Robert E. Sherwood, fully Robert Emmet Sherwood

Robert E.
Sherwood, fully Robert Emmet Sherwood
1896
1955

American Playwright, Editor and Screenwriter

Author Quotes

He must be independent and brave, and sure of himself and of the importance of his work, because if he isn't he will never survive the scorching blasts of derision that will probably greet his first efforts.

I remember when I was younger, there was a well-known writer who used to dart down the back way whenever saw me coming. I suppose he was in love with me and wasn't quite sure of himself. Well, c'est la vie!

I've never before had to fight an angel, but I suggest you take off your coat and put up your dukes.

Nobody expects him to be normal?he's a bishop.

That's the whole story of my life: frustration. It's a chronic disease, and it's incurable.

The main trouble [with this country] is there are too many people who don't know where they're going and they want to get there too fast.

The only people who grow old were born old to begin with.

The trouble with me is, I belong to a vanishing race. I'm one of the intellectuals.

To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool.

We all come from our own little planets. That's why we're all different. That's what makes life interesting.

All Hoover had to do in 1928 was to endorse Coolidge. All Roosevelt had to do in 1932 was to point to Hoover.

The happiest miser on earth is the man who saves up every friend he can make.

Author Picture
First Name
Robert E.
Last Name
Sherwood, fully Robert Emmet Sherwood
Birth Date
1896
Death Date
1955
Bio

American Playwright, Editor and Screenwriter