Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
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.
Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.
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.
A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks. A lover is apt to be as full of secrets from himself as is the object of his love from him.
Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.
There's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it.
In Hollywood, a starlet is the name for any woman under thirty who is not actively employed in a brothel.
Listen, little boy. In this business, there's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it.
I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony.
People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized.
In moderating, not satisfying desires, lies peace.
I discovered early in my movie work that a movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it. There are times when this distinction may be given to the writer or director. Most often it belongs to the producer.
Love is a hole in the heart.
I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.
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