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21 quotations by Ivor Novello

QuoteWhenever I am asked if I go to hear my Fortune told, I invariably reply, No. I don't go because I don't believe in it-I believe in it too much!Quote

QuoteWe were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.Quote

QuoteThings which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having.Quote

QuoteThere are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!Quote

QuoteThe public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness, the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.Quote

QuoteThe pictures are designed to portray human emotions, good and evil, fine and tawdry; and it is no wonder that their appeal is so universal.Quote

QuoteThe crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd.Quote

QuoteThe cinema is an institution nowadays, with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.Quote

QuoteThe beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's shoulder? Such is not the always the case, but quite often it is.Quote

QuoteThe average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.Quote

QuoteTelevision, they say, will permit a person to be entertained at home, without the effort of going to a picture house, without the trouble of booking seats, without the presence of other people.Quote

QuoteLove-making is an art which must be studied.Quote

QuoteIt has been argued that British girls are incapable of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament. This, I am positive, is not true.Quote

QuoteI began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.Quote

QuoteEvery blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter.Quote

QuoteBritish girls are as temperamental as Americans.Quote

QuoteAs the growth of the film industry has progressed from humble beginnings to its present important position, the play has prospered.Quote

QuoteAfter the war, in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force, I took up films.Quote

QuoteActors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.Quote

QuoteA visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home, however pleasant.Quote

QuoteA couple of seats at a good picture house cost comparatively little but give a generous return in the shape of freshened minds and freedom from the worries that even the best regulated homes cannot always avoid.Quote