Quote of the Day 012323 — Oscar Levant

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There’s a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.

– Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant (b. 12/27/06 – d. 8/14/72) was an American concert pianist, composer, conductor, author, radio game show panelist, television talk show host, comedian and actor. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recordings featuring his piano performances. He was equally famous for his mordant character and witticisms, on the radio and later in movies and television, as for his music. – wikipedia

a very short clip of part of a very beautiful Chopin tune that I love

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    brilliant quote! So true, too! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I tend to think most fit into both of the categories rather than just one or the other also 🙂

      Like

  2. Jules says:

    Crazy good! 😉

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I saw what you did there 🙂

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  3. Dale says:

    Gotta love those who erase the lines!
    Wonderful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dale, and I agree!

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  4. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Oscar was a friend of Harpo Marx and pretty much moved in without asking for a year. He was really intelligent but very odd…I love this quote.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, I was actually hoping you’d know something about him. You know a lot about those old movies. Can you imagine those two living together? I’ve always loved Harpo since I was a kid. He acted so goofy and then he sat down at the harp ❤

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        Harpo was such a great guy…his auto biography is my number 1 bio…. such a sense of humor and he had such an exciting life. Hanging out with the Algonquin Round Table and did all sorts of things.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Definitely want to read it. Also would like to get some of the old Marx Bros. with Harpo playing. Question: does he play harp in every one of their movies? Seems like I remember always knowing he would when watching them as a kid.

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            Yes he does all but maybe except for one movie…I’m going to check on that…I have all of them but it seems like one they didn’t do any music but I could be wrong.
            Chico was a great piano player also.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              I remember Chico on the piano also. I liked all of the brothers, they were each charming in their own way.

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  5. Sadje says:

    A very high IQ can lead to mental health issues

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh, I can believe it! I’ve known a few people that would apply to.

      Liked by 1 person

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