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Lay on, MacDuff, and curs'd be him who first cries, "Hold, enough!".

Levant Oscar


About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Levant Oscar


Here I am, fifty-eight, and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

Oscar Wilde


With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Oscar Wilde


I sometimes think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

Wilde Oscar


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Wilde Oscar


Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Wilde Oscar


Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Wilde Oscar


What excuses stand in your way? How can you eliminate them?

Wilde Oscar


There is no delight the equal of dread. As long as it is somebody else's.

Wilde Oscar


There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. Observe the ass, for instance: his character is about perfect, he is the choicest spirit among all the humbler animals, yet see what rid

Wilde Oscar


It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.

Wilde Oscar


Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Wilde Oscar


Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

Wilde Oscar


The hater of property and of government takes care to have his warranty deed recorded, and the book written against fame and learning has the author's name on the title page.

Wilde Oscar


Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Wilde Oscar


It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.

Wilde Oscar


Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.

Wilde Oscar


The white race is the cancer of history.

Wilde Oscar


I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.

Wilde Oscar


If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Wilde Oscar


In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Wilde Oscar


Don't get the idea that I'm one of those goddamn radicals. Don't get the idea that I'm knocking the American system.

Wilde Oscar


Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Wilde Oscar


It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great.

Wilde Oscar


Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Wilde Oscar


The full potentialities of human fury cannot be reached until a friend of both parties tactfully interferes.

Wilde Oscar


Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

Wilde Oscar


Public use of any portable music system is a virtually guaranteed indicator of sociopathic tendencies.

Wilde Oscar


Any president should have the right to shoot at least two people a year without explanation.

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


Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

Wilde Oscar


Sometimes, too long is too long.

Wilde Oscar


I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Wilde Oscar


The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.

Wilde Oscar


"Lemme show ya the odds, Sparky... In yer country, ya got 14 million black people, and 3 million white people. Now, does the name `Custer' mean anything to you?"

Wilde Oscar


Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Wilde Oscar


The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself.

Wilde Oscar


A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.

Wilde Oscar


We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

o Oscar Levant





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I would have promised those terrorists a trip to Disneyland if it would have gotten the hostages released. I thank God they were satisfied with the missiles and we didn't have to go to that extreme.
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o Oscar Levant
 
 
 
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