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18 Famous Quotes by Ben Hecht
2/28/1894 - 4/18/1964
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"the Shakespeare of Hollywood"
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About Ben Hecht

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

Dress Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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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.

Journalism Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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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.

Newspapers Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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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.

Inspirational Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.

Prejudice Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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Whoever controls the media--the images--controls the culture.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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Love is a hole in the heart.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park, offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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In Hollywood, a starlet is the name for any woman under thirty who is not actively employed in a brothel.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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I lost my own son (Steven) at 18, five years ago, in a car accident, so I can really sympathize with what the families have gone through.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ben Hecht

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