Harvey Weinstein quotes

  • Some people handle sweets better.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Sweet #People #Handle

  • I learned what I really love is making films, not the film business. I want to be on the set, meeting with writers, I want that freedom. I love it now.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Love Is #Want #Film

  • The secret of making movies is having the strongest possible script.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Secret #Scripts #Strongest

  • It's always tough for me to make a movie, and then sit on an airplane and watch somebody watch it on their phone.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Airplane #Phones #Watches

  • I always loved the creative process, from 'Shakespeare in Love' to 'Finding Neverland' to 'Basquiat'; whether it's serious, or it's comedic, whether it's the 'inside look' at that, it seems to be a theme of what I do.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Creative #Serious #Looks

  • George Clooney's 'Ides of March' could be the most under-appreciated movie of the year. In 20 years they're gonna go back and say, 'Oh, that was American politics in that time period.' I follow politics, I love it, and that movie is so authentic.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Years #March #Appreciated

  • When we talk about Oscars, it's almost as a symbol of excellence, and the American public and the worldwide public accept that symbol.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Excellence #Oscars #Accepting

  • They keep the old business. We keep the ongoing business.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Business #Ongoing

  • There's something about the fashion world that I like, which is, I see a lot of the designers really have affection for other designers.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Fashion #World #Affection

  • There are two things that come very easily to me: rooting for New York sports teams and making mistakes.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Sports #New York #Team

  • Margaret Thatcher made tough decisions. She put people out of work and she stood up to labor unions and she did a lot of things that I did not like.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #People #Decision #Unions

  • I saw 'Tintin' in Europe - it is 'Indiana Jones' on steroids. Unbelievable. What a fantastic movie. Steven Spielberg, you rock the house. And working with those young English guys like Edgar Wright, and also Peter Jackson; what a great combination.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Rocks #Europe #Guy

  • I speak to kids 16, 17 years old, they haven't read a newspaper. They haven't physically handled a newspaper. They don't even look at the headlines on a subway. These kids are on the Internet and the level of news that they're getting is not the quality of 'The New York Times' or 'The Wall Street Journal.' It's way deficient, and they don't care.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #New York #Wall #Kids

  • I want to deal with somebody who comes from another country to the United States and has a family that comes. I don't care if it's a black family from Jamaica or a Hispanic family from Mexico. These issues need to be dealt with, but they need to be dealt with in the entertaining way.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Country #Jamaica #Issues

  • I've been involved with violent movies, and then I've also said at a certain point, 'I can't take it anymore. Please cut it.' You know, you've got to respect the filmmaker, and it's a really tough issue.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Cutting #Issues #Tough

  • We need Netflix. We in the independent sector more than anybody need Netflix, because they care about what we do.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Independent #Netflix #Needs

  • The great thing that guys like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and the Google guys have in common is they treat their technology like it's art, and I suppose in the hands of virtuosos like them, it is.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Art #Technology #Hands

  • I think for us - the Weinstein name, the Miramax name - they've both become synonymous with brands. We have a real winning formula when it comes to championing a different kind of movie, and I think the audience trusts us.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Real #Winning #Thinking

  • Like Rodgers and Hammerstein, I'm not afraid to deal with themes about the ups and downs of life, yet which are still entertaining, and you still feel these stories.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Stories #Theme #Not Afraid

  • To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States of America is pathetic.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #America #United States #Rifles

  • People want to see big, escapist fare. They don't want to be challenged to think.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Thinking #People #Want

  • I'm sure the next time Piers Morgan asks me to host his show again I will ask President Obama to be my guest.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #President #Next #Guests

  • I'm probably the only person who goes to work and says 'Wow, it's really nice here and sweet,' even in the competitive movie business.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Sweet #Nice #Wow

  • You know, for years I used to read about myself. They'd say, 'He has a temper' or 'He's a bully' or something like that, and it always bothered me.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Years #Bully #Used

  • If we don't get gun-control laws in this country, we are full of beans. To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States is pathetic. And I agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It's time to put up or shut up about gun control for both parties.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Country #Party #Gun

  • I wanted to do something inspirational for my children.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Children #My Children #Wanted

  • All my movies got screwed up because of my personality.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Personality #Screwed Up

  • All that self-control stuff, I tried all that stuff from analysts. I went everywhere to these guys, every kind of anger-management, psychologist, psychiatrist. 'Get rid of my temper, get rid of my temper.' And there was only one guy who just said, 'I don't think this is related to, uh, issues. I think there has got to be something wrong.'
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Thinking #Issues #Self

  • I've had such a great track record in making a huge profit when the movies are smaller.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Track #Records #Profit

  • You know, I'm the tough guy with taste, good friends, you know, describe me that I'm the tough guy, period, the way others do. But, you know, I'll tell you, I'm a complete wuss when it comes to my own kids.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Kids #Good Friend #Guy

  • People love a true story and especially a true story where two people from opposite worlds come together.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Opposites #Two #People

  • As a young man, I went to Paris and soaked up many hours of film knowledge from Robert Hakim in my efforts to become a producer.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Men #Paris #Effort

  • Audiences want to see intelligent movies.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Intelligent #Want #Audience

  • Debt can be the most addictive thing in the universe, and it can kill you. You get used to living high off the hog. It was intoxicating.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Debt #Used #Hog

  • I think audiences can deal with these mature themes.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Thinking #Mature #Theme

  • I love it when these Internet dudes say to me, 'Hey man, we just want to be 'content neutral.'
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Men #Hey #Want

  • I hope to continue my friendship with France and its filmmakers for many years to come.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Years #France #Filmmaker

  • I don't know, I'll probably make the first superhero movie that bombs.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Superhero #Bombs #Firsts

  • I don't have to agree with everything a candidate does to support him.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Support #Doe #Agree

  • I always find that when I do something that I like, from my heart, then it works.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Heart #My Heart

  • First of all, I never make a movie for awards consideration.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Awards #Firsts #Consideration

  • Everybody who's played Marilyn Monroe before has gone down in flames. It's impossible to capture Marilyn Monroe.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Flames #Gone #Impossible

  • I think we do have our true, original stories that work. I can tell you that 'The King's Speech,' which we did, became a worldwide smash because people loved the personal story.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Kings #Thinking #People

  • I'm a benevolent dictator.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Dictator #Benevolent

  • You're always fascinated by what you do, and how other people look at it.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #People #Looks

  • I must admit, even though I'm the product of two Jewish parents, I think the Irish temper got in there somewhere, so I'm going to check Mom's genealogy.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Mom #Thinking #Two

  • I just finished my homework fast, I was bored to death. There wasn't 500 channels so there was a thing for a librarian to teach a kid like me about reading. I started reading early and I read all the time, because I love it.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Reading #Kids #Bored

  • I was a camp counselor for kids whose moms were on welfare, unfortunately, and right across the camp was the best, most pristine and preppy camp in the universe.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Mom #Kids #Preppy

  • To me, Romney is Our Idiot Brother, and Obama is The King's Speech. You can spend all the money in the world. If you've got a bad product, it doesn't matter.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Brother #Kings #World

  • It's hard to market a movie when you're at the mercy of critics and journalists.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Mercy #Critics #Journalist

  • People know that I have a great love for cinema. Not just for commercial cinema, but for the 'cinema d'auteur.' But to me, two of the great 'auteurs' are actually actors and they both happen to be French. One is Alain Delon and the other is Jean-Paul Belmondo.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Two #People #Great Love

  • There is nothing like the way people feel after they've seen 'The Intouchables.' They feel amazing. The word of mouth on this film is incredible. It's intelligent-feeling good. You're not insulted by the low-browness or stupidity of some of the humor. It's so smart and terrific.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Smart #Intelligent #People

  • When we talk about Oscars, it's almost as a symbol of excellence, and the American public and the worldwide public accept that symbol. So, a movie like 'The Artist' that costs $14 million, has to go out and compete with movies that cost $140 million. How does David deal with Goliath?
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Artist #Excellence #Oscars

  • I'm the father of four daughters.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Daughter #Mother #Father

  • When you have four daughters, you learn to lose early and often.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Daughter #Mother #Four

  • It's the golden age of French cinema again but it's because Sarkozy had the guts to push through copyright law.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Birthday #Law #Age

  • Every time I do a movie like 'Finding Neverland' or 'Chocolat' or 'Shakespeare' in Love,' we deal with the creative process, but there's humor and fun along the way. I always love that kind of movie.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Fun #Creative #Way

  • You know, my movies are important on an economic basis, on an artistic basis.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Important #Artistic #Economic

  • Roman Polanski is a man who cares deeply about his art and its place in this world. What happened to him on his incredible path is filled with tragedy, and most men would have collapsed. Instead, he became a great artist and continues to make great films.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Art #Men #Tragedy

  • Obama's not embarrassing. The country is embarrassing.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Country #Embarrassing

  • We've been able to access deals that under our former relationship with Disney - with tax advantages and strategic partners - that we just weren't able to do.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Relationship #Able #Partners

  • I'd never made a teen comedy in my life.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Comedy #Made

  • I... grew up in politics and I used to work for the Democratic Party.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Party #Grew Up #Used

  • Last year, when 'Black Swan,' 'True Grit' and 'King's Speech' all grossed over $100 million, it gave studios and independent financiers the confidence to make daring movies and not do the same old you-know-what.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Kings #Independent #Swans