Billy Wilder Quotes

23 Billy Wilder quotes:

"France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper."
"We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre."
"Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award."
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: American Director Quotes Movies Quotes
"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's."
"France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper."
"I would rather sleep in a bathroom than in another hotel."
"Now, what is it which makes a scene interesting? If you see a man coming through a doorway, it means nothing. If you see him coming through a window - that is at once interesting."
"One's too many, and a hundred's not enough."
"What critics call dirty in our pictures, they call lusty in foreign films."
"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
"An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark - that is critical genius."
"They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes and they will undoubtedly keep trying. But it won't work. She was an original."
"Hindsight is always twenty-twenty."
"I'd worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood."
"Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also."
"I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes."
"If there's anything I hate more than being taken seriously, it's being taken too seriously."
"You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning."
"I never overestimate the audience, nor do I underestimate them. I just have a very rational idea as to who we're dealing with, and that we're not making a picture for Harvard Law School, we're making a picture for middle-class people, the people that you see on the subway, or the people that you see in a restaurant. Just normal people."
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: Audiences Quotes
"An actor entering through the door, you've got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you've got a situation."

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