Billy Wilder

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Born Friday 22 June 1906, died Wednesday 27 March 2002

Professions: Artist, Director, Journalist, Producer, Writer

Nationality: American

Most frequent words in Billy Wilder quotes

Filter author quotes by word: being (2), taken (2), seriously (2), through (2), see (3), call (1), interesting (1), audience (2), coming (1), foreign (2)

The best director is the one you don't see.

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If there's anything I hate more than not being taken seriously, it's being taken too seriously.

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The Austrians are brilliant people. They made the world believe that Hitler was a German and Beethoven an Austrian.

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One's too many, and a hundred's not enough.

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They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes and they will undoubtedly keep trying. But it won't work. She was an original.

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My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?

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If there's anything I hate more than being taken seriously, it's being taken too seriously.

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France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.

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I'd worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood.

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What critics call dirty in our pictures, they call lusty in foreign films.

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I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.

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It was hell at the time, but after it was over, it was wonderful.

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I would rather sleep in a bathroom than in another hotel.

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We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre.

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Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon.

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Hollywood didn't kill Marilyn Monroe, it's the Marilyn Monroes who are killing Hollywood.

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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.

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France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper.

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Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.

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A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.

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