A Quote on Thursday: Silent Women

Mary PickfordMary Pickford

Mary Pickford:

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.

 

Louise Brooks 1Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks:

“A well dressed woman, even though her purse is painfully empty, can conquer the world.”

 

Talluhah BankheadTallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead:
It’s the good girls who keep the diaries. The bad girls never have the time.”

 

Gloria SwansonGloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson:
As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.”

 

Anna May WongAnna May Wong

Anna May Wong:

“There seems little for me in Hollywood, because, rather than real Chinese, producers prefer Hungarians, Mexicans, American Indians for Chinese roles.”

 

Louise BrooksLouise Brooks

Louise Brooks:
Love is a publicity stunt, and making love – after the first curious raptures – is only another petulant way to pass the time waiting for the studio to call.”

 

Posted by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee

 

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A Quote on Thursday

Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford:

“It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talkie instead of the other way round.”

Pedro Almodovar

Pedro Almodovar:

“The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion.”

Gloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson:

“As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation'”

Mary Pickford 2

Mary Pickford:

“Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo”

Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks:

“A well dressed woman, even though her purse is painfully empty, can conquer the world.”