Gene Wilder

Jerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), professionally known as Gene Wilder, was an American film and theater comic actor, film director, screenwriter and author.

Gene Wilder Quotes

“If the good lord intended us to walk, he never would’ve invented roller skates.” » Gene Wilder

“I never thought of it as God. I didn’t know what to call it. I don’t believe in devils, but demons I do because everyone at one time or another has some kind of a demon, even if you call it by another name, that drives them.”

“Fuzzy Wuzzy was a woman?” » Dave Lyons (See No Evil, Hear No Evil)

“On stage or in the movies I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free.”

“So my idea of neurotic is spending too much time trying to correct a wrong. When I feel that I’m doing that, then I snap out of it.”

“Because you wasted so much time on me, you made me feel very important.” » The Fox (The Little Prince)

“Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.” (“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”)

“For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius!” » Gene Wilder

“Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.” » Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory)

“I’m not going to the toilet, I’m going to showbiz!” » Leo Bloom (The Producers)

“Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me … Jim.” » Jim (Blazing Saddles)

“Harry, he thinks he’s a horse!” » Skip Donahue (Stir Crazy)

“Come with me and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination, take a look and you’ll see, into your imagination.” (“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”)

“It’s only with the heart that one can see clearly. What’s essential, is invisible to the eye.” » The Fox (The Little Prince)

“I never used to believe in fate. I used to think you make your own life and then you call it fate. That’s why I call it irony.”

“But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted… He lived happily ever after.” (“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”)

“Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” (“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”)

“It’s all there, black and white, clear as crystal! You stole fizzy lifting drinks! You bumped into the ceiling which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!” » Gene Wilder

“What did you expect? Welcome, sonny? Make yourself at home? Marry my daughter? You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know . . . morons”

“You get nothing! You lose! Good day sir!” » Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory)

“If you’re not gonna tell the truth, then why start talking?” » Gene Wilder

“The suspense is terrible. I hope it’ll last.” (“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory“)

“No, it’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen’.” » Gene Wilder