30 Total Quotes

William Goldman Quotes

William Goldman
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.
William Goldman
#Giving #Meetings

William Goldman
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.
William Goldman
#Hollywood #Baseball

William Goldman
Never argue with your wife about hostility when she's a certified Freudian.
William Goldman
#American Novelist

William Goldman
Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
William Goldman
#American Novelist #Death

William Goldman
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
William Goldman
#American Novelist #Life

William Goldman
The easiest thing to do on earth is not write
William Goldman
#Earth

William Goldman
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.
William Goldman
#Words

William Goldman
Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world -- except for a nice MLT -- mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is lean and the tomato is ripe.
William Goldman
#Love

William Goldman
One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print.
William Goldman
#American Novelist #Books And Reading

William Goldman
You can never trust what you read.
William Goldman
#American Novelist #Trust

William Goldman
Nobody knows anything.
William Goldman
#American Novelist

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
#Meetings

William Goldman
We are men of action, lies do not become us.
William Goldman
#Action #American Novelist

William Goldman
But this is life on earth, you can't have everything.
William Goldman
#American Novelist #Earth

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
#American Novelist

William Goldman
Being a screenwriter is not enough for a full creative life.
William Goldman
#American Novelist #Life

William Goldman
The food costs [were] higher than normal.
William Goldman
#Food

William Goldman
As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential.
William Goldman
#American Novelist

William Goldman
The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.
William Goldman
#American Novelist

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
#American Novelist