Ben Hecht Quotes

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.

I’ve always found it easy and pleasant to admire the Reds by merely thinking of their enemies… The Reds I knew always had the finest assortment of Tartufes and junglebellies lined up against them. I never met a greedy, goose-headed boss whose wattles didn’t quiver with rage against the Reds… The crocodile-hided Fords, the Tsaristic […]

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

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

The rule in the art world is: you cater to the masses or you kowtow to the elite; you can’t have both.