Jay Presson Allen quotes

  • I'm going to be a great film star. That is, if booze and sex don't get me first.
    -- Jay Presson Allen

    #Sex #Stars #Ambition

  • All right. If you insist. I do not sleep with girls. No, no, no, let me be absolutely accurate. I've gone through the motions of sleeping with girls exactly three times, all of them disastrous. The word for my sex life now is nil. Or as you Americans would say, "plenty of nuttin'.
    -- Jay Presson Allen

    #Girl #Sex #Sleep

  • Oh, I know I can sing. What I really want to be is an actress.
    -- Jay Presson Allen

    #Ambition #Want #Singers

  • I'm self-centered, inconsiderate, and what was the third adjective? Oh, yes, and I have this infantile fantasy that one day I'll amount to something as an actress.
    -- Jay Presson Allen

    #Self #One Day #Adjectives

  • But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies.

  • Is it not careless to become too local when there are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone.

  • You know what shows today are missing? Stars.

  • Words are freeborn, and not the vassals of the gruff tyrants of prose to do their bidding only. They have the same right to dance and sing as the dewdrops have to sparkle and the stars to shine.

  • City lights shine bright on my complexion, Self-reflection...red hairs flashing at the intersection. Life is a green light, one star, no script, Supporting actors...fresh peaches, no pit.

  • It [idolatry] nourishes mans ambition to domineer over his fellow man. Idolatry, therefore, is the source of all social and moral evil in the world.

  • It's all about how can you take care of yourself when furthering your life's goals and ambitions, and purpose and whatever you choose - family, career - to maintain a really balanced, whole, healthy outlook.

  • Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.

  • Achievement results from work realizing ambition.

  • Man is in pursuit of two goals: he is looking for happinesse and, being by essence empty ("étant vide par essence", Fr.), he is trying to fill (or take up, - "remplir", Fr.) his life; the latter reason play a more considerable role than we ordinarily think. What we take for vainglory, ambition, love of power and riches (or wealth), is often, indeed, a need to mask this emptiness, a need to let one's hair down (or to live it up), to put oneself on a false scent or trail. (de se donner le change", Fr.