"The best director is the one you don't see."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Billy Wilder on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Billy Wilder on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Billy Wilder on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Billy Wilder on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Billy Wilder on Dalai Lama
"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."
"France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper."