No good deed goes unpunished.
I never overestimate the audience, nor do I underestimate them. I just have a very rational idea as to who we're dealing with, and that we're not making a picture for Harvard Law School, we're making a picture for middle-class people, the people that you see on the subway, or the people that you see in a restaurant. Just normal people.
Perhaps it's getting to be an act of courage to say the truth about her. Well, let me be courageous. I have never met anybody as mean as Marilyn Monroe . . . nor as utterly fabulous on the screen.
It used to be that we in films were the lowest form of art. Now we have something to look down on. (Of Television).
Let us not forget that Mr. Hitler was Austrian. . . . I always get into terrible fights with the newspapermen there, because I remember my days in school. I remember the attitudes.
I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.
She was an absolute genius as a comedic actress, with an extraordinary sense for comedic dialogue. It was a God-given gift. Believe me, in the last fifteen years there were ten projects that came to me, and I'd start working on them and I'd think, 'I.
Making movies is a little like walking into a dark room. Some people stumble across furniture, others break their legs, but some of us see better in the dark than others. The ultimate trick is to convince, persuade. Every single person out there is an idiot, but collectively they're a genius.
I, you know, am all over the place -- every category of pictures I have made, good, bad or indifferent. I could not make, like Hitchcock did, one Hitchcock picture after another. . . . I wanted to do a Hitchcock picture, so I did "Witness for the Prosecution," then I was bored with it, so I moved on.
I would worship the ground you walk on, Audrey, if you only lived in a better neighborhood.
People copy, people steal. Most of the pictures they make nowadays are loaded down with special effects. I couldn't do that. I quit smoking because I couldn't reload my Zippo . . .
When I came here, Sunset Boulevard was in the country. It was not even asphalted when I came here in 1934.