Oscar Levant on Oscar Levant:
There’s a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
It’s not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath
its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
on his fellow actresses:
I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
Now that Marilyn Monroe is kosher, Arthur Miller can eat her.
—after Marilyn Monroe’s conversion to Judaism
So little time and so little to do…
It’s not what you are, it’s what you don’t become that hurts.