Movie Quote of the Day – The Damned Don’t Cry!, 1950 (dir. Vincent Sherman)
Martin Blackford: There’s such a thing as self-respect.
Ethel Whitehead: Don’t talk to me about self-respect. That’s something you tell yourself you got when you got nothing else. What kind of self-respect is there living on aspirin tablets and chicken salad sandwiches? [beat] Look Marty, the only thing that counts is that stuff you take to the bank, that filthy buck that everybody sneers at, but slugs to get. [beat] I know how you feel. You’re a nice guy. But the world isn’t for nice guys. You’ve got to kick and punch and belt your way up because nobody’s going to give you a lift. You’ve got to do it yourself, cuz nobody cares about us except ourselves.
Posted on November 21, 2011, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1950, Gertrude Walker, Harold Medford, Jerome Weidman, Joan Crawford, Kent Smith, The Damned Don't Cry!, Vincent Sherman. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.