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

Levant Oscar


Man is the measure of all things.

Levant Oscar


I hate dying.

Oscar Wilde


Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Oscar Wilde


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Wilde Oscar


Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

Wilde Oscar


You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Wilde Oscar


He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Wilde Oscar


It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Wilde Oscar


Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Wilde Oscar


If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house.

Wilde Oscar


Someday, Weederman, we'll look back on all this and laugh... It will probably be one of those deep, eerie ones that slowly builds to a blood-curdling maniacal scream... but still it will be a laugh.

Wilde Oscar


A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Wilde Oscar


Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Wilde Oscar


To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Wilde Oscar


The world has many unintentionally cruel mechanisms that are not designed for people who walk on their hands.

Wilde Oscar


Since everything in life is but an experience perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


This is an especially good time for you vacationers who plan to fly, because the Reagan administration, as part of the same policy under which it recently sold Yellowstone National Park to Wayne Newton, has "deregulated" the airline industry. What t

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


A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Wilde Oscar


Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

Wilde Oscar


Language is a virus from another planet.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


What fools these mortals be.

Wilde Oscar


When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Wilde Oscar


If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Wilde Oscar


The meek shall inherit the earth, but *not* its mineral rights.

Wilde Oscar


The optimum committee has no members.

Wilde Oscar


Well begun is half done.

Wilde Oscar


He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

Wilde Oscar


... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Wilde Oscar


Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Wilde Oscar


The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Wilde Oscar


It is better to have loved and lost

Wilde Oscar


The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

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


If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Wilde Oscar


The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

Wilde Oscar


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Wilde Oscar


Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Wilde Oscar


There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

o Oscar Levant





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If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
Truman Harry S.

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o Oscar Levant
 
 
 
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