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Quotes of the Day for 27 August 2001 – Samuel Goldwyn

Samuel Goldwyn was born Shmuel Gelbfisz in Warsaw, Poland on this day in 1882, although two other dates are also given in various sources. He became a successful glove salesman after coming to the US in 1899, and produced the first of seventy films in 1914. He had a flair for malapropisms rivaling Yogi Berra, some of them are gems.

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The quotes:

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.

I don't think anyone should write his autobiography until after he's dead.

I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.

Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible.
     - All today's quotes are from Samuel Goldwyn, 1882 - 1974

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