Quotes by Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht

American writer, playwright

Alive from: 1894-1964

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes 16 till 25 of 25.

  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    - +
     0
    People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized.
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    - +
     0
    Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.
    Source: A guide for the bedevilled
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    - +
     0
    Producers are men who will keep their heads in the noisy presence of writers and directors and not be carried away by art in any of its subversive guises. Their task is to guard against the unusual. They are the trusted loyalists of cliche.
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    - +
     0
    The rule in the art world is: you cater to the masses or you kowtow to the elite; you can't have both.
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    - +
     0
    There are millions of Americans who belong by nature in movie theaters as they belong at political rallies or in fortuneteller parlors and on the shoot-the-chutes. To these millions, the movies are a sort of boon - a gaudier version of religion.
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    - +
     0
    There is hardly one in three of us who live in the cities who is not sick with unused self.
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    - +
     0
    There's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it.
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    - +
     0
    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.
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    - +
     0
    What better is there to sigh for than happiness, yesterday's or tomorrow's.
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    - +
     0
    When you overpay small people you frighten them. They know that their merits or activities entitle them to no such sums as they are receiving. As a result their boss soars out of economic into magic significance. He becomes a source of blessings rather than wages. Criticism is sacrilege, doubt is heresy.
All Ben Hecht famous quotes and sayings you will always find on greatest-quotations.com 25 found (page 2)