Thursday, November 1, 2012

More Favorite Movie Quotes

More Favorite Movie Quotes
by Randy Rawls

        Last month, I wrote about some of my favorite movie quotes. It stirred up some interesting responses and got me thinking and looking around the Internet. I discovered a whole treasure of lines from Humphrey Bogart movies.


           Rick: Your cash is good at the bar.
          Banker: What? Do you know who I am?
          Rick: I do. You're lucky the bar's open to you.

         Woman: What makes saloonkeepers so snobbish?
          Banker: Perhaps if you told him I ran the second largest banking house in Amsterdam.
          Carl: Second largest? That wouldn't impress Rick. The leading banker in Amsterdam is now the pastry chef in our kitchen.

         Ugarte: You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.

         Ilsa: Play it once, Sam. For old times' sake.

         Ugarte: You despise me, don't you?
         Rick: If I gave you any thought I probably would.

         Rick: ...Here's looking at you, kid.

         Rick: Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.

         Rick: Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

         Rick: We'll always have Paris.


        Brigid O'Shaughnessy: I haven't lived a good life. I've been bad, worse than you could know.
        Sam Spade: You know, that's good, because if you actually were as innocent as you pretend to be, we'd never get anywhere.

        Wilmer Cook: Keep on riding me and they're gonna be picking iron out of your liver.
         Sam Spade: The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.

         Sam Spade: My guess might be excellent or it might be crummy, but Mrs. Spade didn't raise any children dippy enough to make guesses in front of a district attorney, and an assistant district attorney and a stenographer.

         Detective Tom Polhaus: [picks up the falcon] Heavy. What is it?
         Sam Spade: The stuff that dreams are made of.

         Sam Spade: People lose teeth talking like that. If you want to hang around, you'll be polite.

         Sam Spade: Don't be too sure I'm as crooked as I'm supposed to be.


        Charlie Allnut: Well I ain't sorry for you no more, ya crazy, psalm-singing, skinny old maid!

        Charlie: Well, yeah, but I never tried shooting myself in the head neither.

        Charlie Allnut: I don't blame you for being scared—not one bit. Nobody with good sense ain't scared of white water...
         Rose Sayer: I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating!

        Charlie: What an absurd idea! What an absurd idea! Lady, I may be a born fool, but you got ten absurd ideas to my one, an' don't you forget it!

       Captain of Louisa: I think I shall have to hang you twice.

       Captain of Louisa: By the authority granted to me by his Imperial Majestey Kaiser Wilhelm the Second I pronounce you man and wife—proceed with the execution.

       Charlie: It's a great thing to have a lady aboard with clean habits. It sets the man a good example. A man alone, he gets to living like a hog.

       Sorry to be so longwinded, but they go on and on. Hard not to include them all. And that's only three of Bogie's movies. I can keep this up forever.


Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

Enjoyed seeing the lines from Casablanca! Went downtown Austin a few weeks ago and saw the original movie at an old classic theater. Neat!

Cathy Sonnenberg said...

My favourite from The African Queen? "Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put on this earth to rise above."

Earl Staggs said...

Love these, Randy. I hope you'll give us more next time. Interesting that most people remember "Play it again, Sam," from Casablanca, but no one in the movie said that.

Steven R. Head said...

One of my Spade favorites, and a clever bit of character development, is Sam's reply to Joel Cairo's "You always have a very smooth explanation -" with "What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?"

It makes me laugh out loud every time.

Randy Rawls said...

Yes, Earl, I looked through the whole list for "Play it again, Sam" before it dawned on me it's been misquoted for many years.

Randy Rawls said...

Wow, Sylvia. Glad to know theaters are looking backward. The current stuff (most of them) sure doesn't stack up.

joye said...

Enjoyed reading the comments and quotes.
When i was growing up , my folks loved to watch Bogart in the movies. We had 2 Cocker Spaniels and their names were Bogey and Bacall.
I liked the solution for their problems in the end of the movie Casablanca....(just) round up all the usual suspects" That should do it.JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

Kathleen Kaska said...

These are great quotes and from my favorite writers. I think I will print this out and put it in my file. The old hardboiled detective writers were my inspiration behind my Sydney Lockhart mysteries. I just read Kaye George's blog on visual aids. This would make a great one for me. Thanks, Randy.