Zitat des Tages von Samuel Goldwyn:
Don't pay any attention to the critics - don't even ignore them.
The independents who were our fiercest competitors all succumbed to the one-hit-makes-you-a-genius philosophy. It is a mistake to think you have the magic touch. Show business is roulette. If you start to play for stakes you can't afford, there's no way you can survive.
We want a story that starts out with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.
I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job.
I seriously object to seeing on the screen what belongs in the bedroom.
Modern dancing is old fashioned.
Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
I never liked you, and I always will.
The scene is dull. Tell him to put more life into his dying.
It's absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities.
Don't worry about the war. It's all over but the shooting.
It's more than magnificent - it's mediocre.
For your information, I would like to ask a question.
The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.
We're overpaying him, but he's worth it.
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.
Here I am paying big money to you writers and what for? All you do is change the words.
I was always an independent, even when I had partners.
I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.
The Oscars are a lot different when you are a nominee. You walk around with this big smile on your face, and everyone, even people who work for rival film companies, tells you they voted for you.
I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them at least five years.
No agency is better than its account executives.
Too caustic? To hell with the costs, we'll make the picture anyway.
A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.
You've got to take the bitter with the sour.
I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.
Ill give you a definite maybe.
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.
Include me out.
I hate a man who always says 'yes' to me. When I say 'no' I like a man who also says 'no.'
This music won't do. There's not enough sarcasm in it.
If people don't want to go to the picture, nobody can stop them.
Spare no expense to save money on this one.