„I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„Hollywood is a place where some people lie on the beach and look up at the stars, whereas other people lie on the stars and look down at the beach.“
— Noel Coward English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer 1899 - 1973
Interview with Walter Harris in 1960 reported in The Times (26 May 2009).
— Marguerite Yourcenar French writer 1903 - 1987
„I don't think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much.“
— Joan Bennett American actress 1910 - 1990
Flint, Peter B. (December 9, 1990). " Joan Bennett, Whose Roles Ripened From Sweet to Siren, Dies at 80 https://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/09/obituaries/joan-bennett-whose-roles-ripened-from-sweet-to-siren-dies-at-80.html". The New York Times.
„At MGM there was a first wave of top stars, and a second wave to replace them in case they got difficult. I was in the second line of defence, behind Myrna Loy.“
— Rosalind Russell actress from the United States 1907 - 1976
„This will be the grandest entrance ever made! Hollywood tries to make their stars look important with special effects, fireworks and noise as they enter the stage. HA! Wait till Jesus comes! EVERYONE will stop what they are doing and look up. His entrance will be seen worldwide! There is no “secret coming” found in the Bible.“
— Kent Hovind American young Earth creationist 1953
„I know not which is the most fatal gift,
Genius or Love, for both alike are ruled
By stars of bright aspect and evil influence.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
„Follow you the star that lights a desert pathway, yours or mine.
Forward, till you see the Highest Human Nature is divine.“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
„At terrestrial temperatures matter has complex properties which are likely to prove most difficult to unravel; but it is reasonable to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star.“
— Arthur Stanley Eddington British astrophysicist 1882 - 1944
The Internal Constitution of Stars, Cambridge. (1926). Paraphrased variants: It is sound judgment to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star. It is not too much to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star.
„There's no particular complex that I have about acting in a Hollywood movie if offered. Some would say there's a lot here in our industry for us to go there and suck up to them. I don't consider it sucking up. If I am offered a blink and you miss appearance in a Hollywood film starring Brando, De Niro, Pacino or Nicholson, where I just have to go and hand a suitcase to them, I would simply do it out of sheer veneration for these great and renowned artists. And yes, despite all my success and fame in our industry and nation. There's no vanity I harbour in my mind in order to do that.“
— Amitabh Bachchan Indian actor 1942
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
Context: Every star, and every pow'r, Look down on this important hour: Lend your protection and defence Every guard of innocence! Help me my Henry to assuage, To gain his love or bear his rage. Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, Hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Chill'd with tears, Kill'd with fears, Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee! Queen Elinor in Rosamond (c. 1707), Act III, sc. ii.