Samuel Goldwyn Quotes

Let’s have some new cliches. (When told a script was full of old cliches)

(On being told that a friend had named his son Sam, after him) – Why did you do that? Every Tom, Dick and Harry is named Sam!

We have that Indian scene. We can get the Indians from the reservoir.

I was always an independent, even when I had partners.

I had a great idea this morning, but I didn’t like it.

A hospital is no place to be sick.

Goldwyn: What kind of dancing does Martha Graham do? Associate: Modern dancing. Goldwyn: I don’t want her then, modern dancing is so old fashioned.

Don’t worry about the war. It’s all over but the shooting.

(on a film set of a tenement) Goldwyn: Why is everything so dirty here? Director: Because it’s supposed to be a slum area. Goldwyn: Well, this slum cost a lot of money. It should look better than an ordinary slum.

You’ve got to take the bitter with the sour.