Hollywood Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hollywood quotes, hollywood sayings, and hollywood proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.     

Marilyn Monroe

In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy.     

Johnny Carson

Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.     

Marlon Brando

What's the difference between Hollywood characters and my characters? Mine are real.     

Spike Lee

The classy gangster is a Hollywood invention.     

Orson Welles

The impact of the black audience is expressing itself. They look to films to be more expressive of their needs, their lives. Hollywood has gotten that message - finally.     

Sidney Poitier

You can think of Hollywood as high school. TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors, and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.     

Owen Wilson

In Hollywood, brides keep the bouquets and throw away the groom.     

Groucho Marx

Hollywood has a way of making everything seem like an overnight success.     

Kevin Hart

Romantic comedies seem to take over where the fairytales of childhood left off, feeding our dreams of a soulmate; though, sadly, the Hollywood endings prove quite elusive in the real world.     

Mariella Frostrup

Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.     

Oscar Levant

Hollywood is where they shoot too many pictures and not enough actors.     

Walter Winchell

Hollywood hasn't changed. It is the most racist, anti-Indian institution in the world.     

Russell Means

In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo.     

Marilyn Monroe

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.     

Hedy Lamarr

Hollywood, what a place it is! It is so far away from the rest of the world, so narrow. No one thinks of anything but motion pictures or talks of anything else.     

Dolores Del Rio

It is no surprise that animation is Hollywood's most successful and innovative genre.     

Dwayne Johnson

Hollywood likes to put actors in boxes, and it likes to put Asian actors in really small boxes.     

Sandra Oh

In Hollywood, the rainbow hits the ground for composers.     

Hoagy Carmichael

Hollywood is a strange place if you're in trouble. Everybody thinks it's contagious.     

Judy Garland

Certainly the attrition rate of Hollywood couples looms large.     

Brad Pitt

If only those who dream about Hollywood knew how difficult it all is.     

Greta Garbo

In Hollywood, no one knows anything.     

William Goldman

Hollywood is an extraordinary kind of temporary place.     

John Schlesinger

Liberals in Hollywood can't stand when Americans resonate to conservatives on television.     

Ben Shapiro

Like Hollywood movies, MTV and blue jeans, fast food has become one of America's major cultural exports.     

Eric Schlosser

In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing. Will Rogers     

Will Rogers

In Hollywood you can see things at night that are fast enough to be in the Olympics in the day time.     

Will Rogers