Billy Wilder Quotes

23 Billy Wilder quotes:

"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."
"My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?"
"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."
"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's."
"Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award."
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: American Director Quotes Movies Quotes
"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
"France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper."
"Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon."
"An actor entering through the door, you've got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you've got a situation."
"France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper."
"I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut."
"I would rather sleep in a bathroom than in another hotel."
"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."
"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."
"We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre."

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