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  The British Film Industry is just a bunch of people in London who can't get green cards.  
 -  Alan Parker
  

  My agent said to me, 'In Hollywood, there is a yes list and a no list, and you aren't even on the no list.'  
 -  Alan Rudolph
  

  I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.  
 -  Andy Warhol
  

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

  There was more good acting at Hollywood parties than ever appeared on the screen.  
 -  Bette Davis
  

  What a fool I was to come to Hollywood where they only understand platinum blondes and where legs are more important than talent.  
 -  Bette Davis
  

  Hollywood isn't your cesspool, America. It's your mirror.  
 -  Bill Maher
  

  Hollywood is like Picasso's bathroom.  
 -  Candice Bergen
  

  The only really good thing about acting in movies is that there's no heavy lifting.  
 -  Cary Grant
  

  I found out that Hollywood is more crooked, dumber, crueler, stupider than all the books I've read about it. They didn't go deeply enough into how it lacks art, and soul, and heart - how it's really a piece of crap. There are too many hands directing, there're too many fingers in the pot, and they're all kind of ignorant about what they're doing. They're greedy, and they're vicious. So you don't get much of a movie.  
 -  Charles Bukowski
  

  It's mostly full of nonsense and delusion and egomania. They think they'll be young and beautiful forever, even though most of them aren't even young and beautiful now.  
 -  Christopher Hitchens
  

  Today, the only thing Hollywood swears by is space adventures because that's what goes over well. For my part, I trust my instinct and I make the films I believe in. If the public follows me, that's wonderful. If it doesn't follow, 'c'est la vie.'  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

  Life in the movie business is like the beginning of a new love affair - it's full of surprises and you're constantly getting fucked.  
 -  David Mamet
  

  Life in the movie business is like the beginning of a new love affair: it's full of surprises, and you're constantly getting fucked.  
 -  David Mamet
  

  Film is a collaborative art: bend over.  
 -  David Mamet
  

  Hollywood's a very weird place. I think there's less of everything except for attitude.  
 -  Dean Cain
  

  Hollywood money isn't money. It's congealed snow, melts in your hand, and there you are.  
 -  Dorothy Parker
  

  The only ism Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.  
 -  Dorothy Parker
  

  In Hollywood, children don't wear masks on Halloween. Instead, they usually dress up as agents, valet parkers, or second-unit directors.  
 -  Ellen DeGeneres
  

  Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be.  
 -  Ethel Barrymore
  

  Los Angeles is a large city-like area surrounding the Beverly Hills Hotel.  
 -  Fran Lebowitz
  

  Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.  
 -  Fred Allen
  

  An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer.  
 -  Fred Allen
  

  You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.  
 -  Fred Allen
  

  Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for movie stars.  
 -  Fred Allen
  

  If it's a good script I'll do it. And if it's a bad script, and they pay me enough, I'll do it.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality.  
 -  Grace Kelly
  

  Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  I'm now making a Jewish porno film. 10% Sex, 90% guilt.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  Hollywood called me, asking me, 'How much to do a movie with Farrah Fawcett?' '$50,000' They called back, 'How about $20,000?' I said, 'I'll pay it!'  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  If it's a good script I'll do it. And if it's a bad script, and they pay me enough, I'll do it.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality.  
 -  Grace Kelly
  

  Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  I'm now making a Jewish porno film. 10% Sex, 90% guilt.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  Hollywood called me, asking me, 'How much to do a movie with Farrah Fawcett?' '$50,000' They called back, 'How about $20,000?' I said, 'I'll pay it!'  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  Politics is Hollywood for ugly people.  
 -  Jay Leno
  

  Don't forget Mother's Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills: Dad's Third Wife Day.  
 -  Jay Leno
  

  Any actress who appears in public without being well-groomed is digging her own grave.  
 -  Joan Crawford
  

  Hollywood is like life. You face it with the sum total of your equipment.  
 -  Joan Crawford
  

  In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy.  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

  Ronald Reagan just signed the new tax law. But I think he was in Hollywood too long. He signed it, 'Best wishes, Ronald Reagan.'  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

  Why do Hollywood divorces cost so much? Because they're worth it.  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

  The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.  
 -  Katharine Hepburn
  

  They only got two things right in Lawrence of Arabia: the camels and the sand.  
 -  Lowell Thomas
  

  I was shy for several years in my early days in Hollywood until I figured out that no one really gave a damn if I was shy or not, and I got over my shyness.  
 -  Lucille Ball
  

  Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  When you're a failure in Hollywood, that's like starving to death outside a banquet hall, with smells of filet mignon driving you crazy.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.  
 -  Marlon Brando
  

  The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.  
 -  Marlon Brando
  

  There's nothing the matter with Hollywood that a good earthquake couldn't cure.  
 -  Moss Hart
  

  Hollywood is Hollywood. There's nothing you can say about it that isn't true, good or bad. And if you get into it, you have no right to be bitter - you're the one who sat down, and joined the game.  
 -  Orson Welles
  

  Hollywood is the only industry, even taking in soup companies, which does not have laboratories for the purpose of experimentation.  
 -  Orson Welles
  

  In Hollywood if you don't have happiness you send out for it.  
 -  Rex Reed
  

  In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.  
 -  Rita Rudner
  

  What do I look for in a good script? Days off.  
 -  Robert Mitchum
  

  If you have a vagina and an attitude in this town, then that's a lethal combination.  
 -  Sharon Stone
  

  Hollywood must be the only place on earth where you can get fired by someone wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap.  
 -  Steve Martin
  

  The advertising industry and Hollywood have done a wonderful job conditioning us to believe that wealth and hyperconsumption go hand in hand.  
 -  Thomas J. Stanley
  

  Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy farm, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find.  
 -  Veronica Lake
  

  Hollywood is the gold cap on a tooth that should have been pulled out years ago.  
 -  W. C. Fields
  

  If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Hollywood is a place where they shoot too many pictures and not enough actors.  
 -  Walter Winchell
  

  It's great to be black in Hollywood. When a black actor does something, it seems new and different just by virtue of the fact that he's black.  
 -  Will Smith
  

  Hollywood is a trip through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat.  
 -  Wilson Mizner
  

  I've spent several years in Hollywood, and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.  
 -  Wilson Mizner
  

  In Beverly Hills they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Show business is dog-eat-dog. It's worse than that. It's dog-doesn't-return-other-dog's- phone-calls.  
 -  Woody Allen