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10 famous quotes by Woody Allen

Woody Allen is widely known for his prolific career as a filmmaker, having directed and acted in over 50 films. However what many people may not realize is that he was also an excellent writer, with a talent for crafting witty and humorous prose. Woody Allen has published several books throughout his career, from humorous essays like "Getting Even" (1971) or "Without Feathers" (1975) to a recent autobiography like "Apropos of Nothing" (2020).

From his early days writing for television and stand-up comedy, to his later works as a playwright and author, Woody Allen's writing has always been a reflection of his unique style and perspective on life. Let's read 10 famous quotes by Woody Allen that showcase his wit and wisdom, and highlight the literary talent that made him more than just a filmmaker.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy some of Woody Allen's most memorable quotes!

  1. "I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens."
  2. "I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me."
  3. "Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go, it's pretty damn good."
  4. "I don't believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear."
  5. "The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it."
  6. "I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown."
  7. "I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer."
  8. "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying."
  9. "I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."
  10. "Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night."

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10 more quotes by Woody Allen

  1. "I don't believe in the afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear."
  2. "Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television."
  3. "I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia."
  4. "I don't have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who'd be mad at me for saying that."
  5. "I am not a morning person. I am a coffee person."
  6. "I'm short enough and ugly enough to succeed on my own."
  7. "My brain? It's my second favorite organ."
  8. "There's nothing wrong with you that an expensive operation can't prolong."
  9. "I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland."
  10. "Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem."

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