"Who wants to hear actors talk?"
- H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927
"Forget it. No Civil War picture ever made a nickel."
- MGM executive, advising against investing in Gone with the Wind
"I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper."
- Gary Cooper, after turning down the lead role in Gone with the Wind
"You ain't going nowhere, Son. You ought to go back to driving a truck."
- The Grand Ole Opry's Jim Denny to Elvis Presley, 1954
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