“Career is too pompous a word.
It was a job, and I have always
felt privileged to be paid for
what I love doing.”
“There’s nothing tragic about being fifty.
Not unless you’re trying to be twenty-five.”
William Holden as Joe Gillis
in “Sunset Boulevard” (1950)
“Hollywood amuses me.
Holier-than-thou for the public and
unholier-than-the-devil in reality.”
“Mama, face it.
I was the slut of all time.”
Elizabeth Taylor as Gloria Wandrous in
“Butterfield 8″ (1960)
“My friends just call me Ringo,
nickname I had as a kid.
Right name’s Henry.”
John Wayne as The Ringo Kid in
“Can you imagine being
wonderfully overpaid for
dressing up and playing games?”
“I’d like to have made one of
those big splashy Technicolor
musicals with Rita Hayworth.”
“If I had one day when I didn’t have
to be all confused and I didn’t have to
feel that I was ashamed of everything.
If I felt that I belonged someplace.
James Dean as Jim Stark in
“Rebel Without A Cause” (1955)
“I don’t go to the movies. They’re indecent.
They appeal to the baser tendencies, to temptations.
Young people aren’t able to cope with them, all
this sex starting too early. It’s thrown at them
under the guise of art. But it’s really immoral,
amoral stuff , made just for the money.”
in a 1972 interview
“To generalize on
women is dangerous.
To specialize in them
is infinitely worse.”