quote by Hanif Kureishi

Harvey [Weinstein] didn't want to release [MY SON THE FANATIC]; he held it for two years because he wanted a happy ending, although I don't know what that means. Does that mean the taxi driver leaves his wife or doesn't leave his wife? I think it has a happy ending.

— Hanif Kureishi

Inspiring Weinstein quotations

Because I'm fat, people believe I'm somehow vulnerable and easy to handle in a negotiation. Ever try to negotiate with a fat guy? We can be mean: Marvin Davis, Harvey Weinstein, Hermann Goering. No one screws around with us for long.


[Harvey] Weinstein appointed himself as the arbiter of your family safety.

When was the last time his life was in danger, probably choking on a veal chop. He doesn't need a gun because he has security. He travels in rarified air. His feet never touch the street - feet, mind you, that he can't see because he's a corpulent cretin.

They say now in America that final cut doesn't mean anything.

As Harvey Weinstein said to some film-maker, 'You can have final cut. I'll open your film in Arkansas.'

The thing that's great about those guys at Miramax is the Weinstein brothers.

They are the two funniest guys I've ever met in my life.

I have worked with a lot of different great people.

One of the things my partner, my manager Judy Weinstein, instilled in [David] Morales and myself is that the quality goes in before the name goes home.


Meet them once and you're innocent; meet them twice and you're not. So if you see me having drinks again with Harvey Weinstein then, okay, you've got me.

I want to express our grieve and condolences to the families of two hostages: one American, Dr. Warren Weinstein and an Italian Giovanni LaPorto who were tragically killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation.

Harvey Weinstein bought our film, and he's an animal.

He's got us out there campaigning and everything because honestly it's a silent black-and-white film.

One of the things I like enormously about Bob Weinstein is that that he's the only studio head I have ever known who will change his mind and say he was wrong.

I heard Bob Weinstein actually likened actors to baseball players.

You work for a while then all of a sudden you go through a dry spell.


It's not my job. The Weinstein company, it's their job to convince people. My job was to make the movie. That's what I did. I know what we did in France was to have the maximum screenings just to let people talk about the movie and say they enjoyed the movie.

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.

American Sniper focuses on a soldier with 160 kills, or as Harvey Weinstein calls it, a slow morning.

Sometimes Harvey Weinstein will let me use the Miramax jet if I'm opening a supermarket for him.

Hervey (Weinstein) thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today.