Wilson Mizner Quotations

Wilson Mizner

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

A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.

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

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.

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

Failure has gone to his head.

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.

God help those who do not help themselves.

Hollywood is a sewer with service from the Ritz.

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

I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.

I've known countless people who were reservoirs of learning, yet never had a thought.

I've spent several years in Hollywood, and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.

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

Some of the greatest love affairs I've known have involved one actor, unassisted.

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.

To my embarrassment I was born in bed with a lady.

You're a mouse studying to be a rat.