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It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Levant Oscar


Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice... moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Levant Oscar


I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Oscar Wilde


Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing - and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.

Oscar Wilde


"All snakes who wish to remain in Ireland will please raise their right hands."

Wilde Oscar


This night methinks is but the daylight sick.

Wilde Oscar


But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

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


It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Wilde Oscar


Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.

Wilde Oscar


"I wonder", he said to himself, "what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet

Wilde Oscar


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Wilde Oscar


The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.

Wilde Oscar


No television performance takes as much preparation as an off-the-cuff talk.

Wilde Oscar


Liberals are the first to dump you if you con them or get into trouble. Conservatives are better. They never run out on you.

Wilde Oscar


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 (If it works, it's out of date.)

Wilde Oscar


It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Wilde Oscar


Lay off the muses, it's a very tough dollar.

Wilde Oscar


In the long run we are all dead.

Wilde Oscar


Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Wilde Oscar


One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Wilde Oscar


Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Wilde Oscar


Such evil deeds could religion prompt.

Wilde Oscar


Mum's the word.

Wilde Oscar


"If we relied conclusively on scientific data for every one of our findings, I'm afraid all of our work would be inconclusive."

Wilde Oscar


All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.

Wilde Oscar


We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.

Wilde Oscar


The superfluous is very necessary.

Wilde Oscar


Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

Wilde Oscar


You may have heard that a dean is to faculty as a hydrant is to a dog.

Wilde Oscar


Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.

Wilde Oscar


Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton

Wilde Oscar


Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Wilde Oscar


"Go on, girl! You'll never get a better chance to buy Jif at this price. *Carpe diem*, babe!"

Wilde Oscar


When you jump for joy, beware that no-one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

Wilde Oscar


A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space.

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 end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Wilde Oscar


The faster we go, the rounder we get.

Wilde Oscar


They can't stop us... we're on a mission from God!

Wilde Oscar


The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Wilde Oscar


If the church put in half the time on covetousness that it does on lust, this would be a better world.

o Oscar Levant





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