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Movie Quote of the Day – Railroaded!, 1947 (dir. Anthony Mann)


Duke: Hey look, until we’re out of this jam, I want  you to lay off that bottle. You gotta use your head.
Clara: I got sense enough to know that.

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.