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Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Levant Oscar


For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Levant Oscar


If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

Oscar Wilde


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

Oscar Wilde


If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Wilde Oscar


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Wilde Oscar


Love the sea? I dote upon it

Wilde Oscar


"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Wilde Oscar


The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Wilde Oscar


It's odd, and a little unsettling, to reflect upon the fact that English is the only major language in which "I" is capitalized; in many other languages "You" is capitalized and the "i" is lower case.

Wilde Oscar


I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

Wilde Oscar


There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

Wilde Oscar


It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Wilde Oscar


Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.

Wilde Oscar


Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Wilde Oscar


Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Wilde Oscar


Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Wilde Oscar


"No job too big; no fee too big!"

Wilde Oscar


No group of professionals meets except to conspire against the public at large.

Wilde Oscar


Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Wilde Oscar


Remark of Dr. Baldwin's concerning upstarts: We don't care to eat toadstools that think they are truffles.

Wilde Oscar


British education is probably the best in the world, if you can survive it. If you can't there is nothing left for you but the diplomatic corps.

Wilde Oscar


As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.

Wilde Oscar


The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Wilde Oscar


"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

Wilde Oscar


We can embody the truth, but we cannot know it.

Wilde Oscar


To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland.

Wilde Oscar


The Priest's grey nimbus in a niche where he dressed discreetly. I will not sleep here tonight. Home also I cannot go. A voice, sweetened and sustained, called to him from the sea. Turning the curve he waved his hand. A sleek brown head, a seal's,

Wilde Oscar


Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

Wilde Oscar


Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Wilde Oscar


This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Wilde Oscar


The streets were dark with something more than night.

Wilde Oscar


An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

Wilde Oscar


Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


So so is good, very good, very excellent good: and yet it is not; it is but so so.

Wilde Oscar


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Wilde Oscar


We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Wilde Oscar


Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Wilde Oscar


Playing an unamplified electric guitar is like strumming on a picnic table.

Wilde Oscar


The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

Wilde Oscar


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

o Oscar Levant





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o Oscar Levant
 
 
 
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