I've got to have more steps. I need more steps. I've got to get higher, higher!"
"Hoke, you're my best friend."
"I always look well when I'm near death."
"Sir, you have no call to get snippy with me."
"We go together, Laurie. I don't know why, maybe like guns and ammunition go together."
"Say, I like this: Early Nothing."
"Shall we just have a cigarette on it?"
"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."
"Honest, sensible, sober, harmless Holly Martins. Holly - what a silly name."
"You call this a happy family? Why do we have to have all these kids?"
"My, my, my! Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains."
"Why was I not made of stone like thee?"
"That's OK, we can walk to the curb from here."
"I'm not sure she's capable of any real feelings. She's television generation. She learned life from Bugs Bunny. The only reality she knows comes to her from over the TV set."
"With all my heart, I still love the man I killed!"
"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."
"I see dead people."
"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?"
"Chivalry is not only dead, it's decomposed."
"You have no idea what a long-legged gal can do without doing anything."
"I want to see that moon in the champagne."
"I have a confession to make to you. Baron, you are a crook. You robbed the gentleman in 253, 5, 7, and 9. May I have the salt."
"So they call me 'Concentration Camp' Ehrhardt?"
"Anybody here? Hey, Ol' Man, You home tonight?"
"You gentlemen aren't really trying to kill my son, are you?"
"Tonight, just tonight, she belongs to me! Tonight I want her to call me Mommy."
"Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?"
"Ladies and gentlemen, my mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you."
"You know, there are only two things more beautiful than a good gun: a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere."
- "I can see your dirty pillows. Everyone will."
- "Breasts, Mama. They're called 'breasts' and every woman has them."
"Let's go home, Debbie."
"When's the last time you picked your feet, Willy? Who's your connection, Willy? What's his name?...I've got a man in Poughkeepsie who wants to talk to you. You ever been to Poughkeepsie? Huh? Have you ever been to Poughkeepsie?"
"He used to be a big shot."
"You ridiculous, old-fashioned, jug-eared, lop-sided Little Caesar!"
"...it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half."
"Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young."
"I can't believe it. Right here where we live - right here in St. Louis."
"If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing."
"Get me to that bus stop and forget you ever saw me. If we don't make that bus stop...'Remember me.'"
"Just panties - what else do I need?"
"Folks back home used to say I could shoot a rifle before I was weaned."
"What I'm trying to say is, 'I'm not a drinker - I'm a drunk.'"
- "Are you decent?"
- "Me? Sure, I'm decent."
"Tell me, why is it every man who seems attractive these days is either married or barred on a technicality?"
"I've been thinking about you and me, how much alike we are. The mink-coated girls...We're sisters under the mink."
"The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he didn't exist."
"And I say the fellas who can make the hill on high should stop once in a while and help those who can't. That's all I'm trying to do with this money. Help the fellas who can't make the hill on high."
"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 you?"
"I have a very pessimistic view of life. You should know this about me if we're gonna go out. You know, I - I feel that life is - is divided up into the horrible and the miserable. Those are the two categories, you know. The - the horrible would be like, um, I don't know, terminal cases, you know, and blind people, crippled. I don't know how they get through life. It's amazing to me. You know, and the miserable is everyone else. That's - that's - so - so - when you go through life - you should be thankful that you're miserable because you're very lucky to be miserable."
"It's the old, old story. Boy meets girl - Romeo and Juliet - Minneapolis and St. Paul!"
"Oh dear, we've become a race of Peeping Toms. What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change."
"Then she tried to sit in my lap while I was standing up."
"That's funny...That plane's dustin' crops where there ain't no crops."
"I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me."
"I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me. Good-bye, Dix."
- "I'd look good in a mink coat, honey."
- "You'd look good in a shower curtain."
"Don't apologize - it's a sign of weakness."
"I heard a scream, and I didn't know if it was me who screamed or not - if it was I or not."
- "What do you do? I mean, do you just ride around? Or do you go on some sort of a picnic or something?"
- "A picnic? Man, you are too square. I'll have to straighten you out. Now, listen, you don't go any one special place. That's cornball style. You just go."
- "Open the pod bay doors, HAL."
- "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."
- "What's the problem?"
- "I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do."
- "What are you talking about, HAL?"
- "I'm going to take a bath."
- "I'll alert the media."
"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"
"I suppose you know you have a wonderful body. I'd like to do it in clay."
"You know, this floor used to be wood, but I had it changed. Valentino said, 'there's nothing like tile for a tango.'"
"Face it, girls, I'm older and I have more insurance."
"If there's anything in the world I hate, it's leeches - filthy little devils!"
"I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever."
"Look at that! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motors. I tell you, it's a whole different sex!"
"Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!"
"I was a better man with you, as a woman, than I ever was with a woman, as a man. Know what I mean? I just gotta learn to do it without the dress."
- "Margo, nothing you've ever done has made me as happy as your taking Eve in."
- "I'm so happy you're happy."
- "You wouldn't be able to do these awful things to me if I weren't still in this [wheel] chair."
- "But cha are, Blanche! Ya are in that chair!"
"You know those days when you get the mean reds...No, the blues are because you're getting fat or maybe it's been raining too long, that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly, you're afraid, and you don't know what you're afraid of. Did you ever get that feeling?...Well, when I get it, the only thing that does any good is to jump into a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it. Nothing very bad could happen to you there."
"Don't you think it's better for a girl to be preoccupied with sex than occupied."
"You 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 going to be one terrific day, so you better live it up, 'cause tomorrow you'll be nothing.' See? And I almost was."
"Is this the way to Europe, France?"
"Perhaps he knew, as I didn't, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road."
"The story of my life. I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop."
"Flying's very dangerous. In 1987, there were thirty airline accidents. Two hundred and eleven were fatalities...Quantas never crashed."
"I get so tired of just being told I'm pretty."
"I feel the need - the need for speed!"
"Come on, darling. Why don't you kick off your spurs?"
"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!"
"Oh please, let me see her face when he kisses her."
"All right, folks, you've seen enough. Move along, please. Come on, clear the sidewalk."
- "My yellow roses. My - daughter....I could offer you a comfortable home, a sunny garden, a congenial atmosphere, my cherry pies...What was the decisive factor? Uh, my garden?"
- "I think it was your cherry pies!"
"The happiest days are when babies come."
"It was my privilege to know him and to make him known to the world. He was a poet, a scholar, and a mighty warrior. He was also the most shameless exhibitionist since Barnum and Bailey."
"I could never answer to a whistle. Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children, and definitely not for me. It would be too humiliating."
"Better wed than dead."
"They're all gonna laugh at you."
"We've got to start thinkin' beyond our guns. Those days are closin' fast."
"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."
"All you have to do is turn the dial and you have all the company you want. Right there on the screen. Drama, comedy, life's parade at your fingertips."
"Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome."
"Could have been whole world - Willie Stark. The whole world - Willie Stark. Why did he do it to me - Willie Stark? Why?"
- "You're not gonna stick around for your share?"
- "Naah, I'd only blow it."
"God is dead! Satan lives! The year is One, the year is One! God is dead! Why don't you help us out, Rosemary? Be a real mother to Adrian. You don't have to join if you don't want to. Just be a mother to your baby. Minnie and Laura-Louise are too old. It's not right. Think about it, Rosemary."
"You're a disgrace to our family name of Wagstaff, if such a thing is possible. What's all this talk I hear about you fooling around with the college widow?"
"Hold it. The next man makes a move, the nigger gets it."
"You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it's all about. The deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that - they don't listen."
"You're out of order! You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order!"
"It's true, boys. Every word of it. He died like they said. All right, fellas. Let's go and say a prayer for a boy who couldn't run as fast as I could."
"Yes, it used to be beautiful - what with the rackets, whoring, guns."
"Ya wanna dance or would you rather just suck face?"
"The Gospel according to Brady! God speaks to Brady, and Brady tells the world!"
"It's just my imagination. Some people have flat feet. Some people have dandruff. I have this appalling imagination..."
"I can't stand a naked light bulb any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action."
"...a way of life based on one simple rule: Be kind."
"Simple phonetics. The science of speech. That's my profession, also my hobby. Anyone can spot an Irishman or a Yorkshireman by his brogue, but I can place a man within six miles. I can place him within two miles in London. Sometimes within two streets."
"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."
"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."
"I 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."
"Because I am nuts about you, and I would go down on my knees to worship you if you really wanted me to. Bud, I can't get along without you. And I would do anything you'd ask me to. I would! I would! Anything!"
"Look up slowly, Ann. That's it. You don't see anything. Now look higher. Still higher. Now you see it. You're amazed. You can't believe it. Your eyes open wider. It's horrible Ann, but you can't look away. There's no chance for you Ann. No escape. You're helpless Ann, helpless. There's just one chance, if you can scream. But your throat's paralyzed. Try to scream Ann. Try. Perhaps if you didn't see it, you could scream. Throw your arms across your eyes and scream Ann, scream for your life."
- "You're not the man I knew ten years ago."
- "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."
"Joel, you wanna know somethin'?...Every now and then, say 'What the f--k!' 'What the f--k' gives you freedom. Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future." (later, in voice-over) "My name is Joel Goodsen. I deal in human fulfillment. I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?"
"I shall never forget the weekend Laura died..."
"The best part of myself - that's what you are. Do you think I'm going to leave it to the vulgar pawing of a second-rate detective who thinks you're a dame? Do you think I could bear the thought of him holding you in his arms, kissing you, loving you?"
"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!"
"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."
"And if it should get dull, you can always go over to Tul-sa for the weekend."
"I love that you get cold when it's seventy-one degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're lookin' at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely. And it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
"No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
"...a practical device which automatically feeds your men while at work. Don't stop for lunch. Be ahead of your competitor...the feeding machine will eliminate the lunch hour, increase your production, and decrease your overhead."
"...and while you're looking, listen. This is me, Marco talking. Fifty-two red Queens and me are telling you - you know what we're telling you? - it's over. The links, the beautifully-conditioned links are smashed. They're smashed as of now because we say so, because we say they ought to be smashed. We're bustin' up the joint, we're tearin' out all the wires, we're bustin' it up so good all the Queen's horses and all the Queen's men will never put ol' Raymond back together again. You don't work anymore. That's an order. Anybody invites you to a game of solitaire - you tell 'em: 'Sorry, buster, the ball-game is over!'"
"Pres, I can't believe it's you here. I dreamed about it so long. A lifetime. No, longer than that. I put on this white dress for you to help me tell ya how humbly I ask you to forgive me. Pres, I'm kneelin' to ya...to ask ya to forgive me and love me as I love you."
- "Mac, you ever been in love?"
- "No, I've been a bartender all my life."
"He must come, he must take me away, he must love me, he must. Morris will love me - for all those who didn't."
"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."
"The men I know, and I've known dozens of them, oh, they're so nice, so polished, so considerate. Most women like that type. I guess they're afraid of the other kind. I thought I was, too. But you're so strong. You don't give. You take. Oh, Tommy, I could love you to death."
"Listen, I - I appreciate this whole seduction scene you got going, but let me give you a tip: I'm a sure thing."
"When we get home, Frank, then there'll be kisses, kisses with dreams in them. Kisses that come from life, not death."
- "Get back to Cairo. Get us some transport to England. Boat, plane, anything. Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me. I'm going after that truck."
- "I don't know. I'm making this up as I go."
"Hide me, Eddie, p-p-p-puh-leeeease."
- "There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance...."
- "Which one am I?"
- "You're the worst kind. You're high maintenance, but you think you're low maintenance."