Top Oscar Peterson Quotes

Browse top 14 famous quotes and sayings about Oscar Peterson by most favorite authors.

Favorite Oscar Peterson Quotes

1. "The only words worth repeating are from the Old Testament or Oscar Wilde."
Author: Barry Gifford
2. "The year you win an Oscar is the fastest year in a Hollywood actor's life. Twelve months later they ask, 'Who won the Oscar last year?'"
Author: Cliff Robertson
3. "...hanging out does not make one an artist. A secondhand wardrobe does not make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, nor even HIV - I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay does not make one witty (you can suck a mile of cock, as my friend Sarah Thyre puts it, it still won't make you Oscar Wilde, believe me), the only thing that makes one an artist is making art. And that requires the precise opposite of hanging out; a deeply lonely and unglamorous task of tolerating oneself long enough to push something out."
Author: David Rakoff
4. "My mother was a royal virgin," Peterson said, "and my father a shower of gold. My childhood was pastoral and energetic and rich in experiences which developed my character. As a young man I was noble in reason, infinite in faculty, in form express and admirable, and in apprehension..." Peterson went on and on and although he was, in a sense, lying, in a sense he was not."
Author: Donald Barthelme
5. "They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres, so it was running in New York and I was nominated for the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running. So it was literally killed."
Author: Ellen Burstyn
6. "Ti ricordi quando mi hai chiesto se avevo le pastiglie per la felicità? La pastiglia è la vita. Vivi, buttati, apriti, ascoltati. Le tue paure, le tue ansie sono dovute al fatto che tu esisti ma non vivi. Sei castrato nei sentimenti. Sei bloccato. Ti ricordi quella frase di Oscar Wilde? Diceva che vivere era la cosa più rara al mondo. La maggior parte della gente esiste e nulla più."
Author: Fabio Volo
7. "Reading the very best writers—let us say Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Tolstoy—is not going to make us better citizens. Art is perfectly useless, according to the sublime Oscar Wilde, who was right about everything. He also told us that all bad poetry is sincere. Had I the power to do so, I would command that these words be engraved above every gate at every university, so that each student might ponder the splendor of the insight."
Author: Harold Bloom
8. "Damn it all, MacMurrough, are you telling me you are an unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde sort?'‘If you mean am I Irish, the answer is yes."
Author: Jamie O'Neill
9. "Uh…I've seen you around here a couple of times," he said again, staring at the book I held. "‘I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.'"I stared. "What?"His lopsided grin spread into a full one, and it felt like someone had socked me in the chest. "It's a quote from Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray. It's one of my favorite books."Hot and smart. And apparently he was a real-life boy."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
10. "There was no other way to say it. After being heartbroken for so long, I had made myself completely numb inside. Maybe not from physical pain, but anything emotional, yes. Sexual pleasure? Numb to that, too. I'd have been a great actress. After all, I had the perfect, mind-blowing orgasm down to an art. Suppose I deserve an Oscar for that."
Author: Jennifer Salaiz
11. "As a kid, I used to go see all the jazz players, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespe."
Author: Jim Coleman
12. "Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty) shared invaluable insights into him and other"
Author: Keith Ablow
13. "I never, in my wildest dreams, could I have thought that the first role I get out of school would lead to an Oscar nomination."
Author: Lupita Nyong'o
14. "I was coming down off the last painkiller left in my dresser drawer after Autumn tossed my stash. In that moment I was so groggy and happy I would have accepted a date with Oscar the Grouch - and planned to do some serious feeling up on the green furry beast too. Yeah, stooping to pharmaceutical-inspired sex fantasies about garbage can Sesame Street characters - that had to be the best Just Say No drug lecture a girl in a leg cast could ever receive to make her go cold turkey off the meds."
Author: Rachel Cohn

Oscar Peterson Quotes Pictures

Quotes About Oscar Peterson
Quotes About Oscar Peterson
Quotes About Oscar Peterson

Today's Quote

Stephen is not a problem. He is a person. Invisibility is not a problem, it is a curse. Our mission is to help Stephen the person. Our quest is to find a way to break the curse."
Author: Andrea Cremer

Famous Authors

Popular Topics