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Quotes of the day: Cecil B. DeMille

Published Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 12:05 AM EDT
Aug 12 2013

Quotes of the day: Cecil B. DeMille, (August 12, 1881 - January 21, 1959)


A picture is made a success not on a set but over the drawing board.

Creativity is a drug I can't do without.

Dangerous! Of course it's dangerous; who said it wasn't? But that's pictures. We don't fake anything in pictures; we've got to have the real thing.

Every time I make a picture the critics' estimate of American public taste goes down ten percent.

Give me any two pages of the Bible and I'll give you a picture.

God gave us free agency, and then gave us the commandments to keep us free.

I didn't write the Bible and didn't invent sin.

I knew the meaning of 'plot,' 'counterplot,' and 'situation' long before I could read or write.

I make my pictures for people, not for critics.

I win my awards at the box office.

It is impossible for us to break the law. We can only break ourselves against the law.

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

Now, public libraries are most admirable institutions, but they have one irritating custom. They want their books back.

Remember you're a star. Never go across the alley even to dump garbage unless you are dressed to the teeth.

The greatest art in the world is the art of storytelling.

The public is always right.

The way to make a film is to begin with an earthquake and work up to a climax.

There can be no liberty without the law.

What I have crossed out I didn't like. What I haven't crossed out I'm dissatisfied with.

You are here to please me. Nothing else on earth matters. (to his crew)

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