Movie Quote of the Day – The Lost Weekend, 1945 (dir. Billy Wilder)
Wick Birnam: All right, maybe you’re not a writer. Why don’t you do something else?
Don Birnam: Sure, take a nice job. Public accountant, real estate salesman. I haven’t the guts, Helen. Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. I can’t take quiet desperation.
Helen St. James: But you are a writer. You have every quality for it. Imagination, wit, pity. . .
Posted on January 3, 2013, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1945, Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Charles R. Jackson, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.