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Neil Simon Quotes and Sayings

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Sudden money is going from zero to two hundred dollars a week.
The rest doesn't count.
- Neil Simon

Related topics: Money

Take care of him.
And make him feel important.
And if you can do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage.
Like two out of every ten couples.
- Neil Simon

Sports is the only entertainment where,
no matter how many times you go back,
you never know the ending.
- Neil Simon

Everyone thinks they can write a play;
you just write down what happened to you.
But the art of it is drawing from all the moments of your life.
- Neil Simon

 

If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have
painted the Sistine floor.
- Neil Simon

New York is not Mecca.
It just smells like it.
- Neil Simon

Nathan Lane always wanted to play Oscar.
When he came in the first day, he already knew his lines.
He said he'd known them since he was 18.
- Neil Simon

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If you can go through life without experiencing pain
you probably haven't been born yet.
- Neil Simon

Money brings some happiness.
But after a certain point, it just brings more money.
- Neil Simon

I love living.
I have some problems with my life, but living is the
best thing they've come up with so far.
- Neil Simon

You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally
to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them
into schools the regular way.
As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led
me into my present vocation in life,
comedy.
- Neil Simon

From wine what sudden friendship springs.
- John Gay

All of a sudden Kevin told me that the movie got bought
and was gonna be shown in a movie theatre.
I was shocked.
I was psyched.
It was just weird.
- Jason Mewes

Hence the same instant which killed the animals froze
the country where they lived.
This event was sudden, instantaneous,
without any gradual development.
- George Cuvier

People can undergo a sudden change of thinking and
loyalties under threat of death or intense social pressure
and isolation from friends and family.
- Keith Henson

When a woman like that whom I've seen so much,
All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can,
Spare you a moment, it means a man.
- Alice Duer Miller

Why do we go around acting as though everything was
friendship and reliability when basically everything
everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
- Anna Freud

I never knew when I was gong to leave.
I might be walking over to a kid's house,
then of all a sudden I would just stick out my thumb
and hitchhike across three states.
- Rickie Lee Jones

You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories,
no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way.
It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it.
- Gael Garcia Bernal

Our country's national crime is lynching.
It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury,
or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
- Ida B. Wells

You don't quite know how drunk you are until all of
a sudden you're on the floor.
- Gina Gershon

When the show started out, it was like all of a sudden
we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them,
and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge.
- Mike Judge

Nobody could understand why a guy would love his guitar,
then all of a sudden turn around and try to destroy it.
Jimi was just different.
- Bobby Womack

"10" was amazing!
I had no career before "10" and then all of a sudden
I was able to do pretty much whatever I was able to do in the business.
- Bo Derek

There's people that figure if they hang out with you,
all of a sudden they're going to be successes.
I've had two or three stalkers in my life.
- Dustin Diamond

Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from
some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves,
by comparison with the infirmity of others,
or with our own formerly.
- Thomas Hobbes

A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs.
He would rework the melody and lyrics,
and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
- John Mellencamp

Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth.
It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character.
- P. G. Wodehouse

They transfer the prison, and all of a sudden all this money cuts loose,
all these people cut loose.
- Janis Karpinski

Well, it was kind of accidental that Jim started playing with us,
although it wasn't sudden...
we hadn't really looked around to think who could be a fifth member.
- Kim Gordon

Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much,
good-bye.
And all of a sudden I realized that,
in my career,
what has made my career has always been the surprises.
- Lionel Richie

Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over
to the enemy of our imagination.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Sudden glory is the passion which maketh those grimaces called laughter.
- Thomas Hobbes

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer,
indicate little else than the variability of the weather.
- David Hare

I just get an idea and then all of a sudden I've got a song.
- John Lee Hooker

It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album.
I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues.
- Neil Young

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly
brings us back to essentials:
it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
- Emile M. Cioran

Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the
essential content of the original thought:
sudden and lasting betterment.
- Johan Huizinga

But now all of a sudden some idiots in Taiwan start
to say that they are not Chinese.
Their grand parents were Chinese.
But for some reason, they feel they are not Chinese.
- Alex Chiu

My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution,
not a sudden miracle.
- Patty Duke

Not by appointment do we meet delight Or joy;
they heed not our expectancy; But round some corner
of the streets of life they of a sudden greet us with a smile.
- Gerald Massey

All farewells should be sudden, when forever.
- George Byron

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
- Robert Burton

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement
of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments
by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
- James Madison

This flattery has been rather slow in coming.
I think all of sudden late in life now I'm getting
some credit for what I've done.
Which is gratifying, but it's kind of a little late.
- Jack Vance

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which
the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
- Thomas Hardy

I go from pub to pub, or jumping on buses or stopping cars.
I don't need a TV audience.
Every time I go naked, all of a sudden TV cameras pop up around me.
- Mark Roberts

It was the worst period of my life.
I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid,
and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection.
- Tommy Rettig

In those days I was mortified, because I was a serious actor in my own mind,
and then all of a sudden I'm this hunk.
- Harry Hamlin

After an eternity of seeking the sudden threshold of
seeing and finding leaves one filled with a strange
paradox of ecstasy and grief.
I was born to see.
- Joy Page

Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances,
is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
- Henry Fielding

If all human lives depended upon their usefulness -
as might be judged by certain standards -
there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world.
- Gene Tunney

Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in it.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

That's the way things come clear.
All of a sudden.
And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.
- Madeleine L'Engle

Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.
- Robert Browning

Every creative act is a sudden cessation of stupidity.
- Edwin Land

Go ahead, make my day.
- the movie Sudden Impact (1983)

Everybody goes through a stage where you have it.
And, all of a sudden, you don't have it anymore.
You get older and the audience gets younger.
- Bobby Vinton

All of a sudden I was living what is perceived to be the model life.
It was just full-on, 24 hours a day.
It was work all the time.
And there's always a party to go to.
- Kate Moss

One of the remarkable things about my career is that
it has been marked by steady,
incremental progress.
No sudden spikes up, and no sudden downfalls,
either.
- Phil Hartman

All of a sudden their husband's dead and maybe a child
is dead and they have absolutely nothing -
and they're heading through the desert at night.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

New York now leads the world's great cities in the
number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.
- David Letterman

You start making movies and people start seeing when you go to places,
and all of a sudden you are getting clothes for free
and all of a sudden you are getting food for free.
- Morris Chestnut

As soon as I started writing Julia, by which I mean
while writing its first sentence,
I felt a sudden, reassuring charge of excitement.
I knew it was going to work.
- Peter Straub

Now all of a sudden I'm so less interested in pretending
to be a lot of other people,
and much more interested in being me.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory;
it is one of the happiest marriages on earth,
and one of the shortest lived.
- Bernard De Voto

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
- Gerald Brenan

Las Vegas and I both grew up together,
and all of a sudden I was doing things that no performer had ever done before.
- Wayne Newton

I would find myself, not necessarily always assigning
these little bits of music for here or there,
but all of a sudden something would fall into place
and it would be exactly that.
- William Bolcom

I haven't heard anything or seen anything out there
that would lead me to believe that all of a sudden
there's an unexpected drop in PCs.
- Daniel Morgan


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