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Movie Quote of the Day – Thieves’ Highway, 1949 (dir. Jules Dassin)


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Nico ‘Nick’ Garcos: Soft hands.
Rica: Sharp nails.
Nico ‘Nick’ Garcos: You like to make tough, huh?
Rica: I am tough.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Two Smart People, 1946 (dir. Jules Dassin)


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Ace: There isn’t any kind of after for people like us. We’re a special kind of breed. We were born after the clock stopped. No yesterday, no tomorrow.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Naked City, 1948 (dir. Jules Dassin)


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Pete Backalis: I done a lot of things but I never killed nobody. . .Gonna stay drunk for a long time. . .don’t know what I’m gonna say to God when my time comes. He’s got a big heart, I’m told, but He don’t like–
Willie Garza: [knocks him over the head] Thought you were off the liquor. Liquor is bad. Weakens your character. How can a man like me trust a liar like you? I can’t.

Movie Quote of the Day – Pote tin Kyriaki (Never On Sunday), 1960 (dir. Jules Dassin)


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Homer Thrace: She killed them. Medea herself, does she not say, “I killed my children”?
Ilya: And you believe her? You don’t understand the women. Medea loves her husband, yes?
Homer Thrace: Yes.
Ilya: Her husband is interested in another woman? Yes?
Homer Thrace: Yes.
Ilya: So she said to her husband that she has killed her children to frighten him, to get him back.
Homer Thrace: No!
Ilya: Yes. She gets him back, and everybody go away and everybody is happy and they go to the seashore. And that’s all!
Homer Thrace: If I show you that everything that was ever written about Medea talks of her killing her children. If you ask 10 out of 10 people who saw the play and they tell you it’s true, then by simple logic. . .You’re a Greek, you should be logical.
Ilya: Why?
Homer Thrace: Because the greatest Greek of them all, Aristotle, invented logic. He said –
Ilya: Who?
Homer Thrace: Aristotle. . .
Ilya: Aristotle! The one that the Captain said thinks men are everything and women are nothing? I don’t care what he said, Aristotle.

Movie Quote of the Day – Night and the City, 1950 (dir. Jules Dassin)


Phil Nosseross: You don’t know what you’re walking into.
Helen Nosseross: I know what I’m walking out of.

Movie Quote of the Day – Brute Force, 1947 (dir. Jules Dassin)


Gallagher: It’ll only make things tougher for everybody else.
Joe Collins: I don’t care about everybody else.
Gallagher: That’s cemetery talk.
Joe Collins: Why not, we’re buried, ain’t we? Only thing is, we ain’t dead.