Quotation by Billy Wilder

It shrinks my liver, doesn't it? It pickles my kidneys. Yeah. But what does it do to my mind? It tosses the sandbags overboard so the balloon can soar. Suddenly, I'm above the ordinary. I'm competent, supremely competent. I'm walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls. I'm one of the great ones. I'm Michelangelo molding the beard of Moses. I'm Van Gogh, painting pure sunlight. I'm Horowitz playing the "Emperor Concerto." I'm John Barrymore, before the movies got him by the throat.
Billy Wilder (b. 1906), Austrian–born U.S., and Charles Brackett (1892–1969), U.S. screenwriter. Don (Ray Milland), The Lost Weekend, talking about alcohol (1945).
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