Oscar Levant
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"Oscar Levant" was an American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor. He was as famous for his w:wiktionary:mordant/mordant character and witticisms, on the radio and in movies and television, as for his music.

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There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

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

I am no more humble than my talents require.

Marriage is a triumph of habit over hate.

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

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.

I'm a controversial figure: my friends either dislike me or hate me.

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

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

Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

A pun is the lowest form of humor - when you don't think of it first.

So little time and so little to do.

I have no trouble with y enemies. But my god damn friends... they are the ones that keep me walking the floors at night.

I can remember Doris Day before she was a virgin.

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.

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

I'm going to memorize your name and throw my head away.

I once said cynically of a politician, 'He'll doublecross that bridge when he comes to it'.

When you give up drinking, you have to deal with that wonderful personality that started you drinking in the first place.

I knew her before she was a virgin.

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

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

Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.

I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.

I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.

Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.