Moss Hart


Moss Hart Quotes

  • ''Nobody bores any man as much as an unhappy female.''
    Moss Hart (1904-1961), U.S. dramatist. Anne (Celeste Holm), Gentleman's Agreement (1947).
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  • ''I'm ashamed of myself and this magazine too. The sloppy, slovenly notion that everybody's busy doing bigger things. Well, there just isn't anything bigger than beating down the complacence of essentially decent people about prejudice. Yes, I'm ashamed of myself.''
    Moss Hart (1904-1961), U.S. dramatist. John Minify (Albert Dekker), Gentleman's Agreement, the editor-in-chief discovers that his magazine has no openly Jewish secretaries (1947).
  • ''I got it! The lead, the idea, the angle. It's the way, it's the only way. I'll, I'll be Jewish.... I've even got the title: "I Was Jewish For Six Months."''
    Moss Hart (1904-1961), U.S. dramatist. Phil Green (Gregory Peck), Gentleman's Agreement, when he hits upon the idea of posing as a Jew for a magazine article (1947).
  • ''He's the kind of fellow I'd be if I were a Jew, isn't he?''
    Moss Hart (1904-1961), U.S. dramatist. Phil Green (Gregory Peck), Gentleman's Agreement, speaking of his Jewish friend, Dave (John Garfield), 1947.
  • ''Words like yid and kike and kikey and nigger and coon make me kind of sick, no matter who says them.''
    Moss Hart (1904-1961), U.S. dramatist. Phil Green (Gregory Peck), Gentleman's Agreement, to Miss Wales (June Havoc) (1947).

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