"Gene Fowler" (March 8, 1890 – July 2, 1960) was an American journalist, author and dramatist.

He was born in Denver, Colorado. When his mother remarried, young Gene took his stepfather's name to become Gene Fowler. Fowler's career had a false start in taxidermy, which he later claimed gave him a permanent distaste for red meat. After a year at the University of Colorado at Boulder/University of Colorado, he took a job with The Denver Post. His assignments included an interview with frontiersman and Wild West Show promoter Buffalo Bill/Buffalo Bill Cody. He established his trademark impertinence by questioning Cody about his many love affairs.

Subsequently, Fowler worked for the New York Daily Mirror, and then became newspaper syndication manager for King Features Syndicate/King Features. His later work included over a dozen screenplays, mostly written in the 1930s, and a number of books including biographies and memoirs.

During his years in Hollywood, Fowler became close to such celebrities as John Barrymore and W.C. Fields. Fields, whose animus toward children is legendary, claimed that Gene Fowler's sons were the only children he could stand.

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Sometimes I think [my writing] sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running.

I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.

Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind.

What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins.

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.

He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.

An editor should have a pimp for a brother, so he'd have someone to look up to.

I am the world's worst salesman, therefore, I must make it easy for people to buy.

Whatever one believes to be true either is true or becomes true in one's mind.