Quotes by: Samuel Goldwyn
A picture of Goldwyn, prior to his name change in 1916.
17 August 1879
Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire
||31 January 1974
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
||Samuel Goldfish, Mister Malaprop
||Blanche Lasky (1910-1915; divorced; 1 child)
Frances Howard (1925-1974; his death; 1 child)
Here I am paying big money to you writers and what for? All you do is change the words.
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.
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.
Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.
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.
I hate a man who always says 'yes' to me. When I say 'no' I like a man who also says 'no.'
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.
Color television! Bah, I won't believe it until I see it in black and white.
I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.