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Wilson Mizner (1876 – 1933)


American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur.
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Wilson Mizner
Florida was invented for Addison Mizner's little brother.
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If you copy from one author, it's plagiarism. If you copy from two, it's research.
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It's getting so people no longer count the silverware when I come to dinner.




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Treat a whore like a lady and a lady like a whore.
Mizner Wilson
Harry Thaw shot the wrong architect.
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Be nice to people on the way up because you'll meet them on the way down.
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Tell 'em to count to ten over him and he'll get up.
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That man was so much larger than life that there's no scale by which to measure him. Most of Wilson's dialogue, if put down on paper, seems either vulgar or obscene.
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To my embarrassment I was born in bed with a lady.
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You can't be a rascal for 40 years and then cop a plea the last minute. God keeps better books than that.
Wilson Mizner
America's most fascinating outlaw.




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Stop dying. Am trying to write a comedy.
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A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.
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Faith is a wonderful thing, but doubt gets you an education.
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...a trip through a sewer in a glass-bottom boat.
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I want a priest, a rabbi and a Protestant minister. I want to hedge my bets.
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