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57 Interesting Quotes By Anita Loos

Famous As: Screenwriter
Born On: April 26, 1889
Died On: August 18, 1981
Born In: Mount Shasta
Died At Age: 92
Anita Loos was a celebrated American author, screenwriter and playwright. She is known for her bestselling comic novel titled, ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’. In 1912, she took up writing movie scripts and became the first-ever staff scriptwriter. She was put on payroll at ‘Triangle Film Corporation’ by ‘D.W Griffith’. She penned down various ‘Douglas Fairbanks’ films and also wrote the adaption of Colette’s ‘Gigi’. Some of her popular works include, ‘A Mouse Is Born’, ‘A Girl Like I’, ‘The Talmadge Girls’, ‘How To Write Photoplays’, ‘Fate Keeps On Happening: Adventures Of Lorelei Lee And Other Writings’, amongst various others. Following is a collection of quotations and sayings by Anita Loos which have been extracted from the vast sea of her writings, books, thoughts and plays. Read through the quotes and thoughts by Anita Loos on opposites, thinking, creativity, sex, religion, memorable, chemistry, drinkers, solitary, style, thoughtful, writing, acting, talent and more.

Memory is more indelible than ink.

Anita Loos

I've always loved high style in low company.

Anita Loos

Fate keeps happening.

Anita Loos

It isn't that gentlemen really prefer blondes, it's just that we look dumber.

Anita Loos

A kiss on the hand may feel very, very good, but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever.

Anita Loos

Dorothy is th cool type of temperament who quite frequently thinks that two is a crowd.

Anita Loos

I used to think that looking across a pillow into the fabulous face of Buster Keaton would be a more thrilling destiny than any screen career.

Anita Loos

Show business is the best possible therapy for remorse.

Anita Loos

You can say what you want about the Germans being full of "kunst", but what they are really full of is delicatessen.

Anita Loos

The rarest of all things in American life is charm. We spend billions every year manufacturing fake charm that goes under the heading of public relations. Without it, America would be grim indeed.

Anita Loos

I mean Fanny is almost historical, because when a girl is cute for 50 years it really begins to get historical.

Anita Loos

I've never known a Philadelphian who wasn't a downright 'character'; possibly a defense mechanism resulting from the dullness of their native habitat.

Anita Loos

I don't like diabolism so I stay away from things like Clockwork Orange. I think diabolism is awfully childish. I don't even want to see The Godfather. I couldn't stand seeing that horse's head cut off. I wouldn't mind if it were Marlon Brando's.

Anita Loos

That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail.

Anita Loos

There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants - more than anything else - to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are - and have always been.

Anita Loos

Today there are no fairy tales for us to believe in, and this is possibly a reason for the universal prevalence of mental crack-up. Yes, if we were childish in the past, I wish we could be children once again.

Anita Loos

Gentlemen always seem to remember blondes.

Anita Loos

And a Famous Film Star who is left alone is more alone than any other person has ever been in the whole Histry of the World, because of the contrast to our normal enviromint.

Anita Loos

Nobody can tell about this California climate. One minit its hot and the next minit its cold, so a person never knows what to hock.

Anita Loos

I always say that a girl never really looks as well as she does on board a steamship, or even a yacht.

Anita Loos

I began quite early in life to sense the thrill a girl attains in supplying money to a man.

Anita Loos

Gentlemen prefer blondes.

Anita Loos

And what, for instance, would have happened had Romeo and Juliet lived to middle age, their silhouettes broadened by pasta?

Anita Loos

Tallulah [Bankhead] never bored anyone, and I consider that humanitarianism of a very high order indeed.

Anita Loos

Does this boat go to Europe, France?

Anita Loos

In any service where a couple hold down jobs as a team, the male generally takes his ease while the wife labors at his job as wellas her own.

Anita Loos

...In the past, as now, [Hollywood] was a stamping ground for tastelessness, violence, and hyperbole, but once upon a time it turned out a product which sweetened the flavor of life all over the world.

Anita Loos

I was making love to a man, a man I hardly even know. He was kissing the face off me and I was kissing the face off him. And I found it highly satisfactory.

Anita Loos

Fun is fun but no girl wants to laugh all of the time.

Anita Loos

I once witnessed more ardent emotions between men at an Elks' Rally in Pasadena than they could ever have felt for the type of woman available to an Elk.

Anita Loos

In its heyday, Hollywood reflected, if it did not actually produce, the sexual climate of our land.

Anita Loos

The wrong side of the tracks is livelier.

Anita Loos

Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.

Anita Loos

Men no longer prefer blondes. Today gentlemen seem to prefer gentlemen.

Anita Loos

If Hollywood hadn't existed, Elinor Glyn would have had to invent it.

Anita Loos

If we have to tell Hollywood good-by, it may be with one of those tender, old-fashioned, seven-second kisses exchanged between two people of the opposite sex, with all their clothes on.

Anita Loos

I always think that the most delightful thing about traveling is to always be running into Americans and to always feel at home.

Anita Loos

Sometimes writers of no talent at all can write great acting scenes. Sometimes the very best writers can't write scenes that come to life.

Anita Loos

I've had my best times when trailing a Mainbocher evening gown across a sawdust floor. I've always loved high style in low company.

Anita Loos

Always go to the solitary drinker for the truth!

Anita Loos

There's nothing colder than chemistry.

Anita Loos

On a plane you can pick up more and better people than on any other public conveyance since the stagecoach.

Anita Loos

... a bit of conversational sex makes a pleasant climate for creative effort ...

Anita Loos

A girl with brains ought to do something with them besides think.

Anita Loos

Men are weak and constantly need reassurance, so now that they fail to find adulation in the opposite sex, they're turning to each other. Less and less do men need women. More and more do gentlemen prefer gentlemen.

Anita Loos

Any girl who was a lady would not even think of having such a good time that she did not remember to hang on to her jewelry.

Anita Loos

Fate keeps on happening.

Anita Loos

Gentlemen prefer blondes... but gentlemen marry brunettes.

Anita Loos

I'm furious about the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soap-boxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept very quiet or it ruins the whole racket.

Anita Loos

I don't think the written word is important in movies anymore and the really great movies are done by great directors who in many cases write their own scripts. I think it's gotten to be more of a visual thing than an audible thing.

Anita Loos

One might feel that, at my age, I should look on life with more gravity. After all, I've been privileged to listen, firsthand, tosome of the most profound thinkers of my daywho were all beset by gloom over the condition the world had gotten into. Then why can't I view it with anything but amusement?

Anita Loos

I was born in the theatre. My father was a small time impresario on the West Coast and I was acting from the age of 7, but I started to write when I was 12 and by the time I was 14 I was making more money than I was acting.

Anita Loos

When I was very young and first worked in Hollywood, the films had bred in me one sole ambition: to get away from them; to live inthe great world outside movies; to meet people who created their own situations through living them; who ad-libbed their own dialogue; whose jokes were not the contrivance of some gag writer.

Anita Loos

With a mental equipment which allows me to tell the difference between hot and cold, I stand out in this community like a modern day Cicero. Dropped into any other city of the world, I'd rate as a possibly adequate night watchman.

Anita Loos

So we came to the Ritz hotel and the Ritz Hotel was divine. Because when a girl can sit in a delightful bar and have delicious champagne cocktails and look at all the important French people in Paris, I think it is divine.

Anita Loos

It's true that the French have a certain obsession with sex, but it's a particularly adult obsession. France is the thriftiest of all nations; to a Frenchman sex provides the most economical way to have fun. The French are a logical race.

Anita Loos

From early Colonial days, sex life in America had been based on the custom of men supporting women. That situation reached its heyday in the Twenties when it was easy for any dabbler in stocks to flaunt his manhood by lavishing an unearned income on girls. But with the stock-market crash, men were hard put even to keep their wives, let alone spend money on sex outside the home. The adjustment was much easier on women than on men, who jumped out of windows in droves, whereas I can't recall a single headline that read: KEPT GIRL LEAPS FROM LOVE NEST.

Anita Loos