Indeed, verbal contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.
Sam Goldwyn, if I remember correctly?
Correct, he also coined these beauties:
Gentlemen, include me out.
That's the way with these directors, they're always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.
Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.
Any man who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head read.
Why should people go out and pay to see bad movies when they can stay home and see bad television for nothing.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
They stayed away in droves.
Don't improve it into a flop!
I don't want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
I read part of it all the way through.
I had a great idea this morning, but I didn't like it.
If I look confused it's because I'm thinking.
Tell them to stand closer apart.
For your information, just answer me one question!
You fail to overlook the crucial point.
In two words, impossible.
It's absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities.
Go see that turkey for yourself, and see for yourself why you shouldn't see it.
A hospital is no place to be sick.
Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
If I were in this business only for the business, I wouldn't be in this business.
I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.
Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.
Yes, but keep copies. -- When his secretary asked him if she should destroy files that were over ten years old.
True, I've been a long time making up my mind, but now I'm giving you a definite answer. I won't say yes, and I won't say no -- but I'm giving you a definite maybe.
I don't care if it doesn't make a nickel. I just want every man, woman, and child in America to see it.
A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.
Can she sing? She's practically a Florence Nightingale.
Let's have some new cliches.
Why did you name him Sam? Every Tom, Dick and Harry is named Sam!
I paid too much for it, but it's worth it.
That's our strongest weak point.
The trouble with this business is the dearth of bad pictures.
You've got to take the bull between your teeth.
We have that Indian scene. We can get the Indians from the reservoir.
I have been laid up with intentional flu.
He treats me like the dirt under my feet.
Let's bring it up to date with some snappy nineteenth century dialogue.
There is a statue of limitation.
I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them at least five years.
Never make forecasts, especially about the future.
I don't think anyone should write his autobiography until after he's dead.
Modern dancing is old fashioned.
This makes me so sore it gets my dandruff up.
Keep a stiff upper chin.
Gentlemen, listen to me slowly.
Don't worry about the war. It's all over but the shooting.
Our comedies are not to be laughed at.
Put it out of your mind. In no time, it will be a forgotten memory.