"Hemingway seems to be in a funny position. People nowadays can't identify with him closely as a member of their own generation, and he isn't yet historical."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Leslie Fiedler on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Leslie Fiedler on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Leslie Fiedler on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Leslie Fiedler on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Leslie Fiedler on Elbert Hubbard
"All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn't read it the way you read history or science."
"I have, I admit, a low tolerance for detached chronicling and cool analysis."
"When I was 12 years old, someone took me to see Martha Graham. It was nothing like what I thought of as serious dancing and even then I knew I was having a great experience. It was as if somebody was moving through space like no one ever did before."
"I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake."
"It's funny to be a critic."