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Ben Hecht
(1893-1964) born on
Feb 28
US novelist, playwright, screenwriter. He wrote many novels about city life and co-wrote many Hollywood and Broadway hits, including "Front Page," 1928.
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.

I'm a Hollywood writer; so I put on a sports jacket and take off my brain.
Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.
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.
A man who shows me his wealth is like a begger who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms -- the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: A Child of the Century, bk. 5, "Illustrations by Doré (Gustave)" (1954). "The producer," Hecht explained, "is the shadow cast by the studio's owner. It falls across the entire studio product." H
K: A Child of the Century

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