Oliver Hardy in Blockheads (1938):
Oliver Hardy: But, Dear, I haven’t seen Stan in 20 years.
Mrs. Hardy: I couldn’t see him in a hundred years.
MGM Production Chief Dore Schary when asked who he thought were the great Hollywood Pioneering Directors :
“D. W. Griffith, Rex Ingram, Cecil B. DeMille, and Erich von Stroheim – in that order.”
Playwright Robert Sherwood on Rex Ingram and Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse:
“… the grandiose posturing of D. W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille appear pale and artificial in the light of this new production.“
“You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.“
D. W. Griffith:
“I am fond of depicting the lives of young folks for one thing, and if you don’t have parts for girls or young men, you must absolutely have young people to fill them – that is generally acknowledged now.”
Lillian Gish with her ‘Come and get me eyes!’
“Young man, if God had wanted you to see me that way, he would have put your eyes in your bellybutton.”
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