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Wilson Mizner

Datum narození: 19. květen 1876
Datum úmrtí: 3. duben 1933

Wilson Mizner byl americký dramatik.

„Divadelní kritik je osoba, která překvapí dramatika tím, že ho informuje o tom, co tím (dílem) myslel.“

—  Wilson Mizner

[(en) A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.]
Zdroj: [Prochnow, Herbert Victor, The new speaker's treasury of wit and wisdom, Harper, 1958, 106, anglicky]

„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

„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

„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

„When you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Quoted in Alva Johnston's The Legendary Mizners (1953, Farrar Straus and Young, New York, chapter 4, p 66) and Bartlett's, 1992, p. 631.
Also quoted as If you copy from one author, it's plagiarism. If you copy from two, it's research by Stuart B. McIver in Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags.
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

„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.
About

„…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

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„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

„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

„To my embarrassment I was born in bed with a lady.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Quoted by John Burke, Rogue's Progress, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1975, ISBN 0-399-11423-8.
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

„Tell 'em to count to ten over him and he'll get up.“

—  Wilson Mizner

On hearing that his prizefighter, Stanley Ketchel, was dying of gunshot wounds.
Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
On Death and Dying

„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

„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.
About

„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

„Treat a whore like a lady and a lady like a whore.“

—  Wilson Mizner

Quoted by Anita Loos, Kiss Hollywood Goodbye, Viking Press, New York, 1974, ISBN 0-670-41374-7. Loos goes on to claim that "the aphorism had no validity for Wilson."
Epigrams

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