What does the quote, "Nothing exceeds like excess", mean?

It's from the movie Scarface by the way.

What does it mean exactly?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It doesn't mean anything. It's just a joke (and not a terribly original one - you can find examples right back to the early 1900s http://books.google.co.uk/books?client=firefox-a&l... ) on the real proverb "Nothing succeeds like success" ( http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/261100.html ).

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Nothing Exceeds Like Excess

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    5 years ago

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    What does the quote, "Nothing exceeds like excess", mean?

    It's from the movie Scarface by the way. What does it mean exactly?

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  • 5 years ago

    It's a joking reference to the aphorism "nothing succeeds like success". The joke is that hedonism (a vice), is made into a virtue; it also humorously parodies the pseudo-nonsensical construction of the original phrase. Note that it did not originate with the movie Scarface; one imagines that the authors felt it was the kind of clever (but ultimately vacuous) saying would have appealed to Michelle Pfeiffer's character, who is probably the most clever, most vacuous character in the entire film.

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  • 6 years ago

    You can't move forward without pushing forward.

  • 1 decade ago

    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • VS
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Every thing in excess is bad.

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