Hollywood Quotes

Critics are usually kinder to cheaper movies than to those they perceive to be big Hollywood releases. They cut you a lot more slack if you spend less money, which makes no sense. - Ethan Coen

 

Hollywood is like Picasso's bathroom. - Candice Bergen

 

He (Mickey Mouse) popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. - Walt Disney

 

I used to think as I looked at the Hollywood night, 'there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest. - Marilyn Monroe

 

Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism. - Bette Davis

 

Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. - Walt Disney

 

Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood. - Erica Mann Jong

 

The only 'ism' Hollywood believes in is plagiarism. - Dorothy Parker

 

I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic. - Andy Warhol

 

I worked for a publishing company in Hollywood.-Mac Davis

 

Hollywood does not write parts for people like me, an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you're crippled, forget about it. No, I'll never work again.-Ricardo Montalban

 

The one thing that you simply have to remember all the time that you are there, is that Hollywood is an oriental city. As long as you do that you might survive. If you try to equate it with anything else you'll perish.-Olivia De Havilland

 

I came in on the tail end of the old school of Hollywood.-Tom Berenger

 

I spent an entire evening seated between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, being charmed from either side. It was pure Hollywood magic.-Lorna Luft

 

Studio 54 made Halloween in Hollywood look like a PTA meeting.-Lorna Luft

 

Do you know how many plastic surgeries are done to the actors and actresses in Hollywood?-Joseph Jackson

 

I think any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road.-Kim Basinger

 

I find Hollywood really toxic.-Rachel Weisz

 

Hollywood has the idea that movies have to be dumb. But especially movies for or about teenagers have to be really dumb!-Joseph Gordon-Levitt

 

Don't ever humiliate a man. If you're gonna have to dress him out, you take him aside and do it that way. That's the one thing I don't like about Hollywood: They go in for public humiliation. You shouldn't do that to a man.-Rip Torn

 

There's not much room for eccentricity in Hollywood, and eccentricity is what's sexy in people.-Rachel Weisz

 

Are we changing the idea of what beauty is? Let's hope so. I'm not the typical Hollywood beauty. Let's hope we're looking at the insides of people a little more.-Anne Heche

 

Hollywood is the definition of sexual discrimination.-Ally Sheedy

 

I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life, specifically Southern small town life, and I think that this movie does the opposite.-Josh Lucas

 

But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.-Christopher Dawson

 

I don't think about Hollywood at all.-Alex Cox

 

Hollywood is very much an industry town. Your life becomes caught up in all of the parties and this list and that list. That's not something that I respond well to.-Don Johnson

 

This is what Hollywood tends to do. It tends to disregard tradition, history and anything factual, twisting it and turning it and making it all okay regardless of what the English may think of it.-Christian Slater

 

Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.-Dirk Benedict

 

We cheer everyone who goes off to Hollywood and tells American stories but telling Australian stories is the greatest thing you can do.-Yahoo Serious

 

Hollywood is horrible... it's beyond satire.-Yahoo Serious

 

It's actually great to shoot far away from Hollywood because we don't have the distractions of the parties and premieres and all that. And, of course, you can save money - there are no good shoe stores.-Katie Holmes

 

No one's ever happy with their position in Hollywood. You hear that from people you'd never dream would complain.-Yasmine Bleeth

 

If you want to be in the automotive business, you go to Detroit, and you figure it out. If you want to be in entertainment, go to where it's at. Go to Hollywood, go to New York.-Nick Cannon

 

Winning is everything in Hollywood.-Olympia Dukakis

 

Everybody told me to stay in Hollywood. This was the place they said I could have a big career. What they failed to mention was that no one would quite know what to do with me.-Persis Khambatta

 

I arrived in Hollywood and lived much of my life in America, but the fans did not really know me.-Persis Khambatta

 

The bottom line of Hollywood is money.-Victoria Jackson

 

I think the reason they cast me as the good girls is because they couldn't find any in Hollywood.-Victoria Jackson

 

Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.-Javier Bardem

 

How did I get to Hollywood? By train.-John Ford

 

I came across awful characters when I got some kind of status and came to Hollywood. Then you have directors trying to sleep with you, assuming that you will do things because of the way you dress.-Stacey Dash

 

Once you've been booked, people in Hollywood say, 'Oh he must be good.' All the while you're the same actor.-Joel McHale

 

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.-C. S. Forester

 

It's not just in Hollywood that women run the risk of being passed by once they reach 50. It happens in real life, too.-Candice Bergen

 

Hollywood is like Picasso's bathroom.-Candice Bergen

 

Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.-Michelangelo Antonioni

 

You know, it's not the people in Hollywood who go to see movies that will make a movie successful; it's the people all around the country; it's word-of-mouth.-Pia Zadora

 

I think that I used to love Hollywood movies. I remember great phases and moments. But, unfortunately, now is not the moment.-Bernardo Bertolucci

 

I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films.-Ken Burns

 

There are so many things I'd like to change in the industry. Everything from the reliance of style over substance to their reluctance to hire me for big budget blockbusters, but the thing I would love most would be if they understood people don't have to be Hollywood beautiful to be sexy or interesting.-Colin Mochrie

 

The goal wasn't to be a millionaire or to be a Hollywood star. That was not the goal. The goal was something about - the goal was to find the goal, but I knew where it was.-James Earl Jones

 

I was as content Off-Broadway as I was in a big Hollywood movie, and, I just try to be content wherever I am, you know.-James Earl Jones

 

So, no, I'm not trying to crack into Hollywood, although I'll make films there if they're good scripts.-Ewan McGregor

 

My desire for the part of Mammy was not dominated by selfishness for Hollywood has been good to me and I am grateful.-Hattie McDaniel

 

We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances, but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.-Hattie McDaniel

 

What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity. No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.-Hattie McDaniel

 

In Hollywood, after you get a little success, the next thing you usually get is a divorce.-Dan Dailey

 

I'll probably never be the best actor in Hollywood, but I hope to be the hardest working.-Ashton Kutcher

 

It's so crazy in Hollywood.-David Spade

 

Hollywood looks to these young people now to say something to the world. I have nothing against that, I think a lot of people have things to say. But I think you need life experience.-Sasha Alexander

 

In Hollywood today, it's cool for guys to wear nail polish and earrings in their lips and tongues. I don't get it.-Scott Caan

 

I began to think, now is the time. I found quite a lot of opposition in Hollywood about the idea of doing a film musical and we ended up having to buy the rights back. I'm glad we did because it meant John and I were able to make exactly the movie we wanted.-Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

I know an awful lot of Hollywood people, who are so self-important, I can't understand it.-Mickey Spillane

 

In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.-Shelley Winters

 

As far as film goes, I enjoy all Hollywood films and all Horror films like The Bride of Frankenstein, which also might be my favorite. I like 60's and 70's Italian and Spanish Horror films.-Johnny Ramone

 

Hollywood is the backdrop of my family, and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older.-Jamie Lee Curtis

 

Hollywood never knew there was a Vietnam War until they made the movie.-Jerry Stiller

 

I never took to Hollywood.-Kathleen Turner

 

As the 1960s began, a new breed of Hollywood leading lady was emerging. She was elegant, international, and wonderfully comedic.-Maureen O'Hara

 

I wasn't campaigning for a role in a Hollywood television series, it was a fluke. So you've got to have a measure of good luck, you really have, being in the right place at the right time.-Patrick Stewart

 

As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant role in most of the episodes, and that was appealing. I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.-Patrick Stewart

 

I've seen it too many times in Hollywood. Talking about a relationship in public can jinx it. And if you have your picture taken together, you might as well start packing your bags.-Gina Gershon

 

It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic - another joke marriage.-Sophia Bush

 

Because someone stole Gregory Peck's star on Hollywood Blvd., I have hired a Brink's guard to protect my star!-Rip Taylor

 

What the Bleep Do We Know was not written with a deaf person in mind, but when they met me, it clicked with them to have me in it. But that happens with a lot of actors in Hollywood, not just with me.-Marlee Matlin

 

Hollywood embraced me in the late '80s because there was a good project I was in and it was different. Nowadays, it's about corporate mentality, box office, youth.-Marlee Matlin

 

I got a good handshake. A lot of executives tell me I have the best handshake in Hollywood.-Marlee Matlin

 

In Europe an actor is an artist. In Hollywood, if he isn't working, he's a bum.-Anthony Quinn

 

There's an old saying in Hollywood: It's not the length of your film, it's how you use it.-Ben Stiller

 

You can't find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.-Carrie Fisher

 

Hollywood views regular people as children, and they think they're the smart ones who need to tell the idiots out there how to be.-Trey Parker

 

I'm not a braggart, but when I was a little girl people used to come from all over Hollywood to hear me sing.-Etta James

 

I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look.-Delta Burke

 

At the end. First start off and do your youth thing In Hollywood and then go to New York later. But it wound up being later, later than I thought it was going to be.-Delta Burke

 

But I thought, I've just got to check out Hollywood, so I sent out pictures and resumes.-Delta Burke

 

You were there all day long, 12 hours a day. So there was none of this, 'I'm going back to my trailer, my trailer's bigger than your trailer,' that kind of Hollywood nonsense.-John C. Reilly

 

Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.-Robert Duvall

 

Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star. We had no idea that other people would think we were special, because there was no other lifestyle to compare it to.-Liza Minnelli

 
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