Famous quotes containing the word mankiewicz:

    I’m a schoolteacher. That’s even worse than being an intellectual. Schoolteachers are not only comic, they’re often cold and hungry in this richest land on earth.
    —Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993)

    In a novel a hero can lay ten girls and marry a virgin for a finish. In a movie this is not allowed. The hero, as well as the heroine, has to be a virgin. The villain can lay anybody he wants, have as much fun as he wants cheating and stealing, getting rich and whipping the servants. But you have to shoot him in the end.
    —Herbert Mankiewicz (1897–1953)

    You’re too short for that gesture. Besides, it went out with Mrs. Fiske.
    —Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993)