Anita Loos

American writer, screenwriter

Lived from: 1893-1981

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Does this boat go to Europe, France?
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    Fate keeps on happening.
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    Fun is fun but no girl wants to laugh all of the time.
    Source: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1925)
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    Gentlemen prefer blondes.
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    I always think that the most delightful thing about traveling is to always be running into Americans and to always feel at home.
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    I once witnessed more ardent emotions between men at an Elks' Rally in Pasadena than they could ever have felt for the type of woman available to an Elk.
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    I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
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    If we have to tell Hollywood good-by, it may be with one of those tender, old-fashioned, seven-second kisses exchanged between two people of the opposite sex, with all their clothes on.
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    Memory is more indelible than ink.
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    On a plane you can pick up more and better people than on any other public conveyance since the stagecoach.
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    Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
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    Show business is the best possible therapy for remorse.
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    That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail.
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    The people I'm furious with are the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket.
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    The rarest of all things in American life is charm. We spend billions every year manufacturing fake charm that goes under the heading of public relations. Without it, America would be grim indeed.
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