"Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Billy Wilder on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Billy Wilder on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Billy Wilder on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Billy Wilder on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Billy Wilder on Walt Disney
"The best director is the one you don't see."
"You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning."
"If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you."
"Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon."
"France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper."