LowComDom Performances Presents
Samuel Goldwyn, the movie producer who founded Goldwyn Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer was known for his misuse of the English language.
"An oral contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."
"Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined."
"In two words, impossible."
"Include me out"
"I don't care if it (his new picture) doesn't make a nickel. I just want every man woman and child in America to see it."
When Goldwyn's secretary asked him if she should destroy files that were more than ten years old, he answered, "Yes, but keep copies."
When told he couldn't film Radclyffe Hall's "The Well of Loneliness" because it dealt with lesbians, he replies, "All right, where they got lesbians, we'll use Austrians."
"I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong."
"Tell them (the actors) to stand closer apart."
"If I were in this business only for the business, I wouldn't be in this business."
"You fail to overlook the crucial point."
"For your information, just answer me one question!'
"Its absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities."
"Put it out of your mind. In no time, it will be a forgotten memory."
"Go see that turkey for yourself, and see for yourself why you shouldn't see it."
"Can she sing? She's practically a Florence Nightingale."
"Give me a couple of years and I'll make that actress an overnight success."
"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."