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she gets like this - all of a sudden, she's playin' Hamlet's
a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snappin' at her rear end."
nothing you've ever done has made me as happy as your taking Eve
"Fasten your seatbelts.
It's going to be a bumpy night."
Casswell is an actress, a graduate of the Copacabana School of Dramatic
afraid Mr. DeWitt would find me boring before too long."
speech, Eve. But I wouldn't worry too much about your heart. You
can always put that award where your heart ought to be."
"Oh Lon, when I think of all those awful people you come in contact
with, downright criminals, I get scared."
you do me a favor, Harry?"
eat terrible. Ya got no manners. Takin' your shoes off all the time.
That's another thing. Pickin' your teeth. You're just not couth!"
- "Can I help you?"
go together, Laurie. I don't know why, maybe like guns and ammunition
ago. my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world,
Elwood, you must be..." - she always called me Elwood - 'In
this world, Elwood, you must be oh, so smart or oh, so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote
"I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived
a few weeks while she loved me."
lived a few weeks while you loved me. Goodbye, Dix."
"I am big. It's the pictures that got small."
know, this floor used to be wood. But I had it changed. Valentino
said, 'There's nothing like tile for the tango.'"
met a lot of hard-boiled eggs in my life, but you - you're twenty
you like to make yourself $1,000 a day, Mr. Boot? I'm a $1,000-a-day
newspaperman. You can have me for nothin'."
never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating."
"Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above."
there's anything in the world I hate, it's leeches - oh, the filthy
"That's, uh, quite a dress you almost have on...What holds it up?"
we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system,
and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern
of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend
your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out
cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue
your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for
your answer. The decision rests with you. Gort, berengo."
love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess
maybe I've even loved you before I saw you."
"We'll have such wonderful times together, just the two of us."
can't stand a naked light bulb any more than I can a rude remark
or a vulgar action."
"Hey Stell - Lahhhhh! Hey, Stell - Lahhhh!"
"Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
one of you listening to my voice, tell the world. Tell this to everybody
wherever they are. Watch the skies, everywhere. Keep looking. Keep
watching the skies."
bring you the circus - the Pied Piper whose magic tunes greet children
of all ages from six to 60, into a tinsel and spun-candy world of
reckless beauty and mounting laughter, whirling thrills; of rhythm,
excitement and grace; of daring and blaring and dance;
of high-stepping horses and high-flying stars. But behind all this,
the circus is a massive machine whose very life depends on discipline
and motion and speed. A mechanized army on wheels, that rolls over
any obstacle in its path, that meets calamity again and again, but
always comes up smiling. A place where disaster and tragedy stalk
the big top, haunt the backyard, and ride the circus train. Where
death is constantly watching for one frayed rope, one weak link,
or one trace of fear. A fierce, primitive fighting force that smashes
relentlessly forward against impossible odds. That is the circus.
And this is the story of the biggest of the big tops, and of the
men and women who fight to make it 'The Greatest Show on Earth.'"
no good. I've got to go back, Amy."
a great life. You risk your skin catchin' killers and the juries
turn 'em loose so they can come back and shoot at ya again. If you're
honest, you're poor your whole life, and in the end you wind up dyin'
all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothin'. For a tin
"There's one thing I gotta say, though."
"No patty fingers, if you please. The proprieties at all times. Hold on to your hats."
we movie stars get the glory. I guess we have to take the little heartaches
that go with it. People think we lead lives of glamour and romance,
but we're really lonely - terribly lonely."
mean it's gonna say up on the screen that I don't talk and sing for
myself?... But they can't do that!...They can't make a fool outta
Lina Lamont! They can't make a laughin' stock outta Lina Lamont!
What do they think I am, dumb or somethin'? Why I make more money
than...than...than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!"
we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as
though our hard work ain't been in vain for nothing. Bless you all."
"Ladies and Gentlemen. Stop that girl. That girl running
up the aisle - stop her. That's the girl whose voice you heard and loved tonight.
She's the real star of the picture. Kathy Selden."
"Say, I like this: Early Nothing."
"I've been thinking about you and me, how much alike we are. The
mink-coated girls...We're sisters under the mink."
"I'll play loud as I want, you little wop."
never knew it could be like this. Nobody ever kissed me the way you
"Robert E. Lee Prewitt. Isn't that a silly old name?"
"It goes on your head."
way most people go about it, they use more brains picking a horse
in the third at Belmont than they do picking a husband...It's your
head you've got to use, not your heart."
"What I'm tryin' to tell you, J.D., is that I've
always liked older men. Look
at Roosevelt, look at Churchill, look at that old fella 'what's his
name' in African Queen. Absolutely crazy about him.
So you see, J.D.... "
"Why are you so preoccupied with sex?..."
"And you can forgive me?"
"This is very unusual. I've never been alone with a man before - even with my dress on.
With my dress off, it's most unusual. I don't seem to mind. Do
"The Mouth of Truth. Legend is that if you're given to lying, you put
your hand in there, it'll be bitten off."
"They tell me they call you 'Stonewall'."
"We want you, Shane."
"Thus, on April the 15th, 1912, at 0220 hours, as the passengers and crew sang a Welsh hymn, R.M.S. Titanic passed from the British Registry. 712 people in 19 lifeboats survived."
"Well, on the weekends, we go out and have a ball."
- "Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against?"
"Mr. Maryk, you may tell the crew for me there are four ways of doing things on board my ship. The right way,
the wrong way, the Navy way, and my way. (If) They do things my way, we'll
but the strawberries! That's, that's where I had them. They laughed
at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt,
and with, with geometric logic, that, that a duplicate key to the
wardroom icebox did exist. And I would have produced that
key if they hadn't pulled the Caine out of action. I, I know
now they were only trying to protect some fellow officer..."
it was you. You remember that night in the Garden you came down to
my dressing room and said, 'Kid, this ain't your night. We're goin'
for the price on Wilson.' You remember that? 'This ain't your night!'
My night, I could've taken Wilson apart. So what happens? He gets
the title shot outdoors in a ballpark, and what do I get? A one
way ticket to Palookaville. You was my brother, Charley, you should've
looked out for me a little bit. You should've taken care of me just
a little bit so I wouldn't have to take them dives for the short
New York State sentence for a Peeping Tom is six months in the work
house...They got no windows in the work house. You know, in the old
days, they used to put your eyes out with a red-hot poker. Any of those
bikini bombshells you're always watchin' worth a red-hot poker? Oh
dear, we've become a race of Peeping Toms. What people oughta do is
get outside their own house and look in for a change. Yes, sir. How's
that for a bit of home-spun philosophy?"
everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine."
will you do me one favor?...Give me one reason, one good reason why
we should spend our last two hours in Florida looking at the sisters
of Freckle-Face Haynes, the dog-face boy."
"Merry Christmas, Mrs. Scott, and Happy New Year."
I'll only be here twenty-four hours."
got it! I've got it! The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with
the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!
manner of man is Giacomo? Ha ha! I shall tell you what manner of
man is he. He lives for a sigh, he dies for a kiss, he lusts for
the laugh, ha! He never walks when he can leap! He never flees when
he can fight! He swoons at the beauty of a rose. And I offer myself
to you, all of me. My heart. My lips. My legs. My calves. Do what
you will - my love endures. (Kiss - Kiss...) Beat me. Kick me. I
me to that bus stop and forget you ever saw me. If we don't make
that bus stop..."
feel like doin' tonight?"
whaddaya want from me? Whaddaya want from me? I'm miserable enough
as it is. All
right, so I'll go to the Stardust Ballroom. I'll put on a blue suit,
and I'll go. And you know what I'm gonna get for my trouble? Heartache.
A big night of heartache."
like us, we ain't such dogs as we think we are."
"Well now, what's it to be, Lord? Another widow? How many has it
been? Six? Twelve? I disremember. You say the word, Lord, I'm on my way."
you like me to tell you the little story of Right Hand-Left Hand -
the story of good and evil? H-A-T-E! It was with this left hand that
old brother Cain struck the blow that laid his brother low. L-O-V-E.
You see these fingers, dear hearts? These fingers has veins that run
straight to the soul of man. The right hand, friends! The hand of love!
Now watch and I'll show you the story of life. These fingers, dear
hearts, is always a-warrin' and a-tuggin', one agin the other. Now,
watch 'em. Ol' brother Left Hand. Left hand, he's a-fightin'. And it
looks like LOVE's a goner. But wait a minute, wait a minute! Hot dog!
LOVE's a winnin'? Yes, siree. It's LOVE that won, and ol' Left Hand
HATE is down for the count!"
a hard world for little things."
"They abide and they endure."
baby. You're the only real thing I ever wanted. Ever. You're mine.
I've gotta claim what's mine or I'll be nothin' as long as I live.
You love me. You know it. You love me. You love me. You love me."
"You're tearing me apart! You, you say one thing, he says another, and everybody changes back again!"
know something? I woke up this morning, you know, and the sun was
shining and it was nice and all that type of stuff. Then the first
thing - I saw you and, uh, I said, 'Boy, this is gonna be one
terrific day, so you better live it up, 'cause tomorrow you'll be
nothing.' See? And I almost was."
is such a worthy cause. We must bring the message to the people. We
must teach them to unmask their poor suffocating bodies and let them
breathe again. Clothes are the enemy. Without clothes, there'd be no
sickness, there'd be no war. I ask you, sir, can you imagine two great
armies on the battlefield, no uniforms, completely nude? No way of
telling friend from foe. All brothers, together."
it's hot like this, you know what I do? I keep my undies in the icebox!"
do you feel the breeze from the subway. Isn't it delicious?"
just my imagination. Some people have flat feet. Some people have
dandruff. I have this appalling imagination."
want a leg or a breast?"
desire, ambition, faith - without them life's so simple, believe
been afraid a lot of times in my life, but I
didn't know the real meaning of fear until, until I had kissed Becky."
"Look, you fools. You're in danger. Can't you see? They're after
you. They're after all of us. Our wives, our children, everyone. They're
here already. You're next!"
have my sympathies, then. You have not yet learned that in this life
you have to be like everyone else - the perfect mediocrity; no better,
no worse. Individuality's a monster and it must be strangled in its
cradle to make our friends feel confident. You know, I've often thought
that the gangster and the artist are the same in the eyes of the masses.
They are admired and hero-worshipped, but there is always present underlying
wish to see them destroyed at the peak of their glory."
"When I shall sit, you shall sit. When I shall kneel, you shall kneel. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera."
"Let's go home, Debbie."
him, there has to be love. Manliness is not all swagger and swearing
and mountain climbing. Manliness is also tenderness and gentleness
"Oh, Moses! Moses! You stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!"
my people go."
"So let it be written, so let it be done."
don't look at me like that."
"Do not speak
to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!"
"Be happy in your work."
"But don't you see. It's a matter of principle. If we give in now,
there'll be no end to it. No...I'm adamant. I will not have an officer
from my battalion working as a coolie!"
"You give me powders, pills, baths, injections, enemas - when all I need
have I done?"
was continuing to shrink, to become - What? The infinitesimal? What
was I? Still a human being? Or was I the man of the future? If there
were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas
and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new worid?
So close, the infinitesimal and the infinite. But suddenly I knew
they were really the two ends of the same concept. The unbelievably
small and the unbelievably vast eventually meet, like the closing
of a gigantic circle. I looked up, as if somehow I would grasp the
heavens, the universe, worlds beyond number. God's silver tapestry
spread across the night. And in that moment I knew the answer to
the riddle of the infinite. I had thought in terms of Man's own limited
dimension. I had presumed upon Nature. That existence begins and
ends is Man's conception, not Nature's. And I felt my body dwindling,
melting, becoming nothing. My fears melted away and in their place
came acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean
something. And then I meant something too. Yes, smaller than the
smallest, I meant something too. To God, there is no zero. I STILL
"I'd hate to take a bite out of you. You're a cookie full of arsenic."
"Why is it always, always so costly for Man to move from the present to the future?"
are they gonna do with that thing, Dave?"
know what I feel like? I feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin
is, uh, the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?"
not livin' with you. We occupy the same cage, that's all."
gonna say, 'There goes that poor old Clara Varner whose
father married her off to a dirt-scratchin', shiftless, no-good
farmer who just happened by.'" Well, let 'em
talk. I'll tell you one thing. You gonna wake up in the mornin' smilin'."
silly little pig."
"I'm Hank Quinlan."
was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?"
"Well, I'll wear the darn clothes if you want me to - if-if you'll
just, just like me."
"And the necklace, Carlotta's necklace, there was where you made
your mistake, Judy. You shouldn't keep souvenirs of a killing. You shouldn't
have been, you shouldn't have been that sentimental."
have the spirit to fight back but the good sense to control it. Your
eyes are full of hate, Forty-One. That's good. Hate keeps a man
alive. It gives him strength."
are all condemned men. We keep you alive to serve this ship. So row
well - and live."
- "Triumph complete, Judah. The race won, the enemy destroyed."
"And I felt His voice take the sword out of
Maggie, in the world of advertising, there's no such thing
as a lie. There's only the expedient exaggeration. You ought to know
"You gentlemen aren't really trying to kill my son, are you?"
"That's funny...That plane's dustin' crops where there ain't no crops."
"It's going to be a long night...and I don't particularly like
the book I've started...You know what I mean?"
a big girl."
"What did he say that made such good sense?"
last night I saw a flying object that couldn't have possibly been
from this planet. But I can't say a word! I'm muzzled by army brass! I
can't even admit I saw the thing!"
have seen this incident based on sworn testimony. Can you prove that
it didn't happen? Perhaps on your way home, someone will pass you
in the dark, and you will never know it, for they will be from outer
space. Many scientists believe that another world is watching us
this moment. We once laughed at the horseless carriage, the aeroplane,
the telephone, the electric light, vitamins, radio, and even television!
And now some of us laugh at outer space. God help us... in the future."
"Tell me, Sheriff, what should I have done?...I'd like to know. This
isn't the first time that handbill has come up. I'd like to know what
to do about it."
you've done it! Now you have done it!...You tore off one of my chests."
at that! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs.
She must have some sort of built-in motor, or somethin'. I tell
you, it's a whole different sex!"
story of my life. I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop."
- "Steady boy. Just keep telling yourself you're a girl."
you're not a girl! You're a guy. And why would a guy wanna marry
you don't understand, Osgood! Ohh... I'm a man."
"Ladies and gentlemen, just a word of warning. If any of you are not convinced that you have a tingler of your own, the next time you're frightened in the dark, don't scream."