Oscar Levant

An epigram is only a wisecrack that's played at Carnegie Hall.

Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you find the real tinsel underneath.

I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.

Happiness is not something you experience, it's something you remember.

Under this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

I am no more humble than my talents require.

I'm a self-made man. Who else would help?

I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy.

I don't drink; I don't like it--it makes me feel good.

There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients.

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.


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