Quotations by Oscar Levant

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Born: Thursday, December 27, 1906
Died: Monday, August 14, 1972 (65 years old)
Profession: Composer
Nationality: American


A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Man, Will)

Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Hollywood, Lies)

Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Time, Desire)

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Happiness, Experience)

I am no more humble than my talents require.
- Oscar Levant

I can remember Doris Day before she was a virgin.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Day)

I don't drink. I don't like it. It makes me feel good.
- Oscar Levant

I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: People, Blame, Envy)

I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Books, Mind, Reading)

I have no trouble with y enemies. But my god damn friends... they are the ones that keep me walking the floors at night.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: God, Enemies, Friends, Night, Trouble, Walking)

I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Day)

I think a lot of Bernstein - but not as much as he does.
- Oscar Levant

I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Chaos, Man, Study)

I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Books, Mind, Reading)

Once Dwight Eisenhower makes up his mind, he's full of indecision.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Indecision, Mind)

Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Indecision, Mind)

Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Roses, Violets)

Schizophrenia beats dining alone.
- Oscar Levant

So little time and so little to do.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Time)

Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you'll find the real tinsel underneath.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Hollywood)

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Democrats, Difference, Poor, Republicans)

There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong side.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Wrong)

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Genius, Insanity)

Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Character)

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Humility, Needs, World)







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