Top 44 Guild Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Guild Quotes from famous people such as Lisa Lutz, Sherwood Schwartz, Felicia Day, Kato Kaelin, Jon Feltheimer, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Six years after I wrote the first draft of 'Plan B,' I

Six years after I wrote the first draft of ‘Plan B,’ I received my first paycheck as a writer. It included both the $3,000 in deferred option money as well as half the fee for performing the initial rewrite. The amount was scale according to the Writer’s Guild guidelines, but a lot, according to me.
Lisa Lutz
I own all the characters I created, thanks to the Writers Guild, so nobody can do anything without me. The way it works is: If the copyright owners instigate a project, like the movie, then I get a fee as creator. If I instigate a project, like the musical, I pay a percentage to the copyright owners.
Sherwood Schwartz
I’d been in Hollywood for five years before I started writing ‘The Guild.’ I worked enough to pay all my bills. So I was very lucky in that respect. Most people don’t make a living acting.
Felicia Day
I created ‘The Guild’ because nobody was offering me the roles I thought I could do best at in Hollywood.
Felicia Day
People should realize that I shot a Coke commercial back in 1986. So, you know, I’ve been around a long time. I carry my Screen Actors Guild Card.
Kato Kaelin
The Producers Guild represents the creativity, innovation and dynamism that sets our industry apart from all others.
Jon Feltheimer
The American legal industry is a medieval guild in which the prosecutors, bar, and bench join hands to ensure that legal invoices are paid, no matter how excessive.
Conrad Black
MWA and The Author’s Guild refused to accept me as a member.
M. J. Rose
The original ‘Guild Wars’ was heavily instanced: you’d have these outposts where everybody was in, but as soon as you got out of town, it became very lonely very fast because you were going for an instance of you and your party.
Jeff Grubb
In the ’70s, the newspaper guild managed to get people paid what they were worth, but the reporters suddenly became middle class. It’s much more respectable, more uptight, and everyone speaks in guarded tones. And the writing isn’t as good. We always had guys who were failed poets and failed novelists who did it to eat.
Pete Hamill
I’ve become President of the Author’s Guild, and, in part because they thought I had to know what I was talking about and also as a sort of coronation present, they got me an iPad. And I have to tell you, I’m crazy about it. It’s got some bugs, but it’s basically replaced my laptop. I’m very happy with it.
Scott Turow
As a past president of the Writers Guild, I think women shouldn’t write for free. Maybe you have to do it for a time, to make a reputation, but I think the idea of giving your work away is the beginning of authors not being able to make a living.
Erica Jong
In the original ‘Guild Wars,’ one of the big conflicts was the humans versus the charr. The humans and charr are both playable races in ‘Guild Wars 2,’ and they are on the same side, more or less. They don’t hate each other.
Jeff Grubb
I’ve gotten scholarships from the Asian-American Directors Guild of America society and things like that, and those things helped me, even if I didn’t realize how much.
Jon M. Chu
I tell my students that being a writer is like being a member of a medieval guild and that what we are doing is very subversive and very important.
Jayne Anne Phillips
The first thing is that we’re being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They’re trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks.
John Frankenheimer
The Screen Directors Guild was organized solely by and for the motion picture director… We are not anti-anything: The Guild being formed for the purpose of assisting and improving the director’s work in the form of a collective body, rather than as an individual, as was necessary in the past.
King Vidor
As an actor, I get my insurance from the Screen Actor’s Guild by union, and you have to make so much every year to get that type 1 insurance.
Ian Ziering
Being an actor: that’s a pretty big net. That’s a big playing field. The Screen Actors’ Guild is filled with many, many, many, many people and vastly different careers.
Timothy Olyphant
In 1927, if you were stuck with idle time, reading is what you did. It’s no accident that the ‘Book-of-the-Month Club’ and ‘The Literary Guild’ were founded in that period as well as a lot of magazines, like ‘Reader’s Digest,’ ‘Time,’ and ‘The New Yorker.’
Bill Bryson
I would love for models to be protected by a guild.
Tyra Banks
I went without health insurance until ‘Roger & Me,’ basically – from about age 20 till about age 35. With ‘Roger & Me,’ I joined the Directors Guild and the Writers Guild, and since then I’ve had excellent health care managed by the union.
Michael Moore
My Writers Guild of America card is one of my proudest possessions. I was given it after being invited to write the script for a film of my last novel, ‘Me Before You,’ which is being made by MGM. Whenever I look at it, I think, ‘I’m a Hollywood writer!’
Jojo Moyes
The Fable story hinted at a dramatic time before ‘Fable 1’ when the Guild was founded, this would be a perfect setting for ‘Fable 4.’
Peter Molyneux
It’s one thing in this business to actually work. 5 percent of the Screen Actors’ Guild works. It’s another thing to do work that’s satisfying and that people are loving.
Julianna Margulies
Before you approach a production entity or even a potential producer, you should write up a treatment and register your show with the Writers Guild of America.
Penelope Spheeris
I’m a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of Canada.
Robert J. Sawyer
As a director on ‘The Office,’ there’s a tremendous weight that comes with directing features. I was being asked to direct a show that had already won an Emmy for Best Comedy. Steve Carell and the cast had already won the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
Harold Ramis
‘Guild Wars 2’ is a wider world in that we have a lot of different mechanics available for storytelling. We have our personal story, the story of you, which is tailored for your character. You answer some basic questions; you make some decisions early on, and that follows through.
Jeff Grubb
The Screen Actors Guild numbers are frightening: Something like 90 percent of the roles are for men, 5 percent are for livestock and 5 percent are for women.
Melanie Mayron
Nowadays, what an award gives is a sense of solidarity with the poetry guild, as it were: sustenance coming from the assent of your peers on the judging panel.
Seamus Heaney
Proficiency in a craft is essential to every artist. Th

Proficiency in a craft is essential to every artist. Therein lies the prime source of creative imagination. Let us then create a new guild of craftsmen without the class distinctions that raise an arrogant barrier between craftsman and artist!
Walter Gropius
You know, the dirty secret in the Director’s Guild is that the average life expectancy of Director’s Guild members is 57 years old. The stress level is so high and directors are generally really out of shape, cause they sit in the chair and they eat craft service.
Eli Roth
I’m talking to a lot of my industry to maybe try to create a guild and coalition where people, when they retire, would get a pension. We pay taxes through the years, we pay for unemployment, but we don’t have a pension.
Dominique Crenn
It’s important that I know what I’m doing before I assume responsibility over something as significant as the actors’ guild.
Coco Martin
From 1980 to 1990, I shot more films than any other actor in the Screen Actors Guild, apart from Gene Hackman.
Steve Guttenberg
It’s tough to make it as an actor, tougher still to make it as an actress – the Screen Actors Guild is eager to provide the statistics to verify the latter.
Persis Khambatta
Chefs don’t have a union. We don’t have a Screen Actor’s Guild.
Roy Choi
Since it was too difficult to get into the Screen Actor’s Guild in New York, I moved to Miami in 1982 and started a successful career as a television commercial actress, obtaining my SAG card there.
Donna Rice
In ‘Guild Wars 2,’ the dragons are the greatest threat, but there’s so much more going on. It’s a living world; it’s a dynamic world. There are places where you find your piece of earth, and you can develop and play with it.
Jeff Grubb
Even in ‘The OA,’ we had to follow Guild requirements and put ‘directed by’ and the credits, and I’m embarrassed to put my name every time. I mean, who cares. Look it up on the Internet if you want to know who made it.
Zal Batmanglij
I went to an acting class for 3 years. But then I figured out that, since there were already 26,000 actors in SAG (Screen Actors Guild), I could make a better living as a stunt man.
Hal Needham
Well, acting is cheap; I knew all these actors who weren’t in the Screen Actors Guild yet, and it happened that they were all just about thirty years old.
John Sayles
There are 100,000 actors in the Screen Actors Guild. Only 2,000 of them make more than $75,000 a year.
Steve Guttenberg