Quotes by: William Goldman
Goldman at the 2008 Screenwriting Expo
August 12, 1931 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
||Non-fiction author, novelist, playwright, screenwriter
Oberlin College (BA 1952)
Columbia University (MA 1956)
||Drama, fiction, literature, thriller
||Ilene Jones (1961–1991; divorced; 2 children, Jenny Rebecca and Susanna)
||James Goldman (brother)
Never argue with your wife about hostility when she's a certified Freudian.
Yes, I am a failed playwright. I had three shows on Broadway by the time I was 30. They all flopped, and I fled.
There is one crucial rule that must be followed in all creative meetings. Never speak first. At least at the start, your job is to shut up.
As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential.
One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print.
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.