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    The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.
    — William Goldman
    tags: earth  write 
     
    But this is life on earth, you can't have everything.
    — William Goldman
    tags: earth 
     
    We are men of action, lies do not become us.
    — William Goldman
    tags: men  action  lies 
     
    The enemy is always in the mind.
    — William Goldman
    tags: enemies  enemy  mind 
     
    In Hollywood, no one knows anything.
    — William Goldman
    Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
    — William Goldman
    tags: death 
     
    You can never trust what you read.
    — William Goldman
    tags: trust  read 
     
    Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
    — William Goldman
    tags: death  true 
     
    Cynics are simply thwarted romantics.
    — William Goldman
    tags: romantic 
     
    It's an accepted fact that all writers are crazy, even the normal ones are weird.
    — William Goldman
    tags: crazy  facts 
     
    When I was your age, television was called books.
    — William Goldman
    tags: age  book 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: death  time  writing 
     
    True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.
    — William Goldman
    tags: world  true 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: time  thoughts  wishes  wrong  saying  boys 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: time  people  work 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: world  write 
     
    Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.
    — William Goldman
    tags: secret  heart  garden 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: existence 
     
    You could concentrate much more deeply when you were alone with agony.
    — William Goldman
    tags: alone 
     
    Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning.
    — William Goldman
    tags: work  sleep  night 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: earth  gone 
     
    This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.
    — William Goldman
    tags: world  book  read 
     
    I'll tell you the truth and its up to you to live with it.
    — William Goldman
    tags: truth  live 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: people  memory 
     
    I write out of revenge.
    — William Goldman
    tags: revenge  write 
     
    Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
    — William Goldman
    tags: pain 
     
    There were some things you did, no matter what, and when a friend needed help, you helped them.
    — William Goldman
    tags: friends  help 
     
    If all that's going on in your scenes is what's going on in your scenes, think about it a long time.
    — William Goldman
    tags: time 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: people  live  adventure  die 
     
    But when a girl gives a boy a dead squid - that had to mean something.
    — William Goldman
    tags: girls  boys 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: brain  mind 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: emotional 
     
    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.
    — William Goldman
    tags: people  career 
     
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    william goldman
    Birth    : August 12, 1931
    Occupation  : Novelist