Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant

American Pianist, Actor

Lived from: 1906-1972

Quotes: Oscar Levant

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    An epigram is only a wisecrack that's played at Carnegie Hall.
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    Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
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    Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
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    I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.
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    Once he makes up his mind, he's full of indecision. [On Dwight D. Eisenhower]
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    Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.
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    Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
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    Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you will find the real tinsel underneath.
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    There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong side.
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    There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
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    Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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    What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
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