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“If you're not gonna tell the truth, then why start talking?”
Gene Wilder
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“Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple”
Gene Wilder
“As they say in Corsica... Goodbye”
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“Which one of us, anywhere in the world, doesn't yearn to be believed when the audience is watching?”
Gene Wilder, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art
“What did you expect? Welcome, sonny? Make yourself at home? Marry my daughter? You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know . . . morons”
Gene Wilder
“If the physical thing you're doing is funny, you don't have to act funny while doing it...Just be real and it will be funnier”
Gene Wilder, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art
“I never thought of it as God. I didn't know what to call it. I don't believe in devils, but demons I do because everyone at one time or another has some kind of a demon, even if you call it by another name, that drives them.”
Gene Wilder
“dont put the sheep on the table”
Gene Wilder
“Climbing hills was never one of my great ambitions. Perhaps I was just lazy, but I admit--now that I've been climbing a hill every other day--that it's very difficult to think about the stresses in your life while you're trying to avoid falling backwards when a goat with large horns is chasing you because you came too close to the little patch of grass he was planning to eat for breakfast.”
Gene Wilder, The Woman Who Wouldn't
“It's difficult to continue loving someone who shits on you.”
Gene Wilder, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art
“When we got back to my room, Gilda gave the dog a bowl of water and set some newspaper down in the bathroom for her to pee on. After that was taken care of, I ordered the cheesecake and coffee that Gilda said she has a yen for, and then we continues talking. Sparkle didn’t make a sound — no barking or winning or heaving breathing — she just sat on the floor and looked at the two of us. It must have been strange for her. She was a year old and had been taken from a farm by a stranger, put on an airplane, driven in a limousine, and then hugged and kissed by another stranger. Even when the doorbell rang, she didn’t bark. I thought perhaps she wasn’t able to bark. The waiter brought in the cheesecake and  poured out some coffee for us. When Gilda and I started eating the cheesecake, we heard a little peep form Sparkle. She sounded more like a bird than a dog — a very polite bird — but it was obvious that she wanted her share of cheesecake, which Gilda gave her. So the three of us polished off the cheesecake — “One piece, three forks, please.”
Gene Wilder, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art


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