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"All my life, I've been looking for class...but this, is real class!"
"If you can't sleep, it isn't the coffee - it's the bunk."
- "I once thought this man was a coward."
"Well, maybe it's like Casy says. A fella ain't got a soul of his own - just a little piece of a big soul. The one big soul that belongs to everybody...Then it don't matter. I'll be all around in the dark. I'll be everywhere - wherever you
can look. Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the
way guys yell when they're mad. I'll be in the way kids laugh when
they're hungry and they know supper's ready. And when the people are eatin'
the stuff they raise, and livin' in the houses they build, I'll be there,
"That's what makes us tough. Rich fellas come up and die and their kids ain't no good, and they die out. But we keep a-comin'. We're the people that live. They can't wipe us out. They can't lick us. And
we'll go on forever, Pa... 'cause... we're the people."
"The last man who said that to me was Archie Leach just a week before he cut his throat."
got a lot of charm."
get this you double-crossing chimpanzee! There ain't gonna be any
interview and there ain't gonna be any story. And that certified
check of yours is leaving with me in twenty minutes. I wouldn't cover
the burning of Rome for you if they were just lighting it up. And
if I ever lay my two eyes on you again, I'm gonna walk right up
to you and hammer on that monkey skull of yours until it rings like
a Chinese gong."
"And the last thing he said to me, 'Rock,' he said, 'sometime when the
team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell 'em to
go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.'"
"With all my heart, I still love the man I killed!"
what symmetrical digits! Soft as the fuzz of a baby's arm...Mmm,
yes. Uh, may I [kiss them]?...Would you object if I avail myself
of a second helping?"
"I'd like to see Paris before I die...Philadelphia will do."
"Put me in your pocket, Mike."
"Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again...We can never go back
to Manderley again. That much is certain."
"You're overwrought, madam. I've opened a window for you. A little air will do you good. Why don't you go? Why don't you leave Manderley? He doesn't need you. He's got his memories. He doesn't love you, he wants to be alone again with her. You've nothing to stay for. You've nothing to live for really,
have you? Look down there. It's easy, isn't it? Why don't you? Why don't
you? Go on. Go on. Don't be afraid!"
is the Land of Legend, where everything is possible when seen through
the eyes of youth!"
"I'm going to show you what yum-yum is. Here's yum. And here's the
other yum. And here's yum-yum."
"I think it would be fun to run a newspaper."
"A white dress she had on. She was carrying a white parasol. I only
saw her for one second. She didn't see me at all. But I'll bet a month
hasn't gone by since that I hadn't thought of that girl."
"I've got his trunk all packed. I've had it packed for a week now."
"You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really
great man...I think I did pretty well under the circumstances."
about me? I'm the one who's got to do the singin'. I'm the one who
gets the razzberries."
"Throw that junk."
what does it mean when a man crashes out?"
"Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever."
"My business is anything that comes between man and the spirit
"You see, Hopsie, you don't know very much about girls! The best
ones aren't as good as you probably think they are, and the bad ones aren't
as bad, not nearly as bad."
"By gad, sir, you are a character, that you are. There's never any telling
what you'll say or do next, except that it's bound to be something astonishing."
"You, you imbecile! You bloated idiot!
You stupid fathead!"
"That's wonderful sir, wonderful. I do like a man who tells you right
out he's looking out for himself. Don't we all? I don't trust a man who
says he's not."
"When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it."
"Don't be silly. You're taking the fall!"
- "What is it?"
"Then you get ahold of some dough and what happens? All those nice,
sweet, lovable people become heelots. A lotta heels!"
"I was in love with a beautiful blonde once, dear. She drove me to drink.
That's the one thing I'm indebted to her for."
"Folks back home used to say I could shoot a rifle before I was weaned."
"I ain't-a goin' to war. War's a killin', and the book's agin' killin! So war is agin' the book!"
"That's the kind of a hairpin I am."
"There's a lot to be said for making people laugh! Did you know
that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing
in this cockeyed caravan! Boy!"
through life with you, ma'am, has been a very gracious thing."
"I stick my neck out for nobody."
shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here."
- "Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake...Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."
- "I've often speculated why you don't return to America. Did you
abscond with the church funds? Did you run off with a senator's wife?
I like to think that you killed a man. It's the romantic in me."
that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret
I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the
problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in
this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that."
looking at you, kid."
"Round up the usual suspects."
"Now, she lies in 1,500 fathoms. And with her, more than half our
shipmates. If they had to die, what a grand way to go! For now they
lie all together with the ship we loved and they're in very good company.
We've lost her, but they're still with her."
"Where's the rest of me?"
"Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?"
"This is not only a war of soldiers in uniform. It is a war of
the people - of all the people - and it must be fought not only on the
battlefield but in the cities and in the villages, in the factories
and on the farms, in the home and in the heart of every man, woman and
child who loves freedom...This is the people's war. It is our war. We
are the fighters. Fight it, then. Fight it with all that is in us, and
may God defend the right."
"I'm such a fool, such an old fool. These are only tears of gratitude
- an old maid's gratitude for the crumbs offered...You see, no one ever
called me darling before."
"Shall we just have a cigarette on it?"
"Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."
"There are a lot of inconveniences to yachting that most people
don't know anything about."
"Chivalry is not only dead, it's decomposed."
"So they call me 'Concentration Camp' Ehrhardt?"
and gentlemen. My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister
thanks you. And I thank you."
"I don't know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses
"Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!"
"There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that
helps is a glass of champagne."
"How do you know what the world is like? Do you know the world is
a foul sty? Do you know if you rip the fronts off houses you'd find swine?
The world's a hell. What does it matter what happens in it? Wake up, Charlie!
Use your wits. Learn something."
been shaken out of the magnolias."
"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."
"He said I looked like Boris Karloff."
"It was a hot afternoon, and I can still remember the smell of honeysuckle
all along that street. How could I have known that murder can sometimes
smell like honeysuckle?"
"But it's straight down the line for both of us."
"Yes, I killed him. I killed him for money and for a woman. I didn't get
the money and I didn't get the woman. Pretty, isn't it?'"
"I haven't been afraid since I've known you."
"If I were not mad, I could have helped you. Whatever you had done,
I could have pitied and protected you. But because I am mad, I hate
you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm
rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret,
watching you go with glory in my heart!"
at one time I had quite a decision to make: whether to write the
nation's songs or go my way."
away from me, you hairy ape."
"She would make
up her mind."
shall never forget the weekend Laura died..."
"A doll in Washington Heights once got a fox fur out of me."
"I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom."
"It isn't a town, Mr. Neely. It's a city. It's the only city that
has a world's fair. My favorite. Wasn't I lucky to be born in my favorite
"Nobody believes good unless they have to, if they've got a chance
to believe something bad."
- "A woman is
beautiful when she's loved, and only then."
"That is the last picture I do for Goldwyn."
"Anybody got a match?"
"You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together
- and blow."
"It's even better when you help."
"Say, was you ever bit by a dead bee?"
- "If you ever need anything, no matter what it is or wherever
you happen to be - "
"Sure, forgive your enemies, but first get even."
"Whatever your dream was, it wasn't a very happy one, was it?...Is
there anything I can do to help?...You've been a long way away...Thank
you for coming back to me."
"What I'm trying to say is, 'I'm not a drinker - I'm a drunk.'"
"Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea.
They eat their young."
"My mother - a waitress!"
- "Now on the St. Louis team, we have Who's on first, What's on
second, I Don't Know's on third."
down, Papa. My
cup runneth over."
"Then she tried to sit in my lap while I was standing up."
"My, my, my! Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains."
"So you're a private detective. I didn't know they existed, except in books, or else they were greasy little men snooping around hotel corridors."
- "I don't know how, how far you can go."
- "What's wrong with you?"
"I like that. I'd like more."
"I don't mind if you don't like my manners, I don't like 'em myself. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings. And I don't mind your ritzing me drinking your lunch out of a bottle. But don't waste your time trying to cross-examine me."
"Pearl, you're curved in the flesh of temptation. Resistance is going
to be a darn sight harder for you than for females protected by the shape
"You always said you could shoot. I never believed ya."
- "Are you decent?"
"If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing."
"I hated her so, I couldn't get her out of my mind for a minute.
She was in the air I breathed, the food I ate."
"Hate is a very exciting emotion. Haven't you noticed? Very exciting. I hate you so much that I think I'm gonna die from it."
"George Bailey. I'll love you 'til the day I die."
"(What is it you want, Mary? What do you want?) You-You want the moon? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey, that's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary."
- "Bread, that this house may never know hunger. Salt, that life may always have flavor."
"That's it! Out you two pixies go. Through the door or out the window!"
- "It's this old house. I don't know why we don't all have pneumonia. Drafty old barn of a place. It's like growing up living in a refrigerator. Why do we have to live here in the first place, and stay around this measly, crummy old town?"
"You see, George. You really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to throw it away?"
"Clarence! Clarence! Help me, Clarence! Get me back! Get me back, I don't care what happens to me! Get me back to my wife and kids! Help me, Clarence, please! Please! I wanna live again. I wanna live again. I want to live again. Please, God, let me live again."
- "Look, Daddy. Teacher says, 'Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.'"
- "Mac, you ever been in love?"
"Ma'am, I sure like that name - Clementine."
- "This is a very strange love affair."
"I am married to an American agent."
"We are protected by the enormity of your stupidity."
"When we get home, Frank, then there'll be kisses, kisses with dreams
in them. Kisses that come from life, not death."
"I don't mind being alone. I just don't like to feel lonely."
think this is our dance, Mother."
"Not me, Mister. From now on, I'm a farmer."
- "Hey, you remind me of a man."
"Strike me pink!"
"Tell me, why is it every man who seems attractive these days is
either married or barred on a technicality?"
for being a mass killer, does not the world encourage it? Is it not
building weapons of destruction for the sole purpose of mass killing?
Has it not blown unsuspecting women and little children to pieces?
And done it very scientifically? Hah! As a mass killer, I am an amateur
to buy some illusions?" (sung) (and) "Want
to buy an illusion?"
"But first and foremost, I remember Mama."
"One thing I can't stand, it's a dame that's drunk."
"The only way to stay out of trouble is to grow old, so I guess I'll
concentrate on that. Maybe I'll live so long that I'll forget her. Maybe
I'll die trying."
"If you ain't eating Wham, you ain't eatin' ham."
"There are 8 million stories in the naked city. This has been one
"You know, there are only two things more beautiful than a good gun:
a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere."
"Cherry was right, you're soft. You should've let him kill me, 'cause I'm gonna kill you. I'll catch up
with ya! I don't know when, but I'll catch up. Every time you turn around,
expect to see me. 'Cause one time you'll turn around and I'll be there.
I'll kill ya, Matt."
"When we get back to the ranch, I want ya to change the brand.
It'll be like this, the Red River 'D', and we'll add an 'M' to it. You
don't mind that, do ya?...You've earned it."
"I heard a scream, and I didn't know if it was me who screamed or
not - if it was I or not."
"Badges? We ain't
got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking
"Licorice, mmmm. If there's anything I'm a sucker for, it's licorice."
- "And after you shot him, how did you feel then?"
- "It shows that what I said was true. There's no difference between the sexes. Men, women, the same."
"Could have been whole world - Willie Stark. The whole world - Willie
Stark. Why did he do it to me - Willie Stark? Why?"
"What a dump!"
"I suppose you know you have a wonderful body. I'd like to do it
"He must come, he must take me away, he must love me, he must. Morris will love me - for all those who
"Don't apologize - it's a sign of weakness."
"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror,
murder, bloodshed - but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci,
and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years
of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So
"Honest, sensible, sober, harmless Holly Martins. Holly - what a
- "I'd look good in a mink coat, honey."
it, Ma! Top of the world!"