Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka – Gene Wilder’s best quotes

Gene Wilder the star of the movies “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died this Monday morning. He was a talented comic actor and had an impressive career. Wilder’s rule for comedy was very simple: Don’t try to make it funny; try to make it real. Like his movies, his quotes are also very popular and teach valuable lessons needed for life and personal development.

Here are best quotes of Gene Wilder (on and off screen)

  1. “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.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “If you’re not gonna tell the truth, then why start talking?”
  4. Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.” —Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  5. “The big catalyst was seeing my sister, when I was 11, doing a dramatic recital. When I saw her on the stage and everyone listening to her so patiently, quietly, that’s all I wanted: for someone to look at me and listen to me, but in some beautiful and artistic way.”
  6. “I didn’t set out to shock. I said, ‘Just tell the truth’ and see how it comes out. I used to be a milksop, beat around the bush, not speak frankly. Now everyone says, ‘Don’t ask Gene, because he’ll tell you.’ ”
  7. “I started writing, just casually writing, the ironies in my life—the strange accidents that turned the corner of where my life was going to.”
  8. “On stage or in the movies I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free.”
  9. “Well, you know, success is a terrible thing and a wonderful thing. If you can enjoy it, it’s wonderful. If it starts eating away at you and they’re waiting for more from me, or what can I do to top this, then you’re i”Invention, my dear friends, is 93 percent perspiration, 6 percent electricity, 4 percent evaporation and 2 percent butterscotch ripple.” — Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
  10. “The suspense is terrible… I hope it’ll last.” — Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
  11. “So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.” — Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
  12. “Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me… Jim.” — Jim (Blazing Saddles)
  13. “No, it’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen.'” — Dr. Frankenstein (Young Frankenstein)
  14. “I’m not going to the toilet, I’m going to showbiz!” — Leo Bloom (The Producers)
  15. “Just do what you love. That’s all I want to do.”
  16. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” —The Little Prince

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