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Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

Levant Oscar


Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *___and* fresher

Levant Oscar


"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

Oscar Wilde


I dote on his very absence.

Oscar Wilde


If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.

Wilde Oscar


Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation."

Wilde Oscar


"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *___can* you believe?!"

Wilde Oscar


Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.

Wilde Oscar


Character is what you are in the dark!

Wilde Oscar


I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend than be one.

Wilde Oscar


Haste makes waste.

Wilde Oscar


"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Wilde Oscar


I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing...

Wilde Oscar


There are two kinds of fool. One says, "This is old, and therefore good." And one says, "This is new, and therefore better"

Wilde Oscar


Remember folks. Street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.

Wilde Oscar


The difference between a misfortune and a calamity? If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, it would be a calamity.

Wilde Oscar


The Crown is full of it!

Wilde Oscar


Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.)

Wilde Oscar


Must I hold a candle to my shames?

Wilde Oscar


A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

Wilde Oscar


Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.

Wilde Oscar


The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

Wilde Oscar


Life is a concentration camp. You're stuck here and there's no way out and you can only rage impotently against your persecutors.

Wilde Oscar


"Well, it's garish, ugly, and derelicts have used it for a toilet. The rides are dilapidated to the point of being lethal, and could easily maim or kill innocent little children." "Oh, so you don't like it?" "Don't like it? I'm CRAZY for it."

Wilde Oscar


"When are you BUTTHEADS gonna learn that you can't oppose Gestapo tactics *with* Gestapo tactics?"

Wilde Oscar


They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

Wilde Oscar


Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Wilde Oscar


War is like love, it always finds a way.

Wilde Oscar


They also serve who only stand and wait.

Wilde Oscar


It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.

Wilde Oscar


If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Wilde Oscar


In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long ... se

Wilde Oscar


In the misfortune of our friends we find something that is not displeasing to us.

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 I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way.

Wilde Oscar


WE'RE GOING TO THROW THE MX AWAY AFTER WE BUILD IT. The MX is really [Don't tell anybody!] just a "bargaining chip" in the nuclear-arms- reduction talks with the Russians. See, we have a problem with the Russians. They look at our leaders and they

Wilde Oscar


The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand.

Wilde Oscar


We were young and our happiness dazzled us with its strength. But there was also a terrible betrayal that lay within me like a Merle Haggard song at a French restaurant. [...] I could not tell the girl about the woman of the tollway, of her milk w

Wilde Oscar


I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Wilde Oscar


Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

Wilde Oscar


We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.

Wilde Oscar


She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way a midget is good at being short.

o Oscar Levant





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Life is a concentration camp. You're stuck here and there's no way out and you can only rage impotently against your persecutors.
Allen Woody

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o Oscar Levant
 
 
 
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