Sunday, February 28, 2010

Meandering freely . . .

Today is the birthday of Ben Hecht (February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964), screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, and novelist.

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

"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

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