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Erich von Stroheim Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Erich von Stroheim

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Because I select my players from a feeling that comes
to me when I am with them,
a certain sympathy you might call it,
or a vibration that exists between us that convinces me they are right.
- Erich von Stroheim

As soon as I had seen Fay Wray and spoken with her for a few minutes,
I knew I had found the right girl.
- Erich von Stroheim

I am just old-fashioned enough to prefer long hair.
- Erich von Stroheim

In Hollywood - in Hollywood, you're as good as your last picture.
- Erich von Stroheim

 

For my Vienna is as different from what they call Vienna
now as the quick is different from the dead.
- Erich von Stroheim

And yet because of my attempt at sincerity I have been condemned,
hooted at, reviled; filthy rumors have been circulated about me,
not about my characterizations but about me personally,
my private self.
- Erich von Stroheim

Bobbed hair makes women look uniform.
They lack individuality.
- Erich von Stroheim

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The picture has made its million back in four months;
I have been overwhelmed by letters,
hundreds of them, literally, begging me in my next
production not to swing over the shallow trash of mother love,
father love, sister love, brother love.
- Erich von Stroheim

I was reared in an atmosphere where a great deal of
attention was paid to women's hairdressing.
- Erich von Stroheim

Fay has spirituality too, but she also has that very
real sex appeal that takes hold of the hearts of men.
- Erich von Stroheim

I could not work with a girl who did not have a spiritual quality.
- Erich von Stroheim

I would like to have you quote me, Erich von Stroheim,
as having said on this day of this month of this year this one thing:
you Americans are living on baby food.
- Erich von Stroheim

It is not because I do not love my adopted land -
it is the natural feeling of one far from home,
who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide,
without responsibility, flashing past one like the
drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance.
- Erich von Stroheim

If I speak of Vienna it must be in the past tense,
as a man speaks of a woman he has loved and who is dead.
- Erich von Stroheim

Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed
to walk through vast crowds of people,
their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.
- Erich von Stroheim

If we were to select the most intelligent,
imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind,
all races would be present.
- Franz Boas

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

The main advantage of the omniscient approach is that
it's the easiest to handle.
That's the major reason so many writers select it.
- Arthur Herzog

I thought they would never select an Eastern writer for the Nobel.
I was surprised.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Destiny is something men select; women achieve it only
by default or stupendous suffering.
- Harriet Rosenstein

As a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence,
I will be participating in several hearings on the
startling revelations contained in the report.
- Charles Foster Bass

Fortunately art is a community effort -
a small but select community living in a spiritualized
world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
- Allen Ginsberg

God has called us to be His representatives in our nation and in our world.
Select candidates who represent your views and work for their election.
- James Dobson

Living in an entirely different physical as well as biotic environment,
such a population would have unique opportunities to
enter new niches and to select novel adaptive pathways.
- Ernst Mayr

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author,
whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand;
if he can select the 500,
he reaches the five hundred thousand.
- Brooks Adams

My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together,
select them, detain them, dismiss them.
- Walter Savage Landor

What Jerry has done, in a masterful way,
is go through and select portions of the Scripture
and put words in Jesus' mouth that are legitimate because
they already appear in the Bible.
- Tim LaHaye

I am traveling less in order to be able to write more.
I select my travel destinations according to their
degree of usefulness to my work.
- Jose Saramago

Every writer has to figure out what works best -
and often has to select and discard different tools
before they find the one that fits.
- Nora Roberts

I try to choose the songs that really are basically coming from my heart.
I think that through the songs that I select,
people know what's going on in my life.
- Diana Ross

I have no shortage of material or offers,
it's just a case of what you select to do.
But I think it's realistic that my chances of playing Romeo are now over.
- Sean Connery

Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration,
I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings.
- Wislawa Szymborska

When I select a topic, it's usually a commitment of
two to three years of my life.
- Tracy Kidder

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage,
or my house when I propose to take a residence,
so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
- Seneca

True happiness arises, in the first place,
from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next,
from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
- Joseph Addison

Let me just be very clear that the Republican Party
will select a nominee that will beat Bill Clinton.
- Dan Quayle

When I need a word and do not find it in French,
I select it from other tongues, and the reader has
either to understand or translate me.
Such is my fate.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs,
ideas, words and pictures - it is the designer's job
to select and fit this material together and make it interesting.
- Paul Rand

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen;
the more select,
the more enjoyable.
- Louisa May Alcott

If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose,
after examination, the best customs in the world,
each nation would certainly select its own.
- Herodotus

For every issue, I send four pages of finished marginals
and they select the ones they need.
- Sergio Aragones

Men's minds must be free, and that means the minds of all,
not the minds of a select few.
- Mary Barnett Gilson

The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society,
they are the rights of all the people.
- Olof Palme

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament,
and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
- Cyril Connolly

In this context, I believe it is an imperative for
the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible,
and this does not imply that he must or should appoint
members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet,
which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency.
- Richard V. Allen

Since natural selection requires a function to select,
an irreducibly complex biological system,
if there is such a thing, would have to arise as an
integrated unit for natural selection to have anything to act on.
- Michael Behe

If diffraction or interference phenomena were to be
sought it was therefore necessary,
in accordance with the basic principles of wave theory,
to select for the test arrangement far smaller decisive
dimensions than those employed in corresponding tests with visible light.
- Max von Laue

How does a pansy, for example, select the ingredients
from soil to get the right colors for the flower? Now there's a great miracle.
I think there's a supreme power behind all of this.
I see it in nature.
- Clyde Tombaugh

We are told that the first part of the process is to
select the very smallest seeds from the smallest plants,
which is not at all unlikely, but I cannot speak to
the fact from my own observation.
- Robert Fortune

It's a very small and select slice of all the people who have ever been born.
I believe we've come back during this time,
those of us who are here now, specifically to experience it.
And to cause a 'quickening of the spirit.'
- Neale Donald Walsch

Vegetables, which are the lowest in the scale of living things,
are fed by roots, which, implanted in the native soil,
select by the action of a peculiar mechanism,
different subjects, which serve to increase and to nourish them.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

For me now, it's about what you would write and what you wouldn't write,
and that's how I select what I am going to do.
It can be quite nice being brought a concept by a studio for me to work on.
- Neil Jordan

Your performance depends on your people.
Select the best, train them and back them.
When errors occur, give sharper guidance.
If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong,
help them move on.
The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I don't make demands.
I don't tell you how it should be.
I'll give you options, and it's up to you to select or throw 'em away.
That should be the headline: If you're insecure,
don't call.
- Russell Crowe

For more than 150 years free men in our countries have
had the opportunities to educate themselves,
choose their own religions, select their own occupations,
accumulate capital and invent better ways of doing things.
- Charles E. Wilson

We are hopeful about the opportunities ahead,
and stand ready to join this President in an open and
honest dialogue about improving the state of our union
for all Americans not the select few.
- Jim Clyburn

I love to work with the younger kids who are trying
to live out their dreams,
if in fact that's what they plan on doing after college to take the next step.
A very select few have that opportunity so when you
do have the opportunity you know,
those guys take advantage of it.
- Roger Clemens

The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed
is the shortest route to spiritual perfection.
And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others.
Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

On February 7, 2.2 million Haitians went to the polls
and exercised their constitutional right to select a leader.
They went by foot, by tap tap and other forms of transportation,
traveling hours and standing in line for almost a day
to get to their polling places.
- Mark Foley

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin


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