Quotes by Samuel Goldwyn

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Samuel Goldwyn (Warsaw, Poland, July, 1882 (some sources say 17 August 1882, others 1879) – January 31 1974, Los Angeles, California) was a well-known Hollywood motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios.

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If I look confused it is because I am thinking.

The harder I work the luckier I get.
I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job.
I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.
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.
You've got to take the bitter with the sour.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
I don't want yes men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
Why should people pay good money to go out and see bad films when they can stay home and see bad television for nothing?
A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
God makes stars. I just produce them.
From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.
That's the trouble with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.
I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.
A Hospital is no place to be sick.
I hate a man who always says yes to me. When I say no I like a man who also says no.
Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.
I read part of it all the way through.
I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead.
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
That's the kind of ad I like, facts, facts, facts.

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