Irving Thalberg Famous Quotes & Sayings

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12 Irving Thalberg Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Irving Thalberg Sayings: If it isn't for the writing, we've got nothing. Writers are the most important people If it isn't for the writing, we've got nothing. Writers are the most important people in Hollywood. And we must never let them know it.
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Irving Thalberg Sayings: The most important person in the motion picture process is the writer ... and we The most important person in the motion picture process is the writer ... and we must do everything in our power to prevent them from ever realizing it.
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Irving Thalberg Sayings: Novelty is always welcome but talking pictures are just a fad. Novelty is always welcome but talking pictures are just a fad.
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Irving Thalberg Sayings: Screen credit is valuable only when it's given you. If you're in a position to Screen credit is valuable only when it's given you. If you're in a position to give yourself credit, you don't need it.
Irving Thalberg Sayings: Credit you give yourself is not worth having. Credit you give yourself is not worth having.
Irving Thalberg Sayings: What's this business of being a writer. It's just putting one word after another. What's this business of being a writer. It's just putting one word after another.
Irving Thalberg Sayings: Forget it, Louis, no Civil War picture ever made a nickel. Forget it, Louis, no Civil War picture ever made a nickel.
Irving Thalberg Sayings: The producer beating a new path for himself through the wilderness is going to do The producer beating a new path for himself through the wilderness is going to do the thing 'differently,' of course. But after a while, he looks about him. The territory is unfamiliar, the forest ahead forbidding. Just how 'different' dare he be? He looks at his resources, and then at the established successes of the past. He suddenly realizes he must play safe, be sure. The unknown is a gamble; the known isn't-at least comparatively. The safest plan, obviously, is to follow the trailblazers. So he produces an imitation of one of the current successes. Usually it is a mediocre imitation.
Irving Thalberg Sayings: Compliments you pay to yourself aren't worth having. Compliments you pay to yourself aren't worth having.
Irving Thalberg Sayings: The movie medium will eventually take its place as art because there is no other The movie medium will eventually take its place as art because there is no other medium of interest to so many people.
Irving Thalberg Sayings: No story ever looks as bad as the story you've just bought; no story ever No story ever looks as bad as the story you've just bought; no story ever looks as good as the story the other fellow just bought.
Irving Thalberg Sayings: A story never looks as good as when the other fellow buys it. A story never looks as good as when the other fellow buys it.