Best Quotes by Ben Hecht (Top 10)

  1. 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.
  2. Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park, offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos.
  3. 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.
  4. Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.
  5. Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
  6. People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized.
  7. Love is a hole in the heart.
  8. Much more frequent in Hollywood than the emergence of Cinderella is her sudden vanishing. At our party, even in those glowing days, the clock was always striking twelve for someone at the height of greatness; and there was never a prince to fetch her back to the happy scene.
  9. In moderating, not satisfying desires, lies peace.
  10. I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.

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