Greatest Brief
Movie Quotes


1930s-1940s



Greatest Brief Film Quotes: Here's a great collection of brief, concise, succinct, and short retorts, remarks, insults, one-liners and basic quotes (usually four to five words maximum), some from the greatest films of all time. All are memorable, quick to read, and easily quotable.




Greatest Brief Film Quotes
(chronological, by film title)
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Greatest Brief Film Quotes: 1930s - 1940s

"I never drink wi-i-ine."
Dracula (1931)

"It's alive! It's alive!"
Frankenstein (1931)

"Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?"
Little Caesar (1931)

"I want to be alone."
Grand Hotel (1932)

"...Jane, Tarzan, Jane, Tarzan..."
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932)

"I'm going to be a lady if it kills me."
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"Aw, go lay an egg."
Dinner at Eight (1933)

"Victory is ours!"
AND
"Go, and never darken my towels again!"
Duck Soup (1933)

"It was Beauty killed the Beast."
King Kong (1933)

"Why don't you come up sometime and see me?"
She Done Him Wrong (1933)

"Either he's dead or my watch has stopped!"
A Day at the Races (1937)

"Magic Mirror on the Wall, who is the Fairest one of all?"
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

"Whaddya hear? Whaddya say?"
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

"Elementary, my dear Watson. Purely elementary."
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

"Is that you, Martha? I don't want to be disturbed."
Dark Victory (1939)

"Fiddle-dee-dee."
AND
"I don't know nothin' about birthin' babies."
AND
"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!"
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"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"
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"After all, tomorrow is another day."
Gone With the Wind (1939)

"Sanctuary! Sanctuary!"
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
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"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."
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"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!"
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"I do believe in spooks!"
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"I'm melting, mellllllting..."
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"...and oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home."
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"R-o-s-e-b-u-d."
Citizen Kane (1941)

"The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of."
The Maltese Falcon (1941)

"Here's looking at you, kid."
AND
"We'll always have Paris."
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"Round up the usual suspects."
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"Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By."
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"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."
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"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
Casablanca (1942)

"Where's the rest of me?"
Kings Row (1942)

"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

"One's too many an' a hundred's not enough!"
The Lost Weekend (1945)

"Oh Gad!"
Life With Father (1947)

"Ever had a good Swiss watch?"
Red River (1948)

"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

"What a dump!"
Beyond the Forest (1949)

"Made it, Ma. Top of the world!"
White Heat (1949)


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