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Oscar Levant

Data de nascimento: 27. Dezembro 1906
Data de falecimento: 14. Agosto 1972

Oscar Levant foi um pianista, ator, comediante e compositor. Ficou mais famoso por seus personagens mordazes no rádio, televisão e cinema, do que por seu trabalho como músico. Wikipedia

Citações Oscar Levant

„Invejo as pessoas que bebem. Pelo menos têm alguma coisa em que botar a culpa.“

—  Oscar Levant

citado em "Frases Geniais‎" - Página 327, de Paulo Buchsbaum, Jaguar - Ediouro Publicações, 2004, ISBN 8500015330, 9788500015335 - 440 páginas

„Há uma fina linha entre genialidade e loucura. Eu apaguei essa linha.“

—  Oscar Levant

citado em "Frases Geniais‎" - Página 40, de Paulo Buchsbaum, Jaguar - Ediouro Publicações, 2004, ISBN 8500015330, 9788500015335 - 440 páginas

„A hipocondria é a única doença que eu não tenho.“

—  Oscar Levant

citado em "Frases Geniais‎" - Página 336, de Paulo Buchsbaum, Jaguar - Ediouro Publicações, 2004, ISBN 8500015330, 9788500015335 - 440 páginas

„O casamento é o triunfo do hábito sobre o ódio.“

—  Oscar Levant

marriage is a triumph of habit over hate
The memoirs of an amnesiac - página 280, Oscar Levant - G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1965 - 320 páginas

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

—  Oscar Levant

As quoted in Memorable Quotations: Jewish Writers of the Past (2005) edited by Carol A. Dingle.

„My last picture for Warners was Romance on the High Seas. It was Doris Day's first picture; that was before she became a virgin.“

—  Oscar Levant, livro The Memoirs of an Amnesiac

The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965) http://books.google.com/books?&id=yWcIAQAAMAAJ&q=%22My+last+picture+for+Warners+was+Romance+on+the+High+Seas+It+was+Doris+Day%27s+first+picture+that+was+before+she+became+a+virgin%22&pg=PA192#v=onepage
A later paraphrase of this appeared in The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood (1972) by Max Wilk: "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin."

„It certainly will be if you are still around.“

—  Oscar Levant

In response to Gershwin's query, "I wonder if my music will be played a hundred years from now"; as quoted in "George the Ingenuous" by Alexander Woolcott, in Cosmopolitan (November 1933); reprinted in Ch. IV: "'...A Young Colossus...'" https://books.google.com/books?id=ATcjgQTx0uIC&pg=PA45#v=onepage&q&f=false from Gershwin Remembered (1992) by Edward Jablonski, pp. 44-45
If George is around, it will. (This version was recounted by Howard Dietz in Dancing in the Dark (1974), p. 61, in response to a virtually identical query—i.e. as to whether Gershwin's music would still be played in 100 years—posed by Newman Levy.)

„A psychiatrist once diagnosed my troubles as “an abdication of will.”“

—  Oscar Levant, livro The Memoirs of an Amnesiac

The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965)

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

—  Oscar Levant

As quoted in Memorable Quotations: Jewish Writers of the Past (2005) edited by Carol A. Dingle.

„As a rule I never read bad reviews about myself because my best friends invariably tell me about them.“

—  Oscar Levant, livro The Memoirs of an Amnesiac

The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965)

„Incompatibility. And besides, I think she hated me.“

—  Oscar Levant

On why his first marriage ended in divorce, in A Smattering of Ignorance (1940); as quoted in "Oscar Levant, A Musical Know-It-All, Writes Book About Music And Himself," https://books.google.com/books?id=rD8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA55&lpg=PA55&dq=incompatibility+%22i+think+she+hated+me%22&source=bl&ots=jaka7saxHY&sig=u4HIXFS2YCrP6tV1FRwspSLWO18&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiMzIPMzdjRAhVCOyYKHQ_ECrYQ6AEIHzAD#v=onepage&q=incompatibility%20%22i%20think%20she%20hated%20me%22&f=false Life (February 5, 1940), p. 55

„Once he makes up his mind, he's full of indecision.“

—  Oscar Levant

On President Dwight D. Eisenhower, as quoted in The Nastiest Things Ever Said about Republicans (2006) by Martin Higgins, p. 83.

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

—  Oscar Levant

As quoted in On the 8th Day — God Laughed (1995) by Gene Perret, p. 95.

„Tell me, George, if you had it to do all over, would you fall in love with yourself again?“

—  Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant, as recounted by Levant in A Smattering of Ignorance (1940); quoted in "Books and Things" by Lewis Gannett, in The New York Herald Tribune (January 13, 1940), p. 11

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

—  Oscar Levant

As quoted in The New Speaker's Treasury of Wit and Wisdom (1958) by Herbert Victor Prochnow, p. 322.

„I am no more humble than my talents require.“

—  Oscar Levant

As quoted in Memorable Quotations: Jewish Writers of the Past (2005) edited by Carol A. Dingle.

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