David Geffen Quotes

Who is David Geffen?

David Lawrence Geffen is a business magnate known for his record labels and film studio.

Born February 21, 1943

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Best 19 Quotes by David Geffen

“Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn't got money.”

“Everybody in politics lies, but they do it with such ease, it's troubling.”

“I believe we're all in denial about the people we love.”

“I have no talent except for being able to enjoy and recognize it in others.”

“I intend to be me. Whatever that is.”

“I never went to business school. I was just bumbling through a lot of my life. I was like the guy behind the curtain in The Wizard of Oz.”

“I would say that Bob Dylan is as interested in money as any person I've known in my life. That's just the truth.”

“I'd rather kill myself than work in the music industry today.”

“I’ve always thought that each person invented himself… that we are each a figment of our own imagination. And some people have a greater ability to imagine than others.”

“In Hollywood people lie to each other and cheat each other and then go and play tennis. But I don't want to be a tennis player.”

“In Los Angeles, they don't want you to fail, they want you to die.”

“It's easy in music to tell what's good. It's hard to tell what's bad.”

“It's very easy for me to thank everyone for the incredible contribution they've made to my life.”

“Move to California. Malibu is paradise.”

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“My mother taught me to love my work. I learned everything about business from her.”

“The concept known as 'bal tashchit' – 'Do no destroy' – has a special significance in Jewish tradition. We are constantly being warned in our faith that the capricious, thoughtless, wasteful destruction of the elements and creatures of the earth is wrong. We should remind ourselves daily of our responsibility to all aspects of creation.”

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“I was very lucky. My neck hurt and I went to my doctor, who was kind of hip, and he said it was stress-caused and that I needed to learn how to meditate. So I learned how to do Transcendental Meditation.”


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