17 Total Quotes

Vincent Canby Quotes

Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.
Vincent Canby
#American Critic #Curiosity

Through the magic of motion pictures, someone who's never left Peoria knows the softness of a Paris spring, the color of a Nile sunset, the sorts of vegetation one will find along the upper Amazon and that Big Ben has not yet gone digital.
Vincent Canby
#Magic #Technology

[His acting] remains forever fixed in a time that never dates.
Vincent Canby
#Acting And Actors

His acting remains forever fixed in a time that never dates.
Vincent Canby
#American Critic #Acting And Actors

Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives.
Vincent Canby
#American Critic #Events

It is guaranteed to put all teeth on edge, including George Washington's, wherever they might be.
Vincent Canby
#American Critic

Miss Dietrich is not so much a performer as a one-woman environment.
Vincent Canby
#Environment

She was a woman attempting to make some sense of, and get some satisfaction from, a life that seemed to have no more logic than a roulette wheel.
Vincent Canby
#Life #American Critic

She may be the only leading lady in America today with the ability to cross one eye without moving the other.
Vincent Canby
#Ability

Radio wasn't outside our lives. It coincided with and helped to shape our childhood and adolescence. As we slogged toward maturity, it also grew up and turned into television, leaving behind, like dead skin, transistorized talk-radio and nonstop music...
Vincent Canby
#Adolescence

Marlon Brando has finally connected with a character and a film that need not embarrass America's most complex, most idiosyncratic film actor.
Vincent Canby
#Character

We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.
Vincent Canby
#American Critic