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Working for Warner Brothers is like fucking a porcupine: it's a hundred pricks against one.Wilson Mizner (1876-1933), U.S. dramatist, wit. Quoted in Bring on the Empty Horses, "Degrees of Friendlness," David Niven (1975).
Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.Wilson Mizner (1876-1933), U.S. dramatist, wit. Quoted in The Legendary Mizners, ch. 4, Alva Johnson (1953). Also attributed to the comic Jimmy Durante.
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If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research.Wilson Mizner (1876-1933), U.S. dramatist, wit. Quoted in The Legendary Mizners, ch. 4, Alva Johnson (1953).
A trip through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat.Wilson Mizner (1876-1933), U.S. dramatist, wit. Quoted in The Legendary Mizners, ch. 4, Alva Johnson (1953). Mizner's description of Hollywood was reworked by Mayor James J. Walker: "A reformer is a guy who rides through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat." (Speech as mayor of New York, 1928).
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