I haven't."—George Sanders

"Part of it went for gambling, part for horses, part for women. The rest I wasted."—George Raft to the IRS

"Tender insolence"—Lawrence Durrell's epitaph on Maurice Chevalier

"I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut."—Billy Wilder

"Desire is always stronger than any virtue. Satan, ora pro nobis."—Agustina Bessa-Luís

"I was beastly but never coarse. A high-class sort of heel."—George Sanders

"You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."―Lucille Ball

"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own as someone else's."—Billy Wilder

"Show me a happy set and I'll show you a dull movie."—Katherine Hepburn

"It’s easier to fall in love than to find a good story."—Stanley Kubrick

"Days off."—Spencer Tracy, on being asked what he looked for in a script 

"Stills belong in the lobby, not on the screen."William Wyler

"I don't want to go to heaven, I want to go to Claridge's."—Spencer Tracy

"You only live twice, Mr. Bond."—Ernst Stavro Blofeld

"Modesty in an actor is as fake as passion in a call girl."—Jackie Gleason

"It's not really interesting to me, at least, to set up a camera angle. At some points in the filming you really want to take the camera and break it for no reason except that it's just an interference and you don't know what to do with it....The most difficult part of working on a film like Husbands is that the opinions of the crew really affect the people in front of the screen, and sometimes they don't see anything happening. They get despondent. You can feel them loosen up. You can feel you're losing the thing."—John Cassavetes

"I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."—Bette Davis

"You deserve better." "It's not what you deserve. It's what you want."Algiers

"To succeed a film needs 3 things: a good script, a good script, and a good script."—George Arvanitis, my camera man on Emma Blue

Also by Robert MacLean, the "Toby" books,
Will You Please Fuck Off? at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DEAmazonITAmazonES and Smashwords;
Foreign Matter at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DEAmazonITAmazonES and Smashwords; 
Total Moisture at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DEAmazonITAmazonES and Smashwords; 
and these, too,
Mortal Coil: A Comedy of Corpses at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DE, AmazonIT and AmazonES;
The President's Palm Reader: A Washington Comedy at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DEAmazonIT and AmazonES; and
Greek Island Murder at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DEAmazon IT and Amazon ES.

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