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The most incredible thing about my career is that I had one.
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The most incredible thing about my career is that I had one.

— Preston Sturges

You know, Maude ... somebody meeting you for the first time
not knowing you were cracked
might get the wrong impression of you.

— Preston Sturges

By the very nature of his art, which depends on invention and innovation, a story teller must depart from the beaten track and, having done so, occasionally startle and disagree with some of his associates. Healthy disagreement we must have.

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I always was and always will be optimistic.

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I never write down to my audiences. I respect honest sentiment and honest pratfalls.

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I worked out a rather deep-dish theory defining the theater as a form of architecture rather than a form of literature.

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If war is the solution, why didn't Roosevelt declare war on poverty?

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In 'Remember the Night,' love reformed her and corrupted him, which gave us the finely balanced moral that one man's meat is another man's poison.

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It was actually the enormous risks I took with my pictures, skating right up to the edge of non-acceptance, that paid off so handsomely.

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Theater in which you eat is the oldest form of theater.

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You can't go around the theatres handing out cards saying, 'It isn't my fault'. You go onto the next one.

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According to my mother, positively no one, least of all herself, had even the faintest suspicion that she was heavy with child at the time of my birth.

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How many years and how many pictures does it take to win the confidence of Paramount? How many years before my fellow workers say, 'I know he is doing his best?'

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I did not think that a good movie was the equivalent of a good stage play, any more than I thought an automobile ride was as exhilarating as a drive behind a spirited horse, nor a trip by steam as soul-satisfying as a voyage by sail.

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I don't believe environment has the slightest bit to do with anything - I only believe in ancestral influence. It would have made no difference whether I'd been brought up in a reform school, or on the island of Lesbos.

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I have never done anything but my very best work for anyone, and to do this and retain my first fine enthusiasm over a period of thirty years has required a rather special set of working conditions.

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Paris Singer had vastly more to do with shaping my character than Mother had; although Mother made innumerable sacrifices for me, and Paris Singer made none. I wanted to be like him.

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The more nearly the film cutter approaches the natural law of interest, the more invisible will be his cutting. If the camera moves from one person to another at the exact moment that you in the legitimate theatre would have turned your head, you will not be conscious of a cut.

— Preston Sturges

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