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Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Levant Oscar


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Levant Oscar


Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Oscar Wilde


What an artist dies with me!

Oscar Wilde


Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Wilde Oscar


The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

Wilde Oscar


The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Wilde Oscar


The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Wilde Oscar


In my end is my beginning.

Wilde Oscar


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Wilde Oscar


There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Wilde Oscar


Why be a man when you can be a success?

Wilde Oscar


Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short

Wilde Oscar


"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Wilde Oscar


Honesty's the best policy.

Wilde Oscar


The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Wilde Oscar


The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

Wilde Oscar


If God is One, what is bad?

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


Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Wilde Oscar


General notions are generally wrong.

Wilde Oscar


The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars."

Wilde Oscar


It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Wilde Oscar


If while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the necessary qualifications, that field's employment market is glutted.

Wilde Oscar


Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Wilde Oscar


If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Wilde Oscar


[He] took me into his library and showed me his books, of which he had a complete set.

Wilde Oscar


"Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"

Wilde Oscar


Practice is the best of all instructors.

Wilde Oscar


Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Wilde Oscar


The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


I didn't believe in reincarnation in any of my other lives. I don't see why I should have to believe in it in this one.

Wilde Oscar


"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

Wilde Oscar


There's no justice in this world.

Wilde Oscar


"If a camel flies, no one laughs if it doesn't get very far."

Wilde Oscar


Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Wilde Oscar


Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Wilde Oscar


You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Wilde Oscar


Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Wilde Oscar


He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Wilde Oscar


Satire is tragedy plus time.

o Oscar Levant





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The politician is someone who deals in man's problems of adjustment. To ask a politician to lead us is to ask the tail of a dog to lead the dog.
Fuller Buckminster

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