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16 Famous Quotes by Billy Wilder
6/22/1906 - 3/27/2002
Also Known As:  
Samuel Wilder     The Viennese Pixie     Billie Wilder
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About Billy Wilder

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.

Audiences Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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Agents are like tires on a car; in order to get anywhere at all, youneed at least four of them, and they need to be rotated every 5,000 miles.

Hollywood Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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

Neighbors Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.

Regret Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.

Focus Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.

Hindsight Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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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?

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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Marilyn was mean. Terribly mean. The meanest woman I have ever met around this town. I have never met anybody as mean as Marilyn Monroe or as utterly fabulous on the screen.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Billy Wilder

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