I hopped off the plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan. Welcome to the land of fame excess - am I going to fit in? I jump into the cab, here I am for the first time, I look to the right and I see the Hollywood sign.
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
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 .
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
Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.michelangelo antonioni
If a script writer had come up with a story resembling what you have just achieved, even the Hollywood studios would have refused.lance armstrong
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
[Steven Spielberg's films] are comforting, they always give you answers and I don't think they're very clever answers. ... The success of most Hollywood films these days is down to fact that they're comforting. They tie things up in nice little bows and give you answers, even if the answers are stupid, you go home and you don't have to think about it. … The great filmmakers make you go home and think about it.terry gilliam
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
I would rather live in a country where children are protected and their predators prosecuted, and even (which in Hollywood is evidently not always the same thing) disapproved of.Roman Polanski
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
I’m still just reveling that someone from Hollywood made a speech like that. I hope you’re going to be able to find work after this. I really enjoyed that.jon voight
Implicit in the Hollywood formula of mom-by-option and dad-by-default is mom never at fault...to a fault.warren farrell
For better or worse, we are the Court of Appeals for the Hollywood Circuit. Millions of people toil in the shadow of the law we make, and much of their livelihood is made possible by the existence of intellectual property rights. But much of their livelihood - and much of the vibrancy of our culture - also depends on the existence of other intangible rights: The right to draw ideas from a rich and varied public domain, and the right to mock, for profit as well as fun, the cultural icons of our time.alex kozinski
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.
There is no setup in Hollywood that compares with an Astaire picture.