William Goldman Quotes


17 William Goldman quotes:



"We are men of action, lies do not become us."
"Nobody knows anything."
"The easiest thing to do on earth is not write."
"Never argue with your wife about hostility when she's a certified Freudian."
"Being a screenwriter is not enough for a full creative life."
"Studio executives are intelligent, brutally overworked men and women who share one thing in common with baseball managers: they wake up every morning of the world with the knowledge that sooner or later they're going to get fired."
"Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something."
"One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print."
"You can never trust what you read."
"But this is life on earth, you can't have everything."
Author: Goldman Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Earth Quotes
"Yes, I am a failed playwright. I had three shows on Broadway by the time I was 30. They all flopped, and I fled."
"As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential."
"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."
"Whoever invented the meeting must have had Hollywood in mind. I think they should consider giving Oscars for meetings: Best Meeting of the Year, Best Supporting Meeting, Best Meeting Based on Material from Another Meeting."
Author: Goldman Quotes Category: Giving Quotes Meetings Quotes
"The food costs [were] higher than normal."
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"Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room alone and doing it. Putting words on paper that have never been there in quite that way before. And although you are physically by yourself, the haunting Demon never leaves you, that Demon being the knowledge of your own terrible limitations, your hopeless inadequacy, the impossibility of ever getting it right. No matter how diamond-bright your ideas are dancing in your brain, on paper they are earthbound."
Author: Goldman Quotes Category: Words Quotes
"To the pain."
Author: Goldman Quotes Category: Pain Quotes



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