Ben Hecht Quotes

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Ben Hecht Quotes

Of the things men give each other the greatest is loyalty.
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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

I know that a man who tries to convert me to any cause
is actually at work on his own conversion,
unless he is looking for funds under the mask of some fancied nobility.

— Ben Hecht

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.

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In moderating, not satisfying desires, lies peace.

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I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.

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Of the 60 movies I wrote, more than half were written in two weeks or less.

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Kindness, tolerance, integrity, modesty, generosity - these are attributes that events permit us. They are our holiday moods, and we are as proud of them as of the fine clothes we have hung away to wear on occasions.

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That God has managed to survive the inanities of the religions that do Him homage is truly a miraculous proof of His existence.

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Television excites me because it seems to be the last stamping ground of poetry, the last place where I hear women's hair rhapsodically described, women's faces acclaimed in odelike language.

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He was in love with life as an ant on a summer blade of grass.

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The honors Hollywood has for the writer are as dubious as tissue-paper cuff links.

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Much more frequent in Hollywood than the emergence of Cinderella is her sudden vanishing. At our party, even in those glowing days, the clock was always striking twelve for someone at the height of greatness; and there was never a prince to fetch her back to the happy scene.

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There is nothing as dull as an intellectual ally after a certain age.

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They're a symbol of the whole town, pretending to fight, love, weep and laugh all the time - and they're phonies, all of them. And I head the list ... their phony hearts were dripping with the milk of human kindness.

— Ben Hecht

Love's the only thing I've thought of or read about since I was knee-high. That's what I always dreamed of, of meeting somebody and falling in love. And when that remarkable thing happened, I was going to recite poetry to her for hours about how her heart's an angel's wing and her hair the strings of a heavenly harp. Instead I got drunk and hollered at her and called her a harpy.

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I see a lot of fog and a few lights. I like it when life's hidden. It gives you a chance to imagine nice things, nicer than they are.

— Ben Hecht

I have known a number of Don Juans who were good studs and who cavorted between the sheets without a psychiatrist to guide them. But most of the busy love-makers I knew were looking for masculinity rather than practicing it. They were fellows of dubious lust.

— Ben Hecht

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