Wilson Mizner Quotes

Most popular Wilson Mizner Quotes

Poets are born, not paid.
— Wilson Mizner

poets

Failure has gone to his head.
— Wilson Mizner

failure

The sure way of getting nothing for something.
— Wilson Mizner

gambling

A trip through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat.

Hollywood

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
— Wilson Mizner
Hollywood is a sewer with service from the Ritz Carlton.
— Wilson Mizner

proverbs Hollywood

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

doubt

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
— Wilson Mizner

faith

Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
— Wilson Mizner

gossip

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
— Wilson Mizner
Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
— Wilson Mizner

research

The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.
— Wilson Mizner

sleep

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork.

tact

Some of the greatest love affairs I've known have involved one actor-unassisted.
— Wilson Mizner

actors

There's nothing so comfortable as a small bankroll. A big one is always in danger.
— Wilson Mizner
Over in Hollywood they almost made a great picture, but they caught it just in time.
— Wilson Mizner

Hollywood

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.
— Wilson Mizner

listening

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research.

research

A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
— Wilson Mizner

critics

When you take stuff from one writer, it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers it's research.
— Wilson Mizner

writing

Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.