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Ben Hecht Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Ben Hecht.

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
- Ben Hecht

Related topics: Love

In moderating, not satisfying desires,
lies peace.
- Ben Hecht

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.
- Ben Hecht

I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.
- Ben Hecht

 

I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony.
- Ben Hecht

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind
clambers and paddles to safety.
- Ben Hecht

Love is a hole in the heart.
- Ben Hecht

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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.
- Ben Hecht

Hollywood held this double lure for me,
tremendous sums of money for work that required no
more effort than a game of pinochle.
- Ben Hecht

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.
- Ben Hecht

We are going to make sure that there is high-speed
broadband available to everyone,
and affordable to people historically kept out of it.
It means they have not just access, but can also understand how to buy low-cost,
affordable computers.
- Ben Hecht

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

A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks.
A lover is apt to be as full of secrets from himself
as is the object of his love from him.
- Ben Hecht

I discovered early in my movie work that a movie is
never any better than the stupidest man connected with it.
There are times when this distinction may be given
to the writer or director.
Most often it belongs to the producer.
- Ben Hecht

There's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble.
Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it.
- Ben Hecht

People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood
as their political opinions,
and much less criticized.
- Ben Hecht

Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park,
offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos.
- Ben Hecht

The rule in the art world is: you cater to the masses
or you kowtow to the elite;
you can't have both.
- Ben Hecht

Listen, little boy.
In this business, there's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble.
Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it.
- Ben Hecht

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Today, I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today... Give thanks for the miracles -
Give thanks for the love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is not a matter of counting the years,
but making the years count.
- Michele St. Amand

I love, without condition, myself,
all those around me,
and all those in my thoughts,
this day and evermore. Amen
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller


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