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Oscar Levant (1906 – 1972)


American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor.
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Oscar Levant
There is a thin line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
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The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
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An epigram is only a wisecrack that's played at Carnegie Hall.




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I once said cynically of a politician, "He'll double-cross that bridge when he comes to it."
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It's not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
Oscar Levant
I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.
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I am no more humble than my talents require.
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I don't drink liquor. I don't like it. It makes me feel good.
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Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood.
Oscar Levant
Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you will find the real tinsel underneath.




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I envy people who drink — at least they know what to blame everything on.
Oscar Levant
Once he makes up his mind, he's full of indecision.
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I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients.
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What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.
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It is not always possible to predict the response of a doting Jewish mother. Witness the occasion on which the late piano virtuoso Oscar Levant telephoned his mother with some important news. He had proposed to his beloved and been accepted. Replied Mother Levant: “Good, Oscar, I’m happy to hear it. But did you practice today?”
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The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
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I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy.
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