Favorite Movie Quotes

Inspired by Clara's favorite film lines, here are a few of mine.

  From Can-Can (1960)  

Paul: It's over. Don't go on torturing yourself.
Phillipe: I don't know how to stop.

Heartbreaking. Louis Jourdan can play sincerity like nobody's business. He had me at Gigi.

From Bells Are Ringing (1960)

Sue: Miss number 63 is canceling service because she's marrying Mr. number 78.
Ella: Oh, how wonderful! I had nothing to do with it. I happened to know that Miss number 63 wanted to mate her female Siamese cat and I also knew that Mr. number 78 had a male Siamese cat. So I told her and she called him, and they all got together.

Hilarious! This is, hands down, my favorite Judy Holliday film. The stage version is being revived in London.

From Giant (1956)
 Leslie: C'mon partner. Why don't you kick off your spurs?

Spicy. Leslie and Bick make up after a quarrel.

From Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Christine: I don't mind being called names or pushed around or even kicked in the shin. But now I have a run in my last pair of nylons.


From The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Susan: You know, everyday we have a famous artist here. I'll bet you've had a terribly interesting life.
Nugent: Not very. Look can we do this some other time? I have a date, you see.
Susan: Oh, then you're not married.
Nugent: No
Susan:  I knew you weren't! You just couldn't be!
Nugent: Oh, I've had some offers.

Cary Grant was brilliant at comedy. 'nuff said.

From Anastasia (1956)
Dowager Empress: Sir Bounine is still attractive.
Livenbaum: Yes,  your majesty.
Dowager Empress: Madly attractive.
Livenbaum: Yes, your majesty!
Dowager Empress: Livenbaum, your voluptuous fancies are disgusting. To a woman of your age, sex should mean nothing but gender.

Gotta love Helen Hayes and Martita Hunt.

From Giant (1956)

Leslie: Now, don't you worry about me. I'm a tough Tex-e-an now.

I like the quote, but I also like the context - the wide open space behind them, yet it's an intimate shot; the newlyweds joining together in a family project (roping and branding); the humor. They are happy, which makes me happy.


  1. Great choices, my favorites from your list are the one from Anastasia and Marlene Dietrich's :)

  2. Hi Clara,

    I was inspired by your favorite film lines blog post from last month. :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I've updated the post to reflect my inspiration. :)

  4. Wow, that was cool and unexpected :) Thank.

  5. Awesome quotes..especially the one from Bachelor and the Bobby-soxer. I love Cary Grant. And I just recently came across your wonderful blog and I love it. Consider me a follower now.

  6. monty,

    I've read some of your great comments on other blogs. Welcome to Java's Journey!


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