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Letter "B" » Ben Hecht Quotes
«Love is a hole in the heart.»
«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.»
«Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.»
«He was in love with life as an ant on a summer blade of grass»
«Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety»
Author: Ben Hecht
, The Raft
«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.»
«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.»
Author: Ben Hecht
, The producer
, The Producers
«We looked on the hopheads, crooks and gunsels and on their bawdy ladies as members of a family among whom we were privileged to move. There was no caste system, moral or social, in our manners.»
«The rule in the art world is: you cater to the masses or you kowtow to the elite; you can't have both»
«Movies are one of the bad habits that corrupted our century. Of their many sins, I offer as the worst their effect on the intellectual side of the nation. It is chiefly from that viewpoint I write of them -- as an eruption of trash that has lamed the American mind and retarded Americans from becoming a cultured people.»