Roger Thornhill: Now you listen to me, I’m an advertising man, not a red herring. I’ve got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don’t intend to disappoint them all by getting myself “slightly” killed.
Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986)
I’ve often been accused by critics of being myself on-screen. But being oneself is more difficult than you’d suppose.
Katherine Edwina Gibbs (January 13, 1905 - August 26, 1968)
I can`t wait to be forgotten.
Ugarte: You despise me don’t you.
Rick: If I gave you any thought I probably would.
Ugarte: But why? Oh, you object to the kind of business I do, huh? But think of all those poor refugees who must rot in this place if I didn’t help them. Well, that’s not so bad through ways of my own I provide them with exit visas.
Rick: For a price, Ugarte, for a price.
Ugarte: But think of the poor devils who can’t meet Renault’s price. I get it for them for half. Is that so parasitic?
Rick: I don’t mind a parasite - I object to a cut-rate one.
Gretchen Michaela Young (January 6, 1913 - August 12, 2000)
The trick to life, I can say now in my advanced age, is to stop trying to make it so important. ~ Loretta Young
RIP Peter O’Toole
I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony. I do not crave security. I wish to hazard my soul to opportunity.
Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998)
I’m a performer. I’m better in the first take.
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. [x]
Anna Mae Bullock (November 26, 1939)
I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I’m not old yet!
Adolph Marx (November 23, 1888 - September 28, 1964)
If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world’s against you, go stand on your head. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.
Constance Frances Marie Ockelman (November 14, 1922 - July 7, 1973)
There’s no doubt I was a bit of a misfit in the Hollywood of the forties. The race for glamor left me far behind. I didn’t really want to keep up. I wanted my stardom without the usual trimmings. Because of this, I was branded a rebel at the very least. But I don’t regret that for a minute. My appetite was my own and I simply wouldn’t have it any other way.
Therese Ann Rutherford (November 2, 1917 - June 11, 2012)
I don’t care — I want to be in that film! I would even be a gate or part of the scenery just to be in it!
[Ann Rutherford, after Louis B. Mayer told her he would not loan her out to David O. Selznick for the ‘nothing’ role of Carreen O’Hara, Scarlett’s sister, in Gone with the Wind (1939)]
Elizabeth Lanchester Sullivan (October 28, 1902 - December 26, 1986)
[On playing the title part in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)]. The most memorable thing I did in that film, I believe, was my screaming. In almost all my movies since, I’ve been called upon to scream. I don’t know if it’s by chance, but I would like to think that I’m not hired for that talent alone.
Catherine Fabienne Dorléac (October 22, 1943)
I have no fear of aging. I am still working. When you are young you suffer and worry so much more - everything is so important and serious, but with time things get better.