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A collection of Samuel Goldwyn quotes and sayings on films, giving, inspiration, writing, work, life, happiness, truth etc.

75 Awesome Quotes By Samuel Goldwyn

Quick Facts

Famous As: Film Producer

Born On: August 17, 1879

Died On: January 31, 1974

Born In: Warsaw

Founder / Co Founder: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Goldwyn Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Productions

Died At Age: 94

Samuel Goldwyn, also known as Samuel Goldfish, was an American film producer of Polish origin. Goldwyn owned several motion picture studios in Hollywood. Goldwyn holds the reputation of being one of the most successful independent producers in Hollywood, who also provided opportunities to young talents. Movies produced by Goldwyn reigned Hollywood during the 30s and 40s, including hits such as Arrowsmith, Dodsworth, Wuthering Heights, The Little Foxes and Dead End. Goldwyn received Academy Award for Best Picture for his drama ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’. His list of accolades includes Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. In 1971, President Richard Nixon presented Samuel Goldwyn with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his outstanding achievements in cinema and arts. We have curated his quotes and thoughts from his films, observations, interviews etc. Read through these quotes from this legendary producer from America.

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn

Coffee isn't my cup of tea.

Samuel Goldwyn

A verbal contract is worth about as much as the paper it's written on.

Samuel Goldwyn

I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.

Samuel Goldwyn

I read part of it all the way through.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

I have been laid up with intentional flu.

Samuel Goldwyn

Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.

Samuel Goldwyn

Television has raised writing to a new low.

Samuel Goldwyn

Let's have some new cliches.

Samuel Goldwyn

No person who is enthusiastic about her work has anything to fear from life.

Samuel Goldwyn

I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.

Samuel Goldwyn

A hospital is no place to be sick

Samuel Goldwyn

If you've got a message, send a telegram.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

I vicariously lived the life of an independent producer from the time I was four years old. And what was always important was writing, writing, writing.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

Modern dancing is old fashioned.

Samuel Goldwyn

I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

I left home at 15 because Hollywood isn't the best place to grow up.

Samuel Goldwyn

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.

Samuel Goldwyn

I can give you a definite perhaps.

Samuel Goldwyn

No agency is better than its account executives.

Samuel Goldwyn

God makes stars. I just produce them.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

Our comedies are not to be laughed at.

Samuel Goldwyn

Every director bites the hand that lays the golden egg.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

Some of the regrets I've had about my own career are things I have not done that I should have done. More than some of the things that I've done.

Samuel Goldwyn

Don't worry about the war. It's all over but the shooting.

Samuel Goldwyn

Spare no expense to save money on this one.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

Please write music like Wagner, only louder.

Samuel Goldwyn

If Roosevelt were alive today, he'd turn over in his grave.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

I hate a man who always says 'yes' to me. When I say 'no' I like a man who also says 'no.'

Samuel Goldwyn

Ill give you a definite maybe.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.

Samuel Goldwyn

Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.

Samuel Goldwyn

It's absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

Go see it and see for yourself why you shouldn't go see it.

Samuel Goldwyn

No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.

Samuel Goldwyn

Include me out.

Samuel Goldwyn

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.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

This music won't do. There's not enough sarcasm in it.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

I never liked you, and I always will.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

Too caustic? To hell with the costs, we'll make the picture anyway.

Samuel Goldwyn

Here I am paying big money to you writers and what for? All you do is change the words.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Samuel Goldwyn

A hospital is no place to be sick.

Samuel Goldwyn

If I look confused it is because I am thinking.

Samuel Goldwyn

A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.

Samuel Goldwyn

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.

Samuel Goldwyn

People always say to me, 'It must have been wonderful coming from old Hollywood, with all those movie stars,' but I never knew anyone. I didn't even know who Charlie Chaplin was. My parents really kept me away from it all.

Samuel Goldwyn