In Hollywood - in Hollywood, you're as good as your last picture.
It is not because I do not love my adopted land - it is the natural feeling of one far from home, who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide, without responsibility, flashing past one like the drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance.
I could not work with a girl who did not have a spiritual quality.
And yet because of my attempt at sincerity I have been condemned, hooted at, reviled; filthy rumors have been circulated about me, not about my characterizations but about me personally, my private self.
I would like to have you quote me, Erich von Stroheim, as having said on this day of this month of this year this one thing: you Americans are living on baby food.
I am just old-fashioned enough to prefer long hair.
I was reared in an atmosphere where a great deal of attention was paid to women's hairdressing.
Bobbed hair makes women look uniform. They lack individuality.
Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed to walk through vast crowds of people, their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.
As soon as I had seen Fay Wray and spoken with her for a few minutes, I knew I had found the right girl.
Fay has spirituality too, but she also has that very real sex appeal that takes hold of the hearts of men.
If I speak of Vienna it must be in the past tense, as a man speaks of a woman he has loved and who is dead.
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