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If any demonstrator ever lays down in front of my car, it'll be the last car he ever lays down in front of.

Levant Oscar


I have nothing but utter contempt for the courts of this land.

Levant Oscar


The Anglo-Saxon conscience does not prevent the Anglo-Saxon from sinning, it merely prevents him from enjoying his sin.

Oscar Wilde


Dear Ann Landers: My husband watches the TV preachers every Sunday. He claims one minister said there are 350 different sins. My husband wants to know if you can get the list. He thinks he is missing something.

Oscar Wilde


You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.

Wilde Oscar


There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


I steal.

Wilde Oscar


"I understand this is your first dead client," Sabian was saying. The absurdity of the statement made me want to laugh but they don't call me Deadpan Allie and lie.

Wilde Oscar


"I don't care who does the electing as long as I get to do the nominating."

Wilde Oscar


The Least Perceptive Literary Critic The most important critic in our field of study is Lord Halifax. A most individual judge of poetry, he once invited Alexander Pope round to give a public reading of his latest poem. Pope, the leading poet of h

Wilde Oscar


I try to keep an open mind, but not so open that my brains fall out.

Wilde Oscar


There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

Wilde Oscar


You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

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


It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.

Wilde Oscar


A Polish worker walks into a bank to deposit his paycheck. He has heard about Poland's economic problems, and he asks what would happen to his money if the bank collapsed. "All of our deposits are guaranteed by the finance ministry, sir," the telle

Wilde Oscar


Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organising and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

Wilde Oscar


You always introduce the younger person to the older person, using the wording: "Miss Brown, I'd like to introduce you to an older person" (unless her name is not "Miss Brown"). If you do not know a person's age, ask for a driver's license and a ma

Wilde Oscar


It's no surprise that things are so screwed up: everyone that knows how to run a government is either driving taxicabs or cutting hair.

Wilde Oscar


Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Wilde Oscar


CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Wilde Oscar


The faster we go, the rounder we get.

Wilde Oscar


...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Wilde Oscar


When in doubt, tell the truth.

Wilde Oscar


Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Wilde Oscar


To generalize is to be an idiot.

Wilde Oscar


Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.

Wilde Oscar


Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach, Or what's a heaven for ?

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion.

Wilde Oscar


"Ubi non accusator, ibi non judex." (Where there is no police, there is no speed limit.)

Wilde Oscar


Many a long dispute between divines may thus be abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so.

Wilde Oscar


The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Wilde Oscar


One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.

Wilde Oscar


He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Wilde Oscar


I do desire we may be better strangers.

Wilde Oscar


My own life has been spent chronicling the rise and fall of human systems, and I am convinced that we are terribly vulnerable. ... We should be reluctant to turn back upon the frontier of this epoch. Space is indifferent to what we do; it has no fe

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


But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.

Wilde Oscar


Housework can kill you if done right.

Wilde Oscar


The Army needs leaders the way a foot needs a big toe.

o Oscar Levant





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