Quotes by: William Goldman

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William Goldman
Goldman at the 2008 Screenwriting Expo
Born (1931-08-12) August 12, 1931 (age 85)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Pen name S. Morgenstern
Occupation Non-fiction author, novelist, playwright, screenwriter
Alma mater Oberlin College (BA 1952) Columbia University (MA 1956)
Genre Drama, fiction, literature, thriller
Spouse Ilene Jones (1961–1991; divorced; 2 children, Jenny Rebecca and Susanna)
Relatives James Goldman (brother)

Never argue with your wife about hostility when she's a certified Freudian.
William Goldman
Yes, I am a failed playwright. I had three shows on Broadway by the time I was 30. They all flopped, and I fled.
William Goldman
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.
William Goldman
As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential.
William Goldman
One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print.
William Goldman
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
William Goldman
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