Herman Jacob Mankiewicz (November 7, 1897 in New York City — March 5, 1953 in Hollywood, California) was a Hollywood screenwriter and raconteur.
- There, but for the grace of God, goes God.
- On Orson Welles, quoted in The New York Times (11 October 1985)
- Never care what anybody says.
- Told to Oscar Levant, who admitted: "I took his advice with deleterious results."
- I don't know how it is that you start working at something you don't like, and before you know it you're an old man.