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Samuel Goldwyn

March 31st, 2006 by Laura Moncur in Biography

Samuel GoldwynBorn in Warsaw, Poland, Samuel Goldwyn came to the United States at the age of 16 without a penny to his name. Within twenty years, he was one of most influential movie producers of his time.

He was the producer of over 125 films including:

He’s best known for the things that he did (and didn’t) say. One of the most misquoted people in history, he actually sent press releases with “quotations” thought up by his staff. Here at The Quotations Page, we have strived to only include quotations from Samuel Goldwyn that he actually said. Here are some of my favorites:

For a more detailed biography of Samuel Goldwyn, see his Wikipedia entry:

For all of the quotations from Samuel Goldwyn, click here:

RIP: Stanislaw Lem

March 28th, 2006 by Michael Moncur in Biography

Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem passed away yesterday at the age of 84. He was best known as the author of Solaris, which was made into a film in 1972, and again in 2002.

Lem is seldom quoted. You might disagree if you search for Lem quotations, but I can assure you that most of those are incorrectly attributed to Lem and actually come from Polish writer Stanislaw J. Lec. We’ve only been able to source three verifiable Stanislaw Lem quotations:

[via metafilter]

My favorite quotations: Friedrich Nietzsche

March 23rd, 2006 by Michael Moncur in Biography

German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche is best known for philosophical works like Also Sprach Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and The Antichrist, and his best-known quotations are probably “What does not destroy me makes me stronger” and “God is dead.” Personally, I appreciate him more for his comedy. The following are a few of my favorite Nietzsche quotations.

More about Nietzsche:

Og Mandino

March 16th, 2006 by Laura Moncur in Biography

When I was a real estate agent, I read every sales book I could get my hands on, from Napoleon Hill to Zig Ziglar. I avoided Og Mandino’s book, “The Greatest Salesman in the World” because I thought it was too Christian for my taste. Sadly, because of this, I missed out on some of the greatest inspirational writings.

For all of Og Mandino’s quotations, see here:

Og Mandino Quotes – The Quotations Page

For a biography of Og Mandino:

Og Mandino – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Og Mandino – Greatest Salesman Home Page

Betty Friedan

February 24th, 2006 by Laura Moncur in Biography

Betty FriedanOn February 4th, Betty Friedan died. She was 85 years old and her contributions to the women’s movement were phenomenal. Can you imagine my surprise when I realized that the Quotations Page had NO quotations from her?!

The Feminine MystiqueShe was the author of the book, The Feminine Mystique and her work helped millions of women stop living their lives through their husbands and children and start fulfilling their own dreams.

Over the past two weeks, I have been dilligently adding quotations from her and other pioneers of the women’s movement and you can enjoy them here:

For a biography of Betty Friedan:

Via: Blog of Death: Betty Friedan

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