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Lay off the muses, it's a very tough dollar.

Levant Oscar


Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

Levant Oscar


Just weigh your own hurt against the hurt of all the others, and then do what's best.

Oscar Wilde


Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Oscar Wilde


Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Wilde Oscar


I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.

Wilde Oscar


Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Wilde Oscar


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cathedral in Spain: It is forbidden to enter a woman, even a foreigner if dressed as a man. Above the enterance to a Cairo bar: Unaccompanied ladies not admitted unless with husb

Wilde Oscar


Many enraged psychiatrists are inciting a weary butcher. The butcher is weary and tired because he has cut meat and steak and lamb for hours and weeks. He does not desire to chant about anything with raving psychiatrists, but he sings about his gin

Wilde Oscar


I always say beauty is only sin deep.

Wilde Oscar


Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.

Wilde Oscar


Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard. If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.

Wilde Oscar


We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.

Wilde Oscar


I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

Wilde Oscar


Every man is apt to form his notions of things difficult to be apprehended, or less familiar, from their analogy to things which are more familiar. Thus, if a man bred to the seafaring life, and accustomed to think and talk only of matters relating t

Wilde Oscar


Eeyore, the old grey Donkey, stood by the side of the stream, and looked at himself in the water. "Pathetic," he said. "That's what it is. Pathetic." He turned and walked slowly down the stream for twenty yards, splashed across it, and walked s

Wilde Oscar


Sometimes, at the end of the day, when I'm smiling and shaking their hands, I want to kick them.

Wilde Oscar


I would not like to be a political leader in Russia. They never know when they're being taped.

Wilde Oscar


The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money.

Wilde Oscar


If clear thinking created sparks, we could safely store dynamite in James Watt's office.

Wilde Oscar


Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Wilde Oscar


Democrats buy most of the books that have been banned somewhere. Republicans form censorship committees and read them as a group. Republicans consume three-fourths of the rutabaga produced in the USA. The remainder is thrown out. Republicans usu

Wilde Oscar


Heaven and earth were created all together in the same instant, on October 23rd, 4004 B.C. at nine o'clock in the morning.

Wilde Oscar


One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.

Wilde Oscar


The Angels want to wear my red shoes.

Wilde Oscar


Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

Wilde Oscar


Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.

Wilde Oscar


Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

Wilde Oscar


A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.

Wilde Oscar


Believe everything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

Wilde Oscar


The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Wilde Oscar


Two heads are better than one.

Wilde Oscar


Wilde Oscar


Last guys don't finish nice.

Wilde Oscar


When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Wilde Oscar


I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Wilde Oscar


The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Wilde Oscar


Rincewind looked down at him and grinned slowly. It was a wide, manic, and utterly humourless rictus. It was the sort of grin that is normally accompanied by small riverside birds wandering in and out, picking scraps out of the teeth.

Wilde Oscar


In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.

Wilde Oscar


Do you mean that you not only want a wrong answer, but a certain wrong answer?

Wilde Oscar


Dustin Farnum: Why, yesterday, I had the audience glued to their seats! Oliver Herford: Wonderful! Wonderful! Clever of you to think of it!

Wilde Oscar


Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

o Oscar Levant





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