Quotes by: Samuel Goldwyn

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Samuel Goldwyn
A picture of Goldwyn, prior to his name change in 1916.
Born Szmuel Gelbfisz
(1879-08-17)17 August 1879
Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire
Died 31 January 1974(1974-01-31) (aged 94)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
Other names Samuel Goldfish, Mister Malaprop
Years active 1917-1959
Spouse(s) 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.
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
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
Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.
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 hate a man who always says 'yes' to me. When I say 'no' I like a man who also says 'no.'
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
Color television! Bah, I won't believe it until I see it in black and white.
Samuel Goldwyn
I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.
Samuel Goldwyn
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