Quotes by Oscar Levant

  • An epigram - a wisecrack that played Carnegie Hall.


    Wit

  • Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.


    Self Criticism

  • Mine was the kind of piece in which nobody knew what was going on, including the composer, the conductor and the critics. Consequently I got pretty good notices.


    Musicians

  • She has developed the secret of perpetual middle age.
    [On Zsa Zsa Gabor]


    Age

  • Behind the phoney tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.


    Hollywood

  • There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.


    Genius

  • Leonard Bernstein has been disclosing musical secrets that have been known for over four hundred years.


    Conductors