Looking for famous quotes and sayings by Wilson Mizner? This is where you will find them, including all the sayings by Wilson Mizner

Quotes By Wilson Mizner

Nationality
:
DOB
:
19-05-1876
DOD
:
3-04-1933

We all know about Wilson Mizner as the famous American dramatist and storyteller, but this brilliantly witty writer was also a professional boxer. He used to often hang out with fellow bruisers at local bars. Mizner was spending one such evening at a pub in San Francisco with a group of pugilists, which included a middleweight fighter known as ‘Mysterious’ Billy Smith.

In the course of the evening, Wilson challenged several dockworkers at the bar to fight duels with him. The playwright emerged victorious against all but one worker. This particular longshoreman stood upright and unflinching, despite all those blows that Mizner constantly rained upon him. The writer had almost given up in dejection, thinking he’d lost the strength he took so much pride in, when Billy Smith stopped Mizner in his tracks. Smith shouted, “Leave him alone, Wilson! I knocked him out five minutes ago.” It turned out that ‘Mysterious Billy Smith had indeed fought the dockworker, not only making the latter lose consciousness, but also shoving the poor man between two pieces of furniture. What a disappointment that must have been for Mr. Mizner!

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.

- Wilson Mizner

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100% dedication, you won't be able to do this.

- Wilson Mizner

The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.

- Wilson Mizner

A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.

- Wilson Mizner

A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.

- Wilson Mizner

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.

- Wilson Mizner

A slave has but one master. An ambitious man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.

- Wilson Mizner

Always be nice to people on the way up; because you'll meet the same people on the way down.

- Wilson Mizner

Art is science made clear.

- Wilson Mizner

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.

- Wilson Mizner

God help those who do not help themselves.

- Wilson Mizner

Hollywood is a sewer with service from the Ritz Carlton.

- Wilson Mizner

I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.

- Wilson Mizner

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

- Wilson Mizner

I've spent several years in Hollywood, and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.

- Wilson Mizner

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.

- Wilson Mizner

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

- Wilson Mizner

If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research.

- Wilson Mizner

Back to Top