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Budd Schulberg

  • American writer
  • Born March 27, 1914

Budd Schulberg (born Seymour Wilson Schulberg, March 27, 1914 – August 5, 2009) was an American screenwriter, television producer, novelist and sports writer. He was known for his 1941 novel, What Makes Sammy Run?, his 1947 novel The Harder They Fall, his 1954 Academy Award-winning screenplay for On the Waterfront, and his 1957 screenplay for A Face in the Crowd.


As much as I love boxing, I hate it. And as much as I hate it, I love it.




Very few fighters get the consideration of racehorses, which are put out to pasture to grow old with dignity and comfort when they haven't got it anymore.




Conscience. That stuff can drive you nuts.




You either go along with the system - conform to what is expected to be a hit - or you have very tough going.




Hey, you want to hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.




Silence is the sure sign that you're on your way out in Hollywood.




I could have had class. I could have been a contender.




Fights can be dumped in a dozen ways. Sometimes everybody but the fighter knows. Sometimes only the fighter knows.




Living with a conscience is like driving with the brakes on.




You can't eat your friends and have them too.



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