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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."
their brave young spirits hear the bugles sing - go to sleep, go
to sleep. Slumber well where the shells screamed and fell. Let your
rifles rest on the muddy floor, you will not need them any more.
Danger's past now at last, go to sleep. And up to Heaven's doorway
floats from the wood called Rouge Bouquet, a delicate cloud of bugle
notes, that softly say: 'Farewell, farewell. Comrades true, born
anew, peace to you. Your souls shall be where the heroes are, and
your memories shine like the Morning Star. Brave and dear, shield
us here. Farewell.'"
"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."
all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to
live by each others' happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't
want to hate and despise one another. In this world, there's room for
everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The
way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way."
"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."
- "A magnificence that comes out of your
eyes and your voice and the way you stand there and the way you walk.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you.
Hearth fires and holocausts."
"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!"
no mistake, I shall regret the absence of your keen mind; unfortunately,
it is inseparable from an extremely disturbing body."
think it would be fun to run a newspaper. I think it
would be fun to run a newspaper. Grrr."
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."
fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember.
You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey
on the ferry. And as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling
in. And on it there was a girl waiting to get off. 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."
years ago, he wrote from that place down there in the South, uh,
what's it called? Uh? Shangri-La? El Dorado? Sloppy Joe's? What was
the name of that place, huh? All right. Xanadu."
about me? I'm the one who's got to do the singin'. I'm the one that
gets the razzberries. Why don't you leave me alone?"
I'm going from my valley. And this time, I shall never return. I
am leaving behind me my fifty years of memory. Memory. Strange that
the mind will forget so much of what only this moment has passed,
and yet hold clear and bright the memory of what happened years ago
- of men and women long since dead. Yet who shall say what is real
and what is not? Can I believe my friends all gone when their voices
are still a glory in my ears? No. And I will stand to say no and
no again, for they remain a living truth within my mind. There is
no fence nor hedge round Time that is gone. You can go back and have
what you like of it, if you can remember. So I can close my eyes
on my Valley as it is today - and it is gone - and I see it as it
was when I was a boy. Green it was, and possessed of the plenty of
the earth. In all Wales, there was none so beautiful."
"Everything I ever learnt as a small
boy came from my father, and I never found anything he ever told
me to be wrong or worthless. The simple lessons he taught me are
as sharp and clear in my mind as if I had heard them only yesterday."
like my father cannot die. They are with me still - real in memory
as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was
my Valley then."
I am trying to say is--only I'm not a poet, I'm an ophiologist. I've
always loved you. I mean, I've never loved anyone but you."
see, Hopsie, you don't know very much about a girl! 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."
wonderful sir, wonderful. I do like a man who tells you right
out that he's looking out for himself. Don't we all? I don't
trust a man who says he's not."
bungled it. You and your stupid attempt to buy it. Kemedov found
out how valuable it was. No wonder we had such an easy time stealing
it. You, you imbecile! You bloated idiot!
You stupid fathead! You..."
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
"When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it."
"Don't be silly. You're taking the fall!"
- "What is it?"
walkin' along, not a nickel in your jeans, you're free as the wind.
Nobody bothers ya. Hundreds of people pass you by in every line of
business. Shoes, hats, automobiles, radios, furniture, everything,
and they're all nice loveable people. And they let you alone. Is
that right? 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."
"Where'd you learn to shoot, York?"
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!"
"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."
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."
ends the story of a ship, but there will always be other ships, for
we are an island race. Through all our centuries the sea has ruled
our destiny. There will always be other ships and men to sail in
them. It is these men, in peace or war, to whom we owe so much. Above
all victories, beyond all loss, in spite of changing values and a
changing world, they give to us, their countrymen, eternal and indominitable
pride...God bless our ships and all who sail in them."
"Where's the rest of me?"
"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."
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. Let me go."
"Shall we just have a cigarette on it?"
"Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."
that's what's so irritating. To know that I could get you someplace
without doing any harm either. You have no idea what a long-legged
gal can do without doing anything. And instead of that, I have
to watch you stamping around proudly, like Sitting Bull in a new
blanket, breathing through your nose while we both starve to death."
are a lot of inconveniences to yachting that most people don't know
anything about...Give me the peaceful train."
is not only dead, it's decomposed."
one of the tragedies of this life, that the men who are most in need
of a beating up are always enormous."
and gentlemen. My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister
thanks you. And I thank you."
like... I don't know how to kiss or I would kiss you. Where do the
noses go? Always I wonder where the noses would go. They're not in
the way, are they? I always thought they would be in the way. Look,
I can do it myself."
the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!"
comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps
is a glass of champagne."
think you know something, don't you? You think you're the clever
little girl that knows something. There's so much you don't know.
So much. What do you know, really? You're just an ordinary little
girl living in an ordinary little town. You wake up every morning
of your life and you know perfectly well that there's nothing in
the world to trouble you. You go through your ordinary little day
and at night you sleep your untroubled, ordinary little sleep filled
with peaceful, stupid dreams. And I brought you nightmares! Or did
I, or was it a silly inexpert little lie? You live in a dream. You're
a sleepwalker, blind. 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."
runs in my family. It practically gallops."
can't leave a dead body in the rumble seat. You shouldn't have killed
him. Just because he knows something about us, what happens?"
killed Dietrichson - me, Walter Neff, insurance salesman, 35 years old,
unmarried, no visible scars... - until a while ago, that is. 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?"
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?"
is it, Walter, I'm shaking like a leaf, but it's straight down
the line for both of us. I love you, Walter."
haven't been afraid since I've known you."
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."
shall never forget the weekend Laura died. A silver sun burned
through the sky like a huge magnifying glass. It was the hottest Sunday
in my recollection. I felt as if I were the only human being left in
New York. For Laura's horrible death, I was alone. I, Waldo Lydecker,
was the only one who really knew her. And I had just begun to write Laura's
story when - another of those detectives came to see me..."
doll in Washington Heights once got a fox fur out of me."
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?"
was you ever bit by a dead bee?"
"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."
"You know, Steve, you're not very hard to figure. Only at times. Sometimes
I know exactly what you're going to say - most of the time. The other
times, the other times you're just a stinker." (She kisses him)
"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."
shrinks my liver, doesn't it, Nat? It pickles my kidneys. Yes. 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 confident,
supremely confident. 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. I'm Jesse James and his two brothers. All
three of 'em. I'm W. Shakespeare. And out there, it's not Third Avenue
any longer. It's the Nile, Nat - the Nile, and down it floats the
barge of Cleopatra..."
"People drink a little. A lot of them get tight once in
"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."
you're a private detective. I didn't know they existed, except in
books, or else they were greasy little men snooping around hotel
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 or drinking your lunch out of a bottle.
But don't waste your time trying to cross-examine me."
"My, my, my! Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains."
"Well, speaking of horses, I like to play them myself. But I like to
see them work out a little first, see if they're front-runners or come
from behind, find out what their whole card is. What makes them run."
liked that. I'd like more. That's even better."
forgotten one thing. Me."
"Pearl? You could be a woman of sin or a woman of God. Which is it
always said you could shoot. I never believed ya."
- "Are you decent?"
you hear about me, Gabe? If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me
the Bar Nothing."
hated her so, I couldn't get her out of my mind for a minute. She
was in the air I breathed, and the food I ate."
is a very exciting emotion. Haven't you noticed? Very exciting. I
hate you too, Johnny. I hate you so much - I think I'm gonna die
"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."
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?"
see, George. You really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what
a mistake it would be to throw it away?"
does it! Out you two pixies go. Through the door or out the window!"
"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 need your help."
protected by the enormity of your stupidity - for a time."
been waiting a long time for that kiss."
don't mind being alone. But I don't like to feel lonely."
- "Hey, you remind me of a man."
"Strike me pink!"
it, madam, my language is most controlled. And as for me morals,
I lived a man's life and I'm not ashamed of it. And, I can assure
you no woman's ever been the worse for knowing me - and I'd like
to know how many mealy-mouthed bluenoses can say the same."
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
by comparison. However, I do not wish to lose my temper, because
very shortly, I shall lose my head. Nevertheless, upon leaving this
spark of earthly existence, I have this to say: 'I shall see you
all very soon... very soon.'"
to buy some illusions? Slightly used, just like new. Such romantic
illusions, and they're all about you. I sell them all for a penny,
they make pretty souvenirs. Take my lovely illusions, some for laughs,
some for tears." (sung)
"But first and foremost, I remember Mama."
thing I can't stand is a dame that's drunk. What I mean, they turn
my stomach. No good to themselves or anybody else. She got the shakes,
see? So she has a drink to get rid of 'em. That one tastes so good
so she has another one. First thing you know,
she's stinko again."
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
me a little favor, will ya? The next time you're gonna do anything
or say anything or buy anything, think it over very carefully. When
you're sure you're right, forget the whole thing."
a good looking gun you were about to use back there. Can I see it? Maybe
you'd like to see mine. Nice! Awful nice! You
know, there are only two things more beautiful than a good gun: a
Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere. You ever had a
good Swiss watch?"
"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 earned it."
"And anyway, things seem different here."
- "If you are the police, where are your badges?"
after you shot him, how did you feel then?"
all I wanted to hear. Music to my tin ear. Licorice, mmmm. If there's anything
I'm a sucker for, it's licorice."
- "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 does he do it to me - Willie Stark? Why?"
"What a dump!"
"He must come.
He must take me away. He must love me, he must....No,
no, Morris must take hold of me. Morris will love
me - for all those who didn't."
"Catherine, do you know what you're doing?"
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.
And in 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce?
The cuckoo clock. So long, Holly."
"Honest, sensible, sober, harmless Holly Martins. Holly - what a
could travel, buy things. That's what money's for. I look good in
a mink coat, honey."
it, Ma! Top of the world!"