'The death of Valentino is a terrific loss to the screen. He brought it happiness, beauty, and art as perhaps no other has. His loss can never be replaced; there was and can be only one Valentino;a great artist and one of the finest gentlemen it has ever been my privilege to term friend.' -John Gilbert
I have been deeply touched by the many telegrams, cables and letters that have come to my bedside. It is wonderful to know that I have so many friends and well-wishers both among those it has been my privilege to meet and among the loyal unknown thousands who have seen me on the screen and whom I have never seen at all.
I usually played out and out heavies. No one else 'saw' me in any other role. No one else had ever believed I could be anything but a heavy. It was a heavy in a picture with Clara Kimball Young that June Mathis saw me and decided to cast me as Julio. 'There is the man for Julio,' she said, 'He, and no one other.'