Best Quotes by Billy Wilder (Top 10)

  1. Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
  2. A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
  3. My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?
  4. If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.
  5. You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
  6. An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark - that is critical genius.
  7. If there's anything I hate more than not being taken seriously, it's being taken too seriously.
  8. If you don't like what you're doing, it's unlikely anyone else will either, so be sure you are happy with your own work first.
  9. You're as good as the best thing you've ever done.
  10. Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.

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