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When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.

Levant Oscar


When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Levant Oscar


Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Oscar Wilde


I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Oscar Wilde


I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

Wilde Oscar


The ideal voice for radio may be defined as showing no substance, no sex, no owner, and a message of importance for every housewife.

Wilde Oscar


The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.

Wilde Oscar


Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

Wilde Oscar


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Wilde Oscar


God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Wilde Oscar


What a bonanza! An unknown beginner to be directed by Lubitsch, in a script by Wilder and Brackett, and to play with Paramount's two superstars, Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert, and to be beaten up by both of them!

Wilde Oscar


Do not use that foreign word "ideals". We have that excellent native word "lies".

Wilde Oscar


The surest protection against temptation is cowardice.

Wilde Oscar


The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Wilde Oscar


God help those who do not help themselves.

Wilde Oscar


As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.

Wilde Oscar


One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

Wilde Oscar


A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Wilde Oscar


Never take a resume seriously. Resumes only make money for the people who write the resumes. No resume ever tells an employer how many times a job applicant has had the clap. Why, indeed, would anyone hire a person based on a resume written by a

Wilde Oscar


Acting is not very hard. The most important things are to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. And if I have to laugh, well, I think of my sex life.

Wilde Oscar


You will remember, Watson, how the dreadful business of the Abernetty family was first brought to my notice by the depth which the parsley had sunk into the butter upon a hot day.

Wilde Oscar


Art is a jealous mistress.

Wilde Oscar


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Wilde Oscar


Mike: "The Fourth Dimension is a shambles?" Bernie: "Nobody ever empties the ashtrays. People are SO inconsiderate."

Wilde Oscar


There's no justice in this world.

Wilde Oscar


It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Wilde Oscar


Gauls! We have nothing to fear; except perhaps that the sky may fall on our heads tomorrow. But as we all know, tomorrow never comes!!

Wilde Oscar


Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Wilde Oscar


It is up to us to produce better-quality movies.

Wilde Oscar


I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

Wilde Oscar


If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Wilde Oscar


The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Wilde Oscar


Scratch the average female and you'll find a purring bundle... at the ready to love and honor, bake a torte and still produce quintuplets.

Wilde Oscar


Better late than never.

Wilde Oscar


What an artist dies with me!

Wilde Oscar


The first requisite for immortality is death.

Wilde Oscar


Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Wilde Oscar


You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Wilde Oscar


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Wilde Oscar


If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Wilde Oscar


Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Wilde Oscar


You can bring men from other parts of the world who are sane. And you know what happens? At the very moment they cross those mountains... they go mad. Instantaneously and automatically, at the very moment they cross the mountains into California,

o Oscar Levant





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o Oscar Levant
 
 
 
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