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Initial post: Jul 24, 2008 11:01:55 PM PDT
What are the coolest movie lines of all time.

Cool Hand Luke: "What we have here is a failure to communicate."

Casablanca: "Play it again Sam. Play "As Time Goes Bye".

come to mind...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2008 11:20:55 PM PDT
Well... not exactly, Glenn--

Ilsa: Play it once, Sam. For old times' sake.
Sam: [lying] I don't know what you mean, Miss Ilsa.
Ilsa: Play it, Sam. Play "As Time Goes By."

And then:
Rick: [rushing up] Sam, I thought I told you never to play-...

Finally, later:
Rick: You know what I want to hear.
Sam: [lying] No, I don't.
Rick: You played it for her, you can play it for me!
Sam: [lying] Well, I don't think I can remember...
Rick: If she can stand it, I can! Play it!

NO ONE in CASABLANCA ever says the exact words, "Play it again, Sam."

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2008 6:05:33 AM PDT
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Open the pod doors, Hal.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!
I am Spartacus.
Mother isn't quite herself today.
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderlay again.
I've always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Why don't you pass the time and play a little Solitaire?
I *am* big... it's the pictures that got small.
But ya *are*, Blanche! Ya *are* in that chair!
Well, nobody's perfect.

This is fun.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2008 7:14:31 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:

God is mah witness! A'll nevah be hungry agin!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2008 7:24:36 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:

I am Mrs. DeWinter now!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2008 7:43:35 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:
Judge: Are you trying to show contempt for this court?
Mae West: No. I'm doing my best to hide it.

Mae West to Cary Grant: You can be had.

W.C. Fields to Mae West: Flowerbelle! What a euphonious appellation!

Mae West. A man's kiss is his signature.


Goodness, what beautiful diamonds.
Goodness had nothing to do with it.

More Mae West quotes:
When you've got nothin' to do and a lotta time to do it, come up and see me!
Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me.
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
When I'm good I'm very good, and when I'm bad I'm better.
It's not the men in my life. It's the life in my men.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I've never tried before.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

There are a million Mae West quotes! She was really something--wrote all her own material. I used to do a Mae West act. Tremendous fun!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2008 7:59:37 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.


I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.

Mae West, Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill said some of the cleverest things I've ever heard. I admire the wit of all three of them!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2008 8:02:20 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:

I coulda beena condendah, Chahlie.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2008 8:12:54 AM PDT
Mae Rose says:
W.C. Fields:

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.
Women are like elephants. I like to look at 'em, but I wouldn't want to own one.
There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
Never give a sucker an even break.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2008 11:46:17 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:

Charlotte Haze: "Whenever you touch me, darling, I go as limp as a noodle."
Humbert Humbert: "Yes, I am familiar with that feeling."

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2008 2:39:40 PM PDT
W.C. Fields (as Egbert Sousé) in THE BANK DICK (1940):

Egbert Sousé: Did you warble my little wren?

Egbert Sousé: My uncle, a balloon ascensionist, Effingham Hoofnagle, took a chance. He was three miles and a half up in the air. He jumped out of the basket of the balloon and took a chance of alighting on a load of hay.
Og Oggilby: Golly! Did he make it?
Egbert Sousé: Uh... no. He didn't. Had he been a younger man, he probably would have made it. That's the point. Don't wait too long in life.

Egbert Sousé: I'm very fond of children. Girl children, around eighteen and twenty.

Egbert Sousé: The jockey was a very insulting fellow. He referred to my proboscis as an adscititious excrescence. I had to tweak his nose.

Egbert Sousé: Don't be a luddy-duddy! Don't be a mooncalf! Don't be a jabbernowl! You're not those, are you?

Egbert Sousé: Ten cents a share. Telephone sold for five cents a share. How would you like something better for ten cents a share? If five gets ya ten, ten'll get ya twenty. A beautiful home in the country, upstairs and down. Beer flowing through the estate over your grandmother's paisley shawl.
Og Oggilby: Beer?
Egbert Sousé: Beer! Fishing in the stream that runs under the aboreal dell. A man comes up from the bar, dumps $3,500 in your lap for every nickel invested. Says to you, "Sign here on the dotted line." And then disappears in the waving fields of alfalfa.

Og Oggilby: Oh... I knew this would happen! I was a perfect idiot to ever listen to you!
Egbert Sousé: You listen to me, Og! There's nothing in this world that is perfect.

Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sousé: What's the matter, Pop? Don't you love me?
Egbert Sousé: [raising his hand in anger] Certainly I love you!
Agatha Sousé: Don't you dare strike that child!
Egbert Sousé: She's not gonna tell ME I don't love her.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 5:51:52 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:

Here's lookin' at you, kid!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 6:55:08 AM PDT

Listen to dem. Children of de night. What music dey make....

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 9:16:00 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:

Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to BE God! The brain you stole, Fritz. Think of it. The brain of a dead man waiting to live again in a body I made with my own hands!


I am Dracula. I bid you welcome. More wolfbane?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 9:26:32 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:

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. Go ahead. Jump. He never loved you, so why go on living? Jump and it will all be over.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 10:03:54 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:

Hey you fellas, how 'bout some beans? You want some beans? Goin' through some mighty rough country tomorrow, you'd better have some beans.

Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.

Such impudence never came my way.

Water's precious. Sometimes may be more precious than gold.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 10:27:04 AM PDT
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Mae Rose says:

I don't know what they have to say
It makes no difference anyway
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
No matter what it is or who commenced it, I'm against it!
Your proposition may be good
But let's have one thing understood:
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
And even when you've changed it or condensed it, I'm against it!
For months before my son was born
I used to yell from night till morn:
Whatever it is, I'm against it!
And I've kept yelling since I've first commenced it, I'm against it.


If any form of pleasure is exhibited, report to me and it will be prohibited!
I'll put my foot down, so shall it be... this is the land of the free!
The last man nearly ruined this place he didn't know what to do with it.
If you think this country's bad off now, just wait till I get through with it!
The country's taxes must be fixed, and I know what to do with it.
If you think you're paying too much now, just wait till I get through with it!


Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
and a torso even more so.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Queen of Tattoo.
On her back is The Battle of Waterloo.
Beside it, The Wreck of the Hesperus too.
And proudly above waves the red, white, and blue.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 1:40:03 PM PDT

Everyone says "I love you"
But just what they say it for I never knew
It's just inviting trouble for the poor sucker who
Says "I love you"

Take a pair of rabbits who
Get stuck on each other and begin to woo
And pretty soon you'll find a million more rabbits who
Say "I love you"

When the lion gets feelin' frisky and begins to roar
There's another lion who knows just what he's roaring for

Everything that ever grew
The goose and the gander and the gosling, too
The duck upon the water when he feels that way, too
Says "quack quack quack"

(Can you see Groucho with his tenor ukulele, singng as he lies back in the boat?)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 3:27:20 PM PDT
Saffron says:
From Dinner at Eight
Kitty: I was reading a book the other day.
Carlotta: Reading a book!
Kitty: Yes. It's all about civilization or something, a nutty kind of a book. Do you know that the guy said that machinery is going to take the place of every profession?
Carlotta: Oh, my dear, that's something you need never worry about.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 5:45:32 PM PDT
M. Brewer says:
It was a great copulation, my son. From "Little Big Man".

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 8:54:11 PM PDT
The late and always lamented Judy Holliday, as Emma 'Billie' Swan, in BORN YESTERDAY (1950):

Billie Dawn: You an' your big numbers, you don' watch out, you'll be wearing one across yer chest!

Harry Brock: What's a peninsula?
Billie Dawn: Shhhh.
Harry Brock: Don't gimme that "shush." You think you're so smart, huh - what's a peninsula?
Paul Verrall: It's a ...
Harry Brock: Not you, her.
Billie Dawn: It's that new medicine...

Harry Brock: Shut up! You ain't gonna be tellin' nobody nothin' pretty soon!
Billie Dawn: DOUBLE NEGATIVE! Right?
Paul Verrall: Right.

Billie Dawn: He always used to say, "Never do nothing you wouldn't want printed on the front page of The New York Times."

Billie: Would you do me a favor, Harry?
Harry Brock: What?
Billie: Drop dead!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 9:46:14 PM PDT
Henry-Clyde says:
1. Steve McQueen: "We deal in lead, friend."
2. Yul Brynner: "No enemies?" Robert Vaughn: "Alive."
3. Brynner: "Solving your problems isn't our line."
4. Brynner: "Go on, Lee. You don't owe anything to anybody." Vaughn: "Except to myself."
5. Farmer: "For a man who has fought in so many battles, you must have great courage."
Vaughn: "Until the day you lose your nerve."
6. Horst Buchholz: "That was the greatest shot I ever seen." James Coburn: "The worst. I was aiming at the horse."

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2008 5:57:20 AM PDT
The jonquil says:
"I'll go out the way I came in.' Susan Hayward in Valley of the Dolls (1967) The actual dellivery of the lline is far more telling than the words.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2008 8:40:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2008 8:41:41 AM PDT
First of all, some great lines that I didn't I have new movies to watch!
Of course there are so many, but:

From "Another Thin Man":
Nick & Nora are showing their new baby boy to Nick's friend, Creeps

Creeps: (to Nick) Why didn't you tell me you had a kid?
Nick: (bashful) Aw, know...
Creeps: No, you don't have to feel that way about him, he's all right. You should see some of the monkeys I've seen....and the fathers are taking bows!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2008 5:59:25 PM PDT
Meyer3 says:
Don't forget Danny Kaye's, "The pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pessel, the flagon with the dragon has the brew that is true."
Or the Wind and the Lion with Sean Connery, Candace Bergen, and Brian Keith. "It has been a bad year, and the next will be even worse" or "Have you never wanted anything you were willing to lose everything for" or "You are a lot of trouble Mrs. Pedecarous" This is a terrific film that is not well known enough.
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