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    Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: character 
     
    I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: men  chaos 
     
    Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: desires  time 
     
    Now that Marilyn Monroe is kosher, Arthur Miller can eat her.
    — Oscar Levant
    I don't like to play the piano. It makes me too attractive.
    — Oscar Levant
    You can't possibly hear the last movement of Beethoven's Seventh and go slow. (Oscar trying to talk his way out of a speeding ticket)
    — Oscar Levant
    A conductor should reconcile himself to the realization that regardless of his approach or temperament the eventual result is the same-the orchestra will hate him.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: hate  realization 
     
    George, if you had to do it all over, would you fall in love with yourself again?
    — Oscar Levant
    Debbie Reynolds is as wistful as an iron foundry.
    — Oscar Levant
    In some situations I was difficult, in odd moments impossible, in rare moments loathsome, but at my best unapproachably great.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: moment  impossible 
     
    Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you'll find the real tinsel underneath.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: real 
     
    There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: insanity  genius 
     
    I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: people  envy 
     
    There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong side.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: wrong 
     
    I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: mental 
     
    It's not what you are, it's what you don't become that hurts.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: hurt 
     
    When I was young I looked like Al Capone, but I lacked his compassion.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: compassion  young 
     
    Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: happiness 
     
    A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: men 
     
    It'd be nice to please everyone but I thought it would be more interesting to have a point of view.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: thoughts 
     
    Schizophrenia beats dining alone.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: alone 
     
    The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: poor  corrupt 
     
    What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: world 
     
    Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
    — Oscar Levant
    Self-pity - it's the only pity that counts.
    — Oscar Levant
    When I can't sleep, I read a book by Steve Allen.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: sleep  book  read 
     
    I played an unsympathetic part - myself.
    — Oscar Levant
    I'm a self-made man. Who else would help?
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: men 
     
    [Madame Nhu was] the Sandra Dee of South Vietnam. If I were cast on a desert island with her, I would quickly make friends with the natives.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: friends  vietnam 
     
    Harpo, she's a lovely person. She deserves a good husband. Marry her before she finds one.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: people  marry 
     
    An epigram is only a wisecrack that's played at Carnegie Hall.
    — Oscar Levant
    I'm going to memorize your name and throw my head away.
    — Oscar Levant
    Marriage is a triumph of habit over hate.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: hate  marriage 
     
    Once he makes up his mind, he's full of indecision. - On Dwight D. Eisenhower
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: mind 
     
    I am no more humble than my talents require.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: talent 
     
    I don't drink. I don't like it. It makes me feel good.
    — Oscar Levant
    I never read bad reviews about myself, because my friends invariably tell me about them.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: friends  bad  read 
     
    I'm controversial. My friends either dislike me or hate me
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: friends  hate 
     
    I never watch the Dinah Shore show- I'm a diabetic.
    — Oscar Levant
    I'm a concert pianist, that's a pretentious way of saying I'm unemployed at the moment.
    — Oscar Levant
    tags: moment  saying 
     
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