Zitat des Tages von Wilson Mizner:
Hollywood is a sewer with service from the Ritz Carlton.
The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
The most efficient water power in the world - women's tears.
Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.
To my embarrassment I was born in bed with a lady.
There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless.
I'd rather know a square guy than own a square mile.
I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.
All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.
I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it.
You sparkle with larceny.
If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research.
Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.
It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.
Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
I've had ample contact with lawyers, and I'm convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own.
A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.
Most hard-boiled people are half-baked.
Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.
I've spent several years in Hollywood, and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
If you count all your assets you always show a profit.
Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
The first hundred years are the hardest.
Art is science made clear.
A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.
In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in.