Alexander Woollcott Quotes

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  • All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.

    Quoted in Readers Digest, Dec. 1933
  • There's absolutely nothing wrong with Oscar Levant that a miracle can't fix.

  • The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.

    Address in Reply to His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech, November 01, 1950.
  • Los Angeles is seven suburbs in search of a city.

  • There's nothing wrong with Oscar Levant - nothing a miracle won't cure.

  • His huff arrived and he departed in it.

  • It was Mrs. Campbell, for instance, who, on a celebrated occasion, threw her companion into a flurry by describing her recent marriage as "the deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue."

    Alexander Woollcott (1951). “The Indispensable Woollcott”
  • The scenery in the play was beautiful, but the actors got in front of it.

  • Nothing risque, nothing gained.

  • I count it a high honor to belong to a profession in which the good men write every paragraph, every sentence, every line, as lovingly as any Addison or Steele, and do so in full regard that by tomorrow it will have been burned, or used, if at all, to line a shelf.

  • There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.

    Alexander Woollcott (1951). “The Indispensable Woollcott”
  • Mrs. Patrick Cambell is an aged British battleship sinking rapidly and firing every available gun on her rescuers.

  • Reading Proust is like bathing in someone else's dirty water.

  • She was like a sinking ship firing on the rescuers.

    Alexander Woollcott (1951). “The Indispensable Woollcott”
  • A hick town is one where there is no place to go where you shouldn't go.

  • At 83, George Bernard Shaw's mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be, but it was still better than anyone else's.

    "While Rome Burns". Book by Alexander Woollcott, 1934.
  • All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening.

    "The Knock at the Stage Door". Reader's Digest, December 1933.
  • Babies in silk hats playing with dynamite.

  • I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.

  • To all things clergic I am allergic.

  • The two oldest professions in the world — ruined by amateurs.

    Shouts and Murmurs "The Actor and the Streetwalker" (1922)
  • A broker is a man who runs your fortune into a shoestring.

  • Today just might be the best day to start seriously thinking about quitting smoking.

  • Once in pre-war days, when curiously-bonneted women drivers were familiar sights at the taxi-wheels, I cried out to one in my dismay: "Is there no speed limit in this mad city?" "Oh, yes, monsieur," she answered sweetly over her shoulder, "but no one has ever succeeded in reaching it."

    "The Paris Taxi-Driver Considered as an Artist". "Enchanted Aisles". Book by Alexander Woollcott, 1924.
  • You haven't lived until you died in New York.

  • Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.

    Radio broadcast, 23 Jan. 1943.Woollcott's last words before the microphone.
  • It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!

  • Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.

  • One listens to one's lawyer prattle on as long as one can stand it and then signs where indicated.

    Law   Long   Modern Life  
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