30 Walter Winchell Quotes On Success In Life

Walter Winchell was a syndicated American newspaper gossip columnist and radio news commentator. Originally a vaudeville performer, Winchell began his newspaper career as a Broadway reporter, critic, and columnist for New York tabloids. He rose to national celebrity in the 1930s with Hearst newspaper chain syndication and a popular radio program. He was known for an innovative style of gossipy staccato news briefs, jokes, and Jazz Age slang. Biographer Neal Gabler credited his popularity and influence meant “He turned journalism into a form of entertainment.” These Walter Winchell quotes will motivate you.

Best Walter Winchell Quotes

  1. “The best way to get along is never to forgive an enemy or forget a friend.” ~ Walter Winchell
  2. “Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” ~ Walter Winchell
  3. “Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.” ~ Walter Winchell
  4. “An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.” ~ Walter Winchell
  5. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” ~ Walter Winchell
  6. “We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain.” ~ Walter Winchell
  7. “The same thing happened today that happened yesterday, only to different people.” ~ Walter Winchell

  8. Money sometimes makes fools of important persons, but it may also make important persons of fools.” ~ Walter Winchell
  9. “Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.” ~ Walter Winchell
  10. “I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.” ~ Walter Winchell
  11. “Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation.” ~ Walter Winchell
  12. “Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea. Let’s go to press.” ~ Walter Winchell
  13. “Today’s gossip is tomorrow’s headline.” ~ Walter Winchell
  14. “The reason they’re called the opposite sex is because every time you think you have your wife fooled – it’s just the opposite!” ~ Walter Winchell
  15. “She’s been on more laps than a napkin.” ~ Walter Winchell

  16. “It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.” ~ Walter Winchell
  17. “Nothing recedes like success.” ~ Walter Winchell
  18. “The only ones who like Milton Berle are his mother – and the public.” ~ Walter Winchell
  19. “Broadway is a main artery of New York life – the hardened artery.” ~ Walter Winchell
  20. “Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.” ~ Walter Winchell
  21. “He (Alexander Woollcott) always praises the first production of each season, being reluctant to stone the first cast.” ~ Walter Winchell
  22. “The way to become famous fast is to throw a brick at someone who is famous.” ~ Walter Winchell
  23. “I never lost a friend I wanted to keep.” ~ Walter Winchell
  24. “A certain columnist has been banned from all Shubert openings. Now he can wait three days and go to their closings.” ~ Walter Winchell
  25. “America – love it or leave it.” ~ Walter Winchell

  26. “Hollywood is where they shoot too many pictures and not enough actors.” ~ Walter Winchell
  27. “Hell hath no fury like a woman cheated out of a million dollars.” ~ Walter Winchell
  28. “Here lies Walter Winchell in the dirt he loved so well.” ~ Walter Winchell
  29. “The Chicago mobs… They practiced their own perverted form of “survival of the fittest.” Where the strong clawed their way to the top of a criminal empire. And the weak died in a hail of machine-gun bullets.” ~ Walter Winchell
  30. “A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.” ~ Walter Winchell

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