10 November 2009

You Can Say That Again. Twenty of My Favorite Lines From Films, This Time We Hear from the Ladies

Yesterday on this blog I offered 20 favorite film lines. Because I had so many to choose from in creating the list I decided to create one list of 20 lines spoken by men, which appeared yesterday, and 20 from women which is below. For my thoughts on the importance of individuals lines in movies see the previous post.

Without any further ado, let’s hear from the ladies.

With all my heart, I still love the man I killed. - Bette Davis as Leslie Crosbie in The Letter (1940).

What you been eatin', cement? - Jean Harlow as Vantine in Red Dust (1932). (Pictured above.)

Yeah, I'm a tramp, and who's to blame? My Father. A swell start you gave me. Ever since I was fourteen, what's it been? Nothing but men! Dirty rotten men! And you're lower than any of them. I'll hate you as long as I live! - Barbara Stanwyck as Lily Powers in Baby Face (1933).

We rob banks! - Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie & Clyde (1967).

Real diamonds! They must be worth their weight in gold! - Marylin Monroe as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk in Some Like it Hot (1959).

You've got no faith in Johnny, have you, Julia? His little dream may fall flat, you think. Well, so it may, what if it should? There'll be another. Oh, I've got all the faith in the world in Johnny. Whatever he does is all right with me. If he wants to dream for a while, he can dream for a while, and if he wants to come back and sell peanuts, oh, how I'll believe in those peanuts! - Katharine Hepburn as Linda Seaton in Holiday (1938).

What's really bugging me now is my daytime programming. NBC's got a lock on daytime - lousy game shows - and I'd like to bust them. I'm thinking of doing a homosexual soap opera, "The Dykes": The heart-rending saga about a woman hopelessly in love with her husband's mistress. - Faye Dunaway as Diane Christensen in Network (1976).

Listen. Back in New York, whenever I managed to crash a party full of luscious big-hearted millionaires, there was always sure to be some snub-faced kid in the orchestra playing traps. And so at four in the morning, when the wise girls were skipping off to Connecticut to marry those millionaires, I'd be with him in some nightspot learning tricks on the kettledrum. And he always had a nose like yours. - Claudette Colbert as Eve Peabody in Midnight (1939).

I know, it was a wonderful party, and your suit went over big, and she looked beautiful, and when you left she said, "Thank you, Mr. Smith," but it was the way she said it, you nearly fell through the floor. Horseradish! - Jean Arthur as Clarissa Saunders in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).

So look for me in the future where the primroses grow and pack your man's pride with the rest. From now on, you're the only man in the world that my door is closed to. - Norma Shearer as Jerry Martin in The Divorcee (1930).

Well, Pa, a woman can change better'n a man. A man lives sorta - well, in jerks. Baby's born or somebody dies, and that's a jerk. He gets a farm or loses it, and that's a jerk. With a woman, it's all in one flow, like a stream - little eddies and waterfalls - but the river, it goes right on. Woman looks at it thata way. - Jane Darwell as Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940).

You will care for me, though. I grow on people. Like moss. - Mary Astor as Princess Centimillia in The Palm Beach Story (1942).

I just met a wonderful new man. He's fictional but you can't have everything. - Mia Farrow as Cecilia in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985).

Divine decadence darling! - Liza Minelli as Sally Bowles in Cabaret (1972).

You know Steve, you're not very hard to figure, only at times. Sometimes I know exactly what you're going to say. Most of the time. The other times... the other times, you're just a stinker. - Lauren Bacall as Slim in To Have and Have Not (1944).

You're sore because you've fallen for a little drunk you tamed in Miami and you don't like it. It makes you sick all over, doesn't it? People will laugh at you, the invincible Devlin, in love with someone who isn't worth even wasting the words on. - Ingrid Bergman as Alicia Huberman in Notorious (1946).

I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk! - Barbara Stanwyck as Sugarpuss O'Shea in Ball of Fire (1941).

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up. - Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. (1950).

He looked exactly the same when he was alive, only he was vertical. - Shirley MacLaine as Jennifer Rogers in The Trouble With Harry (1955).

I detest cheap sentiment. - Bette Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve (1950).


KC said...

Ah--you've picked so many quotes that I love! It was like reading through my brain. Makes me wish even more that "Red Dust" was on DVD. There's so many good quips in that one.

Andrew K. said...

God you picked a winner here. Every single quote is sizzling. I can't even pick a favouite.

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