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William Goldman Quotes

I just know once youre over your emotional outbursts, youll come up with-
I mean if we even had a wheelbarrow, that would be something, Westley said.
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Miracle Max: Have fun stormin' da castle.
Valerie: Think it'll work?
Miracle Max: It would take a miracle.

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I am as devoted to adventure now as then, and that's never going to stop.

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May my hands fall from my wrists before I kill an artist like yourself," said the man in black. "I would as soon destroy da Vinci. However"-and here he clubbed Inigo's head with the butt of his sword-"since I can't have you following me either, please understand that I hold you in the highest respect.

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Your father is dying."
"Drat!" said the Prince, "That means I shall have to get married.

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Hello there," Inigo hollered when he could wait no more.
The man in black glanced up and grunted.
"I've been watching you."
The man in black nodded.
"Slow going," Inigo said.
"Look, I don't mean to be rude," the man in black said finally, "but I'm rather busy just now, so try not to distract me."
"I'm sorry," Inigo said.
The man in black grunted again.
"I don't suppose you could speed things up," Inigo said.
"If you want to speed things up so much," the man in black said, clearly quite angry now, "you could lower a rope or a tree branch or find some other helpful thing to do.

— William Goldman

What can I do to improve my personal appearance?" "Start by bathing," her father said.

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Who can know when his world is going to change? who can tell before it happens ... the doors that were slamming shut while others slid into the clear.Who can sense revelation in the wind? What happened was just this :I got hooked on the story.

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The new doctors all agreed on various tried-and-true medications, and within forty-eight hours of their coming on the case, the King was dead.

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It's not important, believe me; the past has a way of being past.

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All right. Your name before mine. You are the greatest sword maker, you deserve to come first."
"Have a good trip back."
"WHY WON'T YOU?"
"Because, my friend Yeste, you are very famous and very rich, and so you should be, because you make
wonderful weapons. But you must also make them for any fool who happens along. I am poor, and no
one knows me in all the world except you and Inigo, but I do not have to suffer fools."
"You are an artist," Yeste said.
"No. Not yet. A craftsman only. But I dream to be an artist. I pray that someday, if I work with enough
care, if I am very very lucky, I will make a weapon that is a work of art. Call me an artist then, and I will
answer.

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No one could be following us yet?" the Spaniard asked. "No one," the Sicilian assured him. "It would be inconceivable." "Absolutely inconceivable?" "Absolutely, totally, and, in all other ways, inconceivable," the Sicilian reassured him. "Why do you ask?

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I don't have to tell you, once you get a corpse really caught up in conversation, your battle's half over.

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Being a screenwriter is not enough for a full creative life.

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Get used to disappointment.

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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

Life is difficult.
Anyone who says different is
trying to sell you something.

— William Goldman

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