He Never Said This!
I have found several quotes attributed to Leslie Howard in various sites which sound extremely improbable to me. Some of those phrases are evidently out of place: there are several quotes clearly pronounced by a basketball player and not by an actor (for instance, here: http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/Leslie_Howard/). Other are simply preposterous. Obviously, the source of those quotes is never cited, and this is the first reason for my doubts about their reliability.
Now, let’s try and research one of those sentences in Google. Sometimes the results of these experiments are amazing.
|In the love of a good woman you have everything, all the wonders of the ages, the brown skinned girls who inflame your senses with their play; the cool, yellow-haired women who entice and escape you; the gentle ones who serve you; the slender ones who torment you; the mothers who bore and suckled you;–all women whom God created out of the teeming fullness of the earth are yours in the love of one women. — Quote attributed to Leslie Howard listed in IMDB, Leslie Howard: Quotes|
|REMBRANDT: He had a vision once. A creature half-child, half-woman, half-angel, half-lover brushed against him. And of a sudden he knew that when one woman gives herself to you, you possess all women. Women of every age and race and kind, and more than that, the moon, the stars, all miracles and legends are yours. Brown-skinned girls who inflame your senses with their play, cool yellow-haired women who entice and escape you, gentle ones who serve you, slender ones who torment you, the mothers who bore and suckled you; all women whom God created out of the teeming fullness of the earth, are yours in the love of one woman. – A quote from the film Rembrandt, on the site Jack’s Pipe|
Before circulating other “quotes”, please check the source twice. Leslie Howard will be grateful to you for not putting other nonsense in his mouth.