william goldman Quotes

The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.
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— William Goldman
But this is life on earth, you can't have everything.
tags: earth
— William Goldman
We are men of action, lies do not become us.
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— William Goldman
The enemy is always in the mind.
tags: enemies enemy mind
— William Goldman
In Hollywood, no one knows anything.
— William Goldman
Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
tags: death
— William Goldman
You can never trust what you read.
tags: trust read
— William Goldman
Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
tags: death true
— William Goldman
Cynics are simply thwarted romantics.
tags: romantic
— William Goldman
It's an accepted fact that all writers are crazy, even the normal ones are weird.
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— William Goldman
When I was your age, television was called books.
tags: age book
— William Goldman
Love is many things none of them logical.
— William Goldman
You have to protect your writing time. You have to protect it to the death.
tags: death time writing
— William Goldman
True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.
tags: world true
— William Goldman
I've been saying it so long to you, you just wouldn't listen. Every time you said 'Farm Boy do this' you thought I was answering 'As you wish' but that's only because you were hearing wrong. 'I love you' was what it was, but you never heard.
tags: time thoughts wishes wrong saying boys
— William Goldman
Nobody knows anything...... Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work. Every time out it's a guess and, if you're lucky, an educated one.
tags: time people work
— William Goldman
A good writer is not someone who knows how to write- but how to rewrite
— William Goldman
One of the easiest things in the world is not to write... If it were easy, everyone would do it.
tags: world write
— William Goldman
Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.
tags: secret heart garden
— William Goldman
Dummy, dummy, go out now and fill your tummy.
— William Goldman
My Westley will come for me.
— William Goldman
Existence was really very simple when you did what you were told.
tags: existence
— William Goldman
You could concentrate much more deeply when you were alone with agony.
tags: alone
— William Goldman
Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning.
tags: work sleep night
— William Goldman
I say you are a coward and you are; I think you hunt only to reassure yourself that you are not what you are: the weakest thing to ever walk the Earth. He will come for me and then we will be gone, and you will be helpless for all your hunting, because Westley and I are joined by the bond of love and you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords.
tags: earth gone
— William Goldman
This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.
tags: world book read
— William Goldman
I'll tell you the truth and its up to you to live with it.
tags: truth live
— William Goldman
People don't remember me. Really. It's not a paranoid thing; I just have this habit of slipping through memories. It doesn't bother me all that much, except I guess that's a lie; it does. For some reason, I test very high on forgettability.
tags: people memory
— William Goldman
I write out of revenge.
tags: revenge write
— William Goldman
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
tags: pain
— William Goldman
There were some things you did, no matter what, and when a friend needed help, you helped them.
tags: friends help
— William Goldman
If all that's going on in your scenes is what's going on in your scenes, think about it a long time.
tags: time
— William Goldman
I don't guess. I think. I ponder. I deduce. Then I decide. But I never guess.
— William Goldman
Let's look on the bright side: we're having an adventure, Fezzik, and most people live and die without being as lucky as we are.
tags: people live adventure die
— William Goldman
But when a girl gives a boy a dead squid - that had to mean something.
tags: girls boys
— William Goldman
Fezzik's in trouble, bubble bubble, His brain is just not in the pink, His mind is rubble, rub-a-dub double, Because everyone needs him to think.
tags: brain mind
— William Goldman
I just know once you're over your emotional outbursts, you'll come up with-' I mean if we even had a wheelbarrow, that would be something,' Westley said.
tags: emotional
— William Goldman
Someone would have to keep his wits, and he had assumed automatically that since Fezzik had so few, he would find retaining them not all that difficult.
— William Goldman
Nobody knows anything.
— William Goldman
One of the things that happens to careers out here is that people destroy themselves because they begin to think they're wonderful. They begin to think they know what they're doing, and the minute that happens, it's over.
tags: people career
— William Goldman