• "There's something Vichy about the French."
  • "Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having."
  • "We 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."
  • "When the cinematograph first made its appearance, we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered."
  • "The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness, the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors."
  • "The inconvenience, the glaring lights, the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than a real mastery of love technique."
  • "The 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."
  • "Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter."
  • "British girls are as temperamental as Americans."
  • "Behind the footlights there is always the applause, which stimulates the actors. On the screen it is a different matter."