Quotes of the Day for 17 August 2008 – Samuel Goldwyn
Shmuel Gelbfisz was born at Warsaw, Poland on this day in 1882. While living with relatives in England he adopted a less imposing name, Samuel Goldfish. He moved to the US in 1899 and became a very successful glove salesman, but ended up making movies - over seventy of them. Five years after his first picture he adopted the name we recognize: Samuel Goldwyn. Between his high energy and English being his second language, he said some wonderfully absurd things. Some are just absurd, some manage to be profoundly true in their absurdity.
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Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
I paid too much for it, but it's worth it.
I read part of it all the way through.
Flashbacks are a thing of the past.
If I look confused it's because I'm thinking.
Our comedies are not to be laughed at.
There is a statue of limitation.
What we need now is some new, fresh clichés.
- All from Samuel Goldwyn, 1882 - 1974
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