8 Quotes about Hollywood from Books

Hello. I am Deepak Kundu, an avid book reader and quotes collector. Here is a list of 8 quotes about Hollywood that I liked and saved from various books. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Hollywood Quotes

I know instantly whether I should take a role. If my skin tingles as I read the script, then it is absolutely something I must do. But if my stomach churns, I do not touch the project, because if I did, I’d end up on a psychiatrist’s couch. Either my spirit can take the story or it cannot, and my senses have never misled me.

from Just as I Am book by Cicely Tyson

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We’re all storytellers in the movie business. That’s what we do. We play make-believe. And when we do it well, we make you believe.

from Greenlights book by Matthew McConaughey

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I am a Black man in Hollywood—in order to sustain my position, I can’t get caught slipping, not even once.

from Will book by Will Smith


We’re all whores, really, in some way or another. At least in Hollywood.

from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo book by Taylor Jenkins Reid


In Hollywood, if you pass on too many projects, they may quit asking. If you step out of your lane, and turn your back on what you’re successful at, the industry can turn its back on you. They don’t mind seeing you miss the bus because there’s plenty of people to take your seat. Again, it’s not personal, it’s just business.

from Greenlights book by Matthew McConaughey


There’s a lot of talk about big breaks in Hollywood, but so far I haven’t experienced that. Instead, I’ve experienced a bunch of little breaks that trickle in just as I’m almost positive I won’t catch one again. Mom says Hollywood’s like a bad boyfriend. “They keep stringing you along without making any type of formal commitment.” I’m not exactly sure what this means, but it sounds right.

from I’m Glad My Mom Died book by Jennette McCurdy


Here’s the thing about Hollywood. It’s both a place and a feeling.

from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo book by Taylor Jenkins Reid

It’s better to play your own game in the business of Hollywood than to do your business playing Hollywood’s game.

from Greenlights book by Matthew McConaughey