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Quotations From ANITA LOOS

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  • 1.
    Show business is the best possible therapy for remorse.
    Anita Loos (1888-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Kiss Hollywood Good-by, ch. 13 (1974).
  • 2.
    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 (1888-1981), U.S. screenwriter, author, and humorist. Kiss Hollywood Good-by, ch. 10 (1974).
  • 3.
    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 well as her own.
    Anita Loos (1888-1981), U.S. screenwriter, author, and humorist. Kiss Hollywood Good-by, ch. 2 (1974).
  • 4.
    That's the only good thing about divorce. You get to sleep with your mother.
    Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter, Jane Murfin, U.S. screenwriter, and George Cukor. Little Mary (Virginia Weidler), in The Women (film) (1932). Adapted from the hit Broadway play by Claire Boothe (later Claire Boothe Luce), the movie achieved some notoriety with a cast of 130 women and no men.

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  • 5.
    Does this boat go to Europe, France?
    Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Marilyn Monroe, in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) directed by Howard Hawkes, screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the original novel by Anita Loos (1925).
  • 6.
    Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
    Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Kiss Hollywood Good-by, ch. 2 (1974).
  • 7.
    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 (1888-1981), U.S. screenwriter, author, and humorist. Kiss Hollywood Good-by, ch. 5 (1974).

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  • 8.
    There's nothing colder than chemistry.
    Anita Loos (1888-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Kiss Hollywood Good-by, ch. 21 (1974).
  • 9.
    I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
    Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, "Paris is Divine," (1925). Lorelei Lee's journal entry, April 27.

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  • 10.
    I began quite early in life to sense the thrill a girl attains in supplying money to a man.
    Anita Loos (1894-1981), U.S. humorist, screenwriter, and dramatist. Cast of Thousands, ch. 8 (1977). Loos's husband, John Emerson, was often dependent, directly or indirectly, on her salary.

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