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Goldwyn, Samuel

  • A Hospital is no place to be sick.

  • A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

  • A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.

  • Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.

  • Color television! Bah, I won't believe it until I see it in black and white.

  • Don't pay any attention to the critics-don't even ignore them.

  • Every director bites the hand that lays the golden egg.

  • For your information, I would like to ask a 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.

  • God makes stars. I just produce them.

  • I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.

  • I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.

  • I had a monumental 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 liked you, and I always will.

  • I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them at least five years.

  • I read part of it all the way through.

  • I seriously object to seeing on the screen what belongs in the bedroom.

  • I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.

  • I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.

  • 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 people don't want to go to the picture, nobody can stop them.

  • Ill give you a definite maybe.

  • Include me out.

  • It's more than magnificent - it's mediocre.

  • Let's have some new cliches.

  • Our comedies are not to be laughed at.

  • Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.

  • Please write music like Wagner, only louder.

  • Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible.

  • Spare no expense to save money on this one.

  • Television has raised writing to a new low.

  • That is the kind of ad I like. Facts, facts, facts.

  • That's the trouble with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.

  • 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.

  • The scene is dull. Tell him to put more life into his dying.

  • We want a story that starts out with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.

  • We're overpaying him, but he's worth it.

  • When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.

  • Why only 12? Go out and get thousands.

  • Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?

  • You've got to take the bitter with the sour.