Gene Wilder Quotes

“Proof The Chase is FIXED? Bradley Walsh exposes The Governess after catching her cheating” -Gene Wilder

Don’t put the sheep on the table. -Gene Wilder

To match the shoes with the jacket is fey. To match the shoes with the hat is taste. -Gene Wilder

I’d like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson. I admire her as an actress so much. I love her. And I didn’t know it until recently that her whole career started in comedy. -Gene Wilder

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

Great art direction is NOT the same thing as great film direction! -Gene Wilder

“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

I like writing books. I’d rather be at home with my wife. I can write, take a break, come out, have a glass of tea, give my wife a kiss, and go back in and write some more. It’s not so bad. I am really lucky. -Gene Wilder

What good is a character who’s always winking at the audience to let them in on the secret? -Gene Wilder

“If I can make my wife laugh, I know I’m on the right track.” -Gene Wilder 

I’ve had a very good life and a very good career. I have no regrets. -Gene Wilder 

What I learned from Mel Brooks was audacity – in performance as in life. Maybe you go too far, but try it. -Gene Wilder

I’m funny on camera sometimes. In life, once in a while. Once in a while. -Gene Wilder

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

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

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

What good is a character who’s always winking at the audience to let them in on the secret? -Gene Wilder

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