"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Harvey Weinstein on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Harvey Weinstein on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Harvey Weinstein on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Harvey Weinstein on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Harvey Weinstein on Joseph Stalin
"It's the golden age of French cinema again but it's because Sarkozy had the guts to push through copyright law."
"I remember when I took Quentin Tarantino with me to a very private screening of the documentary 'Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,' which shows some of the legal irregularities of his case. I was involved by the film, and it was an amazing experience to see people weep at the end of it."
"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."
"They keep the old business. We keep the ongoing business."
"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."
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