Ivor Novello Quotes


Behind the footlights there is always the applause which stimulates the actors. On the screen it is a different matter.

When the cinematograph first made its appearance we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.

It has been argued that British girls are incapable of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament. This I am positive is not true.

Love-making is an art which must be studied.

A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home however pleasant.

After the war in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force I took up films.

The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.

British girls are as temperamental as Americans.

The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness the deliberate stifling of emotion on the part of many British actors.

Television they say will permit a person to be entertained at home without the effort of going to a picture house without the trouble of booking seats without the presence of other people.

Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter.

I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.

The beautiful heroine might be thinking How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's shoulder? Such is not the always the case but quite often it is.

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 crowd may be influenced easily largely because it is a crowd.

You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd - even if you want to.

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.

Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having.

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.

There's something Vichy about the French.

There are very few misanthropes thank goodness!