Wilson Mizner

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Wilson Mizner (May 19, 1876 – April 3, 1933) was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. His best-known plays are The Deep Purple, produced in 1910, and The Greyhound, produced in 1912. He was manager and co-owner of The Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and was affiliated with his brother, Addison Mizner, in a series of scams and picaresque misadventures that inspired Stephen Sondheim's musical Road Show (alternately known as Wise Guys, Gold! and Bounce).

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Wilson Mizner #Art #Science

Photo of Wilson Mizner Art is science made clear.
Wilson Mizner #Art

Photo of Wilson Mizner It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.
Wilson Mizner #Best

Photo of Wilson Mizner The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
Wilson Mizner #Death

Photo of Wilson Mizner Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
Wilson Mizner #Education #Faith #Respect

Photo of Wilson Mizner I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
Wilson Mizner #Failure

Photo of Wilson Mizner Failure has gone to his head.
Wilson Mizner #God

Photo of Wilson Mizner God help those who do not help themselves.
Wilson Mizner #Anger

Photo of Wilson Mizner All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.
Wilson Mizner #Wisdom

Photo of Wilson Mizner To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Wilson Mizner #Power #Women

Photo of Wilson Mizner The most efficient water power in the world - women's tears.
Wilson Mizner #Wisdom

Photo of Wilson Mizner The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in.