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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Neil Simon on life, living, plays, writing, humor, funny, true, inspiration, love and youth.

10 Great Quotes By Neil Simon, The Man Who Perfectly Blends Humor And Realism

Quick Facts

Famous As: Playwright & Screenwriter

Born On: July 4, 1927

Died On: August 26, 2018

Born In: The Bronx, New York

Died At Age: 91

Marvin Neil Simon is a famous American author, screenwriter and playwright whose tally of ‘Oscars’ and ‘Tony’ nominations is preceded by no one else. Simon also received the ‘Pulitzer Prize’ for Drama for his prolific work in ‘Lost in Yonkers’. His comedies are autobiographical in nature, often centering towards his turbulent childhood and expressing his thoughts on issues such as infidelity, puberty and marital conflict. These stories mingled around with humor, realism and seriousness which audience found relatable. Simon also gained recognition for his works in ‘Come Blow Your Horn’, ‘Barefoot in the Park’, ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’, ‘Biloxi Blues’ and ‘The Odd Couple’. Apart from bagging multiple honors of ‘Writers Guild of America Award’ and ‘Emmy Award’, he also received accolades such as ‘Golden Globe Award’, ‘Mark Twain Prize’, ‘American Comedy Awards’, ‘New York Drama Critics Circle Award’ and ‘Outer Critics Circle Award’. Simon was also inducted into the ‘American Theatre Hall of Fame’. He was awarded with ‘Doctor of Humane Letters’ from Hofstra University. ‘The Neil Simon Festival’ celebrated at Utah is dedicated towards preservation of Simon’s work and his contemporaries. Indulge into these quotes and sayings from this famous American playwright which have been scanned from the vast sea of his work. Presenting the noteworthy quotations and thoughts by Neil Simon.
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I LOVE living, I have some problems with my LIFE, but living is the best thing they've come up with so far.

Neil Simon

Never underestimate the stimulation of eccentricity.

Neil Simon

When its 100 degrees in New York, it's 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it's still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles.

Neil Simon

If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven't been born yet.

Neil Simon

Sure it hurts, but if you love someone, you forgive them." Blanche Somethings you forgive, somethings you never forgive." Kate

Neil Simon

I got brown sandwiches and green sandwiches. It's either very new cheese or very old meat. - Oscar Madison, from The Odd Couple

Neil Simon

Never have so many given so much for so long for so little for so few for so seldom.

Neil Simon

I'm getting chest pains...You give me chest pains Uncle Willie. It's my fault you get excited. Yes, it's your fault! I only get chest pains on Wednesdays. So come on Tuesdays.

Neil Simon

[Y]ou're young. Young takes care of everything.

Neil Simon

Evan Handler's new book is simply wonderful. He pulls you inside his life, and you come out his very close friend.

Neil Simon