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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Cinema:

The chief difference between horror fans and science fiction fans lies in why they won't walk backwards. A horror fan won't walk backwards because he knows he'll be knifed by a madman. A science fiction fan won't walk backwards because he knows he'll step on the cat.
~ Aaron Allston.

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
~ Alfred Hitchcock.

I'm an actor who they said was wrinkled and balding and everything else when I was in my early 30's. Most of the people who wrote that who thought they were younger than me are now bald and wrinkled.
~ Jack Nicholson.

I'm the last guy in the world to feel overlooked by the Academy.
~ Jack Nicholson.

It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talkies instead of the other way around.
~ Mary Pickford.

It's a slight stretch of the imagination but most people are alike in most ways so I've never had any trouble identifying with the character that I'm playing.
~ Jack Nicholson.

I've never been able to say I've been influenced by a list of artists I like because I like thousands and thousands and I've been influenced in some way by all of them.
~ Jack Nicholson.

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

Most horror movies are certainly that.
~ Brendan Francis.

Most of the early part of an actor's career, you do the jobs you get.
~ Jack Nicholson.

Movie-making is the process of turning money into light. All they have at the end of the day is images flickering on a wall.
~ John Boorman Quotes, Money into Light, 1985.

My whole career strategy has been to build a base so that I could take the roles I want to play. I'd hate to think that a shorter part might not be available because I was worried about my billing.
~ Jack Nicholson.

Over the years, there has been an intermingling of film and aircraft. This relationship has generated all kinds of movies, including those filmed in San Diego.
~ James Farmer.

Several hard-core Star Wars fans who had tickets for the first showing actually said that when the movie finally began, they started crying. Mainly because they realized that it's 22 years later, and they still haven`t lost their virginity.
~ Conan O`Brien.

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.
~ Jim Morrison.

In other words, I wouldn't like to be an actor if I could only be real. I like to get wild, behaviorally wild, and it's crazy to think of any form where it's just one way.
~ Jack Nicholson.

In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder. Rung by rung or claw your way to the top. It's sure been tough on my nails.
~ Jack Nicholson.

The blues and jazz will live forever... So will the Delta and the Big Easy.
~ Jack Nicholson.

The minute that you're not learning I believe you're dead.
~ Jack Nicholson.

The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn`t any.
~ Marilyn Monroe.

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