Gene Wilder Quotes

Time is a precious thing. Never waste it. -Gene Wilder

I wanted to be an actor. Maybe a comic actor, but an actor. That’s what got me into acting was putting on an act, because in life, I wasn’t funny and I felt on stage or in the movies, I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free. -Gene Wilder

“If the good lord intended us to walk, he never would’ve invented roller skates.” -Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

If the physical thing you’re doing is funny, you don’t have to act funny while doing it…Just be real and it will be funnier. -Gene Wilder

I don’t mean to sound – I don’t want it to come out funny, but I don’t like show business. I love – I love acting in films. I love it. -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. -Gene Wilder

See? In another twenty-five years, you’ll be able to shake their hands in broad daylight.

Oh deary dear. Look what the cat dragged in.

Now that brain that you gave me. Was it Hans Delbruck’s?

I said, there is a possibility of electrocution! Do you understand?

Ah! Very good. Would you mind telling me whose brain I DID put in?

Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four-inch-wide GORILLA?

Because you wasted so much time on me, you made me feel very important.

Harry, he thinks he’s a horse!

You get nothing! You lose! Good day sir!

No, it’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen’.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a woman?

I’m not going to the toilet, I’m going to showbiz.