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Movie Quote of the Day – The Actress, 1953 (dir. George Cukor)


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Annie Jones: Ruth, why don’t you give up this going on the stage business and settle down with a nice man?
Ruth Gordon Jones: Oh, mama, don’t be disgusting!

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Marrying Kind, 1952 (dir. George Cukor)


Chet Keefer: See the only trouble is I can’t promise it’ll be no different. They way I am, that’s the way I am.
Florrie Keefer: Me too.
Chet Keefer: I know everything wrong with me. Too ambitious, delusions of grandeur and all that.
Florrie Keefer: What about me getting nervous?
Chet Keefer: I get nervous, too, don’t I?
Florrie Keefer: It’s a nervous world.
Chet Keefer: I guess we found that out.
Florrie Keefer: Yeah.
Chet Keefer: Listen, Florrie. . .you think so?
Florrie Keefer: I’m too scared. I mean, when we got together finally the first time, I never imagined it could be different or we could bust up or anything. Now I’d always be thinking about it.
Chet Keefer: What makes you think I’d let you?
Florrie Keefer: What I mean is, at least I’d know it’s possible.
Chet Keefer: Maybe it’s a good thing to know it’s possible.
Florrie Keefer: Maybe.
Chet Keefer: I’d like to make a promise that everything is going to be different. I mean, but how could I promise that? I’ll tell you what I can do. I can tell you I’d certainly try.
Florrie Keefer: I would, too, from the bottom of my heart.
Chet Keefer: So what’s wrong with that? So. . .okay?
Florrie Keefer: If we could only remember not to blame one another when things went the wrong way.
Chet Keefer: So okay I come over there?
Florrie Keefer: I don’t see any stop sign, do you?

Movie Quote of the Day – Harold and Maude, 1971 (dir. Hal Ashby)


Maude: I should like to change into a sunflower most of all. They’re so tall and simple. What flower would you like to be?
Harold: I don’t know. One of these, maybe.
Maude: Why do you say that?
Harold: Because they’re all alike.
Maude: Oooh, but they’re *not*. Look. See, some are smaller, some are fatter, some grow to the left, some to the right, some even have lost some petals. All *kinds* of observable differences. You see, Harold, I feel that much of the world’s sorrow comes from people who are *this*
[points to a daisy],  yet allow themselves be treated as *that* [gestures to a field of daisies].