Moss Hart Quotes

Most popular Moss Hart Quotes

Self-deception is sometimes as necessary a tool as a crowbar.


All the mistakes I ever made in my life were when I wanted to say no and said yes.

saying no saying Yes

Far more quickly than reason and logic, irony can penetrate rage and puncture self-pity.


The only credential the city asked was the boldness to dream.  For those who did, it unlocked its gates and its treasures, not caring who they were or where they came from.

dreams New York City

I have always understood the unbelieving look in the eyes of those whom success touches early—it is a look half fearful, as though the dream were still in the process of being dreamed and to move or to speak would shatter it.


Generosity does not flower easily or often in the rocky soil of the theatre.  Few are uncorrupted by its ceaseless warfare over credit and billing, its jealousies and envies, its constant temptations toward pettiness and mean-spiritedness.

generosity theater