Talk:Samuel Goldwyn

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  • [A movie] should start with an earthquake and build to a climax.
  • A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.
  • A hospital is no place to be sick.
  • A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
  • Can she sing? She's practically a Florence Nightingale.
  • Color television! Bah, I won't believe it until I see it in black and white.
  • Destroy the old files, but make copies first.
  • Don't pay any attention to the critics — don't even ignore them.
  • Don't worry about the war. It's all over but the shooting.
  • Every director bites the hand that lays the golden egg.
  • Flashbacks are a thing of the past.
  • For your information, just answer me one question!
  • From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.
  • Gentlemen, listen to me slowly.
  • Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
  • Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.
  • Go see it and see for yourself why you shouldn't go see it.
  • God makes stars. I just produce them.
  • He treats me like the dirt under my feet.
  • How come you did what I told you to do, when you know I don't know what I'm talking about. [Original source: Sherman Dreyer, originator/producer of CBS Radio's University of Chicago Round Table, quoting Goldwyn while Dreyer was later producing a syndicated T.V. show titled Communism, R.M.E. ]
  • I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth – even though it costs him his job.
  • I don't want to be surrounded by 'yes men'. I want people who'll disagree with me, even if it costs them their jobs.
  • I had a great idea this morning, but I didn't like it.
  • I hate a man who always says yes to me. When I say no I like a man who also says no.
  • I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them at least five years.
  • I paid too much for it, but it's worth it.
  • I want to go where the hand of man has never set foot.
  • I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.
  • If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
  • If I look confused it's because I'm thinking.
  • If I were in this business only for the business, I wouldn't be in this business.
  • I'll give you a definite maybe.
  • It's absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities.
  • Keep a stiff upper chin.
  • Let's have some new clichés.
  • Modern dancing is old fashioned.
  • Never make forecasts, especially about the future.
  • Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.
  • Put it out of your mind. In no time, it will be a forgotten memory.
  • Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible.
  • Tell them to put more life into dying.
  • Tell them to stand closer apart.
  • That's our strongest weak point.
  • The A-bomb is dynamite.
  • The harder I work the luckier I get.
  • The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead. (On the death of Louis B. Mayer)
  • There is a statue of limitation.
  • They stayed away in droves.
  • They stayed away in droves.
  • What we need now is some new, fresh clichés.
  • When I want your opinion I will give it to you.
  • Why did you name him Sam? Every Tom, Dick and Harry is named Sam!
  • Why should people go out and pay to see bad movies when they can stay home and see bad television for nothing.
  • You fail to overlook the crucial point.
  • You've got to take the bitter with the sour.
  • What is a reliable source? A book of Literary Quotations for example? Or something else? 195.194.187.132 11:53, 16 September 2013 (UTC)