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Movie Quote of the Day – Niagara, 1953 (dir. Henry Hathaway)


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George Loomis: Let me tell you something. You’re young, you’re in love. Well, I’ll give you a warning. Don’t let it get out of hand, like those falls out there. Up above. . .d’you ever see the river up above the falls? It’s calm, and easy, and you throw in a log, it just floats around. Let it move a little further down and it gets going faster, hits some rocks, and… in a minute it’s in the lower rapids, and. . .nothing in the world – including God himself, I suppose – can keep it from going over the edge. It just – goes.
Polly Cutler: Don’t worry. I’m one of those logs that just hang around in the calm.

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Lost Weekend, 1945 (dir. Billy Wilder)


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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. . .

Movie Quote of the Day – Ninotchka, 1939 (dir. Ernst Lubitsch)


Iranoff: What a charming idea of Moscow to surprise us with a lady Comrade.
Kopalski: If we had known, we would have greeted you with flowers.
Ninotchka: Don’t make an issue of my womanhood.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Bishop’s Wife, 1947 (dir. Henry Koster)


Dudley: The only people who grow old were born old to begin with.

Movie Quote of the Day – Ball of Fire, 1941 (dir. Howard Hawks)


Prof. Bertram Potts: What are you going to do?
Sugarpuss O’Shea: Come here. I’m going to show you what yum-yum is. Here’s yum. [kisses him] Here’s the other yum.  [kisses him again] And here’s yum-yum. [kisses him a third time]
Prof. Bertram Potts:  Excuse me.
Sugarpuss O’Shea: Hey, where are you going?

Movie Quote of the Day – Sunset Blvd., 1950 (dir. Billy Wilder)


Joe Gillis: You’re Norma Desmond. You used to be in pictures. You used to be big.
Norma Desmond: I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.
Joe Gillis: I knew there was something wrong with them.