Samuel Goldwyn


Polish-born American Motion-Picture Producer

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I want to make a picture about the Russian secret police -- the GOP.

I've gone where the hand of man has never set foot.

That's the kind of ad I like, facts, facts, facts.

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

I was always an independent, even when I had partners.

Keep a stiff upper chin.

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

What we need now is some new, fresh clichés.

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Let's bring it up to date with some snappy nineteenth century dialogue.

The harder I work the luckier I get.

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

If I look confused it's because I'm thinking.

Let's have some new cliches.

The next time I send a damn fool for something, I go myself.

Why did you do that? Every Tom, Dick and Harry is named Sam! -- When a friend told him he named his son Sam.

If I want your opinion, I'll give it to you.

Modern dancing is old fashioned.

The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.

Why is everything so dirty here? Goldwyn once asked of a film director. When told it was supposed to be a slum, Goldwyn responded, Well, this slum cost a lot of money. It should look better than an ordinary slum.

If I were in this business only for the business, I wouldn't be in this business.

Never make forecasts, especially about the future.

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

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

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

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Polish-born American Motion-Picture Producer