Ben Hecht - Quotes

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Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.

I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt. ---->>>

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. ---->>>

A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks. A lover is apt to be as full of secrets from himself as is the object of his love from him. ---->>>

In Hollywood, a starlet is the name for any woman under thirty who is not actively employed in a brothel. ---->>>

Listen, little boy. In this business, there's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it. ---->>>

I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony. ---->>>

People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized. ---->>>

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety. ---->>>

I discovered early in my movie work that a movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it. There are times when this distinction may be given to the writer or director. Most often it belongs to the producer. ---->>>

There's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it. ---->>>

Love is a hole in the heart. ---->>>

I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain. ---->>>

The rule in the art world is: you cater to the masses or you kowtow to the elite; you can't have both. ---->>>

Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park, offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos. ---->>>

Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle. ---->>>

In moderating, not satisfying desires, lies peace. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Ben Hecht
Nationality: American
Born: February 28, 1894
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Die: 04-18, 1964
Occupation: Writer
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Ben Hecht (February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write thirty-five books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films (wikipedia)