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Wilson Mizner

Data de nascimento: 19. Maio 1876
Data de falecimento: 3. Abril 1933

Wilson Mizner foi um dramaturgo estadunidense.

Citações Wilson Mizner

„Não quero saber em que língua a ópera será cantada. Desde que seja em uma língua que eu não entenda.“

—  Wilson Mizner

citado em "Citações da Cultura Universal"‎ - Página 85, de Alberto J. G. Villamarín, Editora AGE Ltda, 2002, ISBN 8574970891, 9788574970899

„Quando se rouba de um autor, chama-se plágio; quando se rouba de muitos, chama-se pesquisa.“

—  Wilson Mizner

citado em "Citações da Cultura Universal"‎ - Página 395, de Alberto J. G. Villamarín, Editora AGE Ltda, 2002, ISBN 8574970891, 9788574970899

„A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.“

—  Wilson Mizner

"Maxims Old and New", All of a Piece: New Essays https://books.google.com/books?id=4vEQAAAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22A+fellow+who+is+always+declaring+he%27s+no+fool+usually+has+his+suspicions.%22 (1937), edited by Edward Verrall Lucas, p. 52.
Epigrams

„Be nice to people on the way up because you'll meet them on the way down.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
Epigrams

„Stop dying. Am trying to write a comedy.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Telegram to his brother, upon the news that Addison was fatally ill.
Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
On Death and Dying

„Florida was invented for Addison Mizner's little brother.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
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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

On his deathbed.
Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
On Death and Dying

„A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
Epigrams

„I want a priest, a rabbi and a Protestant minister. I want to hedge my bets.“

—  Wilson Mizner

On his deathbed.
Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
On Death and Dying

„…a trip through a sewer in a glass-bottom boat.“

—  Wilson Mizner

On Hollywood.
Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
Wisecracks

„Faith is a wonderful thing, but doubt gets you an education.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
Epigrams

„It's getting so people no longer count the silverware when I come to dinner.“

—  Wilson Mizner

On his later respectability.
Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
Wisecracks

„Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
Epigrams

„Harry Thaw shot the wrong architect.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Disparaging the work of Joseph Urban, his brother Addison's architectural rival. Harry Thaw was a wealthy man of the times who had shot and killed architect Stanford White over his earlier involvement with Thaw's wife Evelyn Nesbit.
Quoted by Alva Johnston, The Legendary Mizners, 1953, Farrar Straus and Young, New York. Johnston allows that the quote has been attributed to many others, but makes a good case that Mizner said it first.
Wisecracks

„America's most fascinating outlaw.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Anita Loos, as quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
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