100+ Best Hollywood Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational Hollywood quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Hollywood Quotes

I’m not Hollywood. I’m a Quarter Rat. I belong here. — Harry Anderson

I’m in control of my life, not anyone in Hollywood. — Heath Ledger

I make movies for grownups. When Hollywood starts making them again, I’ll start acting in them again. — Lee Remick

Does Hollywood do movies about terrorism? Yeah. And why do they do that? Because it sells. — Faran Tahir

For American filmmakers, the Oscars is like a mystic thing. For me, it was being in a mirror of my dreams when I was dreaming of Hollywood when I was an adolescent. — Bernardo Bertolucci

If you take the ’70s with Blaxploitation pictures, there was a proliferation of black-content films and motion pictures, television, stage plays and so forth at a time when Hollywood was in trouble financially, and it was cheaper to do black films to keep the lights on until they could reestablish themselves. — Glynn Turman

In Hollywood, a starlet is the name for any woman under thirty who is not actively employed in a brothel. — Ben Hecht

Honestly, I’d love to say I live this amazing Hollywood lifestyle, but actually, I’m at home with my same friends and cooking. I crochet, I do watercolor. I think what surprised me the most is that that isn’t the lifestyle everyone necessarily lives. — Yael Grobglas

The thing about working in Hollywood is that, at some point, you really get tired of hearing how godless you are, and how if you and the rest of the heathens in Tinsel town would put more God-centric shows on TV, people wouldn’t be abandoning prime time in favor of their Bible study classes. — John Ridley

I was in an awful lot of trouble in Hollywood. — Eddie Bracken

I wouldn’t say no to becoming a Bond girl. Making it in Hollywood has been my dream ever since I was little, watching Marilyn Monroe movies. To star in a Bond movie would be bliss on a stick. — Laura Haddock

I have long believed that celebrity, the way we worship and package and sell our pop stars, is what filled the need for gods that was once filled by the pictures in stained glass. Hollywood is post-Christian Venice – in other words, a pantheon of saints without the hassle and heartache of religion. — Rich Cohen

One of the things that drives me crazy is the belief in Hollywood that bittorrent exists solely for stealing things. — Wil Wheaton

I came to Hollywood and I loved it. It was a great time, but in my head I was still elsewhere, in Europe. I believed in a certain cinema, which I still do believe in – a certain European cinema – and as a young woman being in America, I thought I was being taken away from that. — Valeria Golino

Getting married and then having children just centered me and grounded my values. It was like a whole new world. It started happening in New York with a little play called Cruise Control, where I relaxed, and then I kept getting work in Hollywood till this series happened. — Patricia Richardson

Hollywood is the perfect conduit for the urgent message about climate change. We raise awareness all the time. We routinely take a film that nobody knows about and get 80 percent of the public to know about it in just 30 days. That’s called marketing. We need to harvest Hollywood for climate change awareness. — Marshall Herskovitz

You’ve gotta play the Hollywood game, and you know you’re doing good the more notoriety you’re getting, and that’s gold. That’s what every actor wants because then you know you’re at another level. — Jeremy Luke

Hollywood likes to put out their own message out a lot of times, and that message isn’t the best one for everyone. — Kevin Sorbo

When you’re reading Thoreau you look at Hollywood differently, let me tell ya! — Emile Hirsch

Well, you know what they say in Hollywood – the most important thing is being sincere, even if you have to fake it. — Cesar Romero

The Hollywood movies are more like novels, and the kinds of films I make are more like poems. — Stan Brakhage

I don’t love the whole Hollywood mentality, but I do love the weather and how motivated everyone is around here. It motivates me to make fun music. — Charlie Puth

‘Blue Valentine,’ Derek Cianfrance’s emotional gunslinger of a film, tears into the topic of moribund marriages with an honesty that’s hard to come by in Hollywood these days. — Katie Hafner

I feel like I’ve been very smart in the way that I carry myself and treat myself. I feel like my mom was a big part of that just because she’s always let us make our own decisions, and we’ve known very much about the mistakes and the dangers already of whatever this Hollywood life may be. — Evan Ross

I lived in Hollywood long enough to learn to play tennis and become a star, but I never felt it was my home. I was never looking for a home, as a matter of fact. — Paulette Goddard

Hollywood is a very old and very structured situation. There’s still a lot of old boys at the top who have the money. — Gillian Armstrong

I did take a huge leap moving countries. People have no idea how huge it is to relocate overseas. Finding your new life alone is enormous, and then starting a new career in Hollywood is so big. — Nicky Whelan

Hollywood is an extraordinary kind of temporary place. — John Schlesinger

Hollywood would make a holocaust an animated comedy if people would pay to see it; they don’t care… they just want your money. — Adam Green

In Hollywood, moviemaking used to be about escaping reality to go to the movies — Chris Kattan

Over the years, many producers have come and gone, and screenplays were written and abandoned. It’s the Hollywood process. It’s hard to get things done. — Lawrence Blume

A generation before, it had been sagebrush and coyotes; a generation later, it was a burgeoning movie town. But for that brief idyllic time in 1910, Hollywood looked like the perfect place for a successful writer to settle down, build his dream house, and maybe do some gardening. — Kage Baker

Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews. — Pola Negri

There’s a certain thought process about actors that they are in Hollywood and they sit around pools and get suntans and just get offered jobs. — Chris Klein

Where I come from, it’s a little bit like England. We start from the theater, and we do films a bit on our free time. The history of making films in Scandinavia is so old, it’s like the oldest. The Nordic film industry started before Hollywood in Stockholm in Copenhagen. — Michael Nyqvist

I was offered a free villa in Hollywood, but I said no thank you, I prefer to live in Italy. — Ennio Morricone

So I got caught up in the same wave as everybody else and went right out to Hollywood, to make movies. — Kitty Carlisle

The word gratitude is not part of the Hollywood dictionary. — Harry Cohn

When I was 14 -years-old, I made this PowerPoint presentation, and I invited my parents into my room and gave them popcorn. It was called ‘Project Hollywood 2004’ and it worked. I moved to L.A. in January of 2004. — Emma Stone

Being recognized by Hollywood is a dream true; it’s really an amazing moment. — Thomas Langmann

A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy. — Bernardo Bertolucci

All Hollywood corrupts; and absolute Hollywood corrupts absolutely. — Edmund Wilson

The allure of Hollywood is huge when you don’t know anything. You don’t know the knives behind the smiles. — Steve Guttenberg

I’ll be a flop in movies. Besides, I don’t like ’em, and I never did believe there was a place called Hollywood. Somebody made it up! — Patsy Kelly

Hollywood sucks. I’ve got the bruises to prove it. — Norman Fell

Hollywood loves pre-validation. Even if someone has a property that was first published as a comic book that sold only 5,000 copies, for Hollywood, that is a stamp of approval. ‘Oh, it was already published in another medium? Must be good!’ They get assurance from knowing that someone else already took the risk. — David S. Goyer

Hollywood could use less instead of more of everything. — Bruce Davison

Christmas movies, it’s a hard thing to do. The danger is you just end up with a Hollywood star with a Santa beard. You risk it being fake and cheesy and not real. — Peter Baynham

I never did love Hollywood, I just loved the work. — Bronson Pinchot

I worked with fantastic actors, fantastic directors. People I would never otherwise have met. Was I limited? Yes. Did I use it as I could have? No. But I was always ambivalent about Hollywood and what I wanted. And ambivalence in our business is no good for success. — Valeria Golino

I’ve always said that the word ‘genius,’ especially in Hollywood, is way overused. — Ted McGinley

In Hollywood, the rainbow hits the ground for composers. — Hoagy Carmichael

I don’t want to lie. I dislike dishonesty. And I work in Hollywood, a town and a business that relies on a lot of falsehoods with people hiding behind different facades. I don’t want to be a part of that. — David Arquette

Don’t ever humiliate a man. If you’re gonna have to dress him out, you take him aside and do it that way. That’s the one thing I don’t like about Hollywood: They go in for public humiliation. You shouldn’t do that to a man. — Rip Torn

I would love to play ‘Wonder Woman’; I have the abilities and the strength because I am definitely not the typical Hollywood actress. — Nadia Bjorlin

Nothing seems to come up to your expectations. But nothing I had heard about Hollywood was enough. — Conrad Veidt

I hope that in some way that I can be some sort of beacon of hope, especially because I am not the typical Hollywood beauty. — Octavia Spencer

Any of these Vietnam vets that have been there and know the deal, they don’t feel that any Hollywood endeavor about the Vietnam era has ever gotten it right yet. — Sam Elliott

God is building an army all over the place, in Hollywood as well. So it feels good to be a part of it. — Trai Byers

There’s a statue of Jimmy Stewart in the Hollywood Wax Museum, and the statue talks better than he does. — Dean Martin

Television allowed me to kick the Hollywood habit of typing an actor in certain roles. — Harry Morgan

I had the opportunity to go cast for a Hollywood film that was filming in Thailand called ‘Mortal Kombat 2.’ Out of 100 people, I was cast to be the stunt double for Robin Shou. — Tony Jaa

It has been a great experience to act in Hollywood movies with actors like Ben Kingsley. — Navi Rawat

Hollywood to me is a place to work. Home is Chester County. — Claude Rains

Studio 54 made Halloween in Hollywood look like a PTA meeting. — Lorna Luft

I like sundresses with cowboy boots, little shorts with big wedge heels and a big piece of turquoise. I also love classic, Old Hollywood romantic styles. I’m ‘country girl meets city girl’ circa 1930. — Kirsten Prout

I think Wonder Woman is a very difficult character to crack. More difficult than Superman, who is also more difficult than Batman. Also, a lot of people in Hollywood believe that it’s hard to do a big action movie with a female lead. I happen to disagree with that. — David S. Goyer

The whole Hollywood nightlife thing cracks me up. I can’t work and do that stuff. — Peri Gilpin

I never see my movies. When they’re on television, I click them away. Hollywood created an image, and I long ago reconciled myself with it. I was the French cliche. — Louis Jourdan

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out. — C. S. Forester

I want to see the writers strike because the writers, god bless them, are the only true commies we have in Hollywood. — Ned Beatty

In the middle of my third Hollywood picture The Magician, the earthquake hit Hollywood. Not the real earthquake. Just the talkies. — Conrad Veidt

I pursued a theatre career, and Hollywood came calling. — Len Cariou

I grew up in Hollywood during WWII, and my mother was afraid that my father was going to be drafted because she didn’t think we were going to be able to live on army pay. She didn’t want to have to get a job, so she decided to put me to work, and that’s how I got started in the movies. — Karolyn Grimes

And I wasn’t crazy about Hollywood in those days. — Kitty Carlisle

If you go out to Hollywood you’ll find a lot of fantastic plastic people there in the business and a lot of people in life generally. They find it so hard to be themselves that they have to be plastic. — Jimmy Cliff

How could a New Yorker possibly take something called the Hollywood String Quartet seriously? — Leonard Slatkin

We all tell our own stories the way we live our lives. My story is: Life is too short to not believe in fresh voices. I don’t have Hollywood stars. I have great American artists. — Kevin McCollum

The only person who has artistic control is the director, and ‘director’ is how you spell God in Hollywood. — Tom Clancy

We talk about Hollywood being pro-labor, yet about 70% of our industry has been farmed out to Canada, meaning we are losing jobs like crazy. Where’s organized labor asking how we can allow such a thing to happen? — Danny Aiello

There are so many huge roles in the theatre: if you’ve got the option to play Hedda Gabler on stage, why wouldn’t you choose that over a three-line part in a Hollywood film as somebody’s maid or somebody’s wife or somebody’s best friend? — Eve Best

In Hollywood – in Hollywood, you’re as good as your last picture. — Erich von Stroheim

Hollywood used to control the distribution; now Silicon Valley does. — Dana Brunetti

I came to Hollywood originally writing comedy and writing satire. — Stephen Gaghan

There’s a danger in Hollywood of becoming self-obsessed. — Beth Broderick

Schizoaffective disorder is a big mental mash-up of a disease. It combines just about every disorder, from depression, delusions, and paranoia to mania, schizophrenia and hallucinations. My mother bounced between all of these regularly while raising me alone in our Hollywood home. — Shawn Amos

Now, there is no business like show business, and there is no publicity like word of mouth. What is word of mouth, you may ask? Well, word of mouth is gold to Hollywood bigwigs, and it equates to box office bonanzas and hit TV shows. — Kristoffer Polaha

Well, Hollywood isn’t made up of individual studio heads anymore. It’s made of corporations. And corporations are looking for the bottom line. They don’t want to take chances. They want the money back for stockholders. — Frank Oz

You have to treat Hollywood like it’s your boyfriend – he’s there all the time. — Yunjin Kim

I came in on the tail end of the old school of Hollywood — Tom Berenger

It’s a miserable life in Hollywood. You’re up at five or six o’clock in the morning to be ready to start shooting at nine. — William Wyler

Aging in Hollywood sucks. There’s always so much pressure to look way younger than you are, and everyone’s watching! I’d like to embrace getting older, because it’s kind of inevitable. The different, wiser me, to be at peace with how I look and I’m supposed to look – it’s a work in progress. — Lisa Vidal

Hollywood is a suction for your confidence or your faith or your togetherness. Just walking on the street you can feel it. — Robin Wright

I always felt Jimmy was trapped in Hollywood. He felt it himself. He loved aviation so much and he wanted to be able to do more of that. He somehow just got stuck here. — Kim Novak

I’m quite lucky in that at certain angles I look all right, and at others I don’t look so good, which enables me to play some leading roles and some stranger, more ‘character’-type parts. I wouldn’t say I’m the conventional handsome Hollywood leading man. — Tom Riley

Hollywood is a place where the stars twinkle until they wrinkle. — Victor Mature

My life has always been compartmentalized into different aspects. I have my speed skating Olympic pursuits, I have my personal life and have my business life and have my entertainment – TV – Hollywood – whatever have you – always compartmentalizing every aspect of my life. — Apolo Ohno

Hollywood can be an ugly place and it can do ugly things to you. — Kelli Garner

I had a friend, and we always used to pretend to be twins. We had this fantasy about going to Hollywood together. We were about four. — Radha Mitchell

You know, I’m a big comic book fan. As a kid I used to collect them until there was a horrible mudslide in Hollywood and I lost my collection, but I was also at an early age the voice of ‘Jonny Quest;’ it was a cartoon; so I am kind of a latent fan boy. — Tim Matheson

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