Like many works of literature , Hollywood chooses for its villains people who strive for social dominance through the pursuit of wealth , prestige , and power . But the ordinary business of capitalism is much more egalitarian: It's about finding meaning and enjoyment in work and production .
If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come.Raymond Chandler
God isregistered tovote for Hollywood as a Republican. However,Jesus Christ is a Democrat from Santa Monica.
All the sincerity in Hollywood you could stuff in a flea's navel and still have room left to conceal eight caraway seeds and an agent's heart.fred allen
I carry Keaton's photo around with me to remind me what happened to him. If the Hollywood system can destroy him it can destroy me.marty feldman
The world has certain rules — Hollywood has certain rules — but it doesn't mean you have to play by them, and I don't, or I'd be a miserable person.sherilyn fenn
You can tell when a Hollywood historical film was made by looking at the eye makeup of their leading ladies, and you can tell the date of an old science fiction novel by every word on the page. Nothing dates harder and faster and more strangely than the future.neil gaiman
We’re making tin gods out of those poor buffoons in Hollywood; I dote on movies and appreciate the scanty art therein but I consider the profession about the most debased and debasing I know.robert e. howard
Typical Hollywood crowd - all the kids are on drugs, and all the adults are on roller skates.eric idle
Those individuals from the far left, and I'm talking about the Hollywood elitists and the United Nations and those individuals want us to believe it's because we are contributing CO2 to the atmosphere, that's causing global warming. It's all about money. I mean, what would happen to the Weather Channel's ratings if all the sudden people weren't scared anymore?james inhofe
Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you will find the real tinsel underneath.Oscar Levant
The worst disgrace that can befall a producer is an unkind notice from a New York reviewer. When this happens, the producer becomes a pariah in Hollywood. He is shunned by his friends, thrown into bankruptcy, and like a Japanese electing hara-kiri, he commits suttee.s. j. perelman
Hollywood dishes out too much praise for small things I won't let it get me, but too much praise can turn a fellow's head if he doesn't watch his step.james (jimmy) stewart
You'll never learn to act in Hollywood. Not in a thousand years.margaret sullavan
I often say after eight years in Washington, I longed for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.fred thompson
I had a soft spot in my heart for Ronald Reagan, if only because he was a sportswriter in his youth, and also because his wife gave the best head in Hollywood.hunter s. thompson
Hollywood is a place where some people lie on the beach and look up at the stars, whereas other people lie on the stars and look down at the beach.noël coward
Implicit in the Hollywood formula of mom-by-option and dad-by-default is mom never at fault...to a fault.warren farrell
There's an old saying in Hollywood: It's not the length of your film, it's how you use it.ben stiller
[A]t the beginning of November 2001, there was a series of meetings between White House advisers and senior Hollywood executives with the aim of co-ordinating the war effort and establishing how Hollywood could help in the "war against terrorism" by getting the right ideological message across not only to Americans, but also to the Hollywood public around the globe the ultimate empirical proof that Hollywood does in fact function as an "ideological state apparatus."slavoj Žižek
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.marilyn monroe
Hollywood no longer offers entertainment. Instead, activism has replaced acting, and sermons have supplanted stories. Instead of a good yarn, you get a yawn.
Not only were the media bombarding us all the time with talk about the terrorist threat; this threat was also obviously libidinally invested just remember the series of movies from Escape from New York to Independence Day . That is the rationale of the often-mounted association of the attacks with Hollywood disaster movies: the unthinkable which happened was the object of fantasy, so that, in a way, America got what it fantasized about, and that was the biggest surprise.