I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it.

Baloney is the unvarnished lie laid on you so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it.

Billy Wilder

Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.

When you have committed a fault, be pert and insolent, and behave as if you were the injured person.

They were a tense and peculiar family, the Oedipuses, weren't they?

Fran Lebowitz

The best fame is a writer's fame. It's enough get you a table at a good restaurant, but not enough to get you interrupted when you eat.

Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where's it going to end?

An epigram is a half-truth so stated as to irritate the person who believes the other half.


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