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"He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?"

 

-- Tanya (Marlene Dietrich) in "Touch of Evil" (1958), referring to Police Captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). 

 


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"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."

 

-- Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) to daughter Scout (Mary Badham) in "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962).

 

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"What are you gonna do? Bleed on me?"

 

-- King Arthur (Graham Chapman), after getting the best of The Black Knight (John Cleese) in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975).

 

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"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."
 
-- Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) to daughter Scout (Mary Badham) in "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962).
 

 

 

 

My favorite line in the movie, and in the book, builds off of that:

 

“One time, Atticus said, ‘You never really knew a man until you stood in his shoes and walked around in them.” Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.”

 

-- Scout

 

 

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“Look here, priest, enough with the sermon. It sounded interesting, at least while I kept out of the rain; but if it’s a sermon, I’d sooner listen to the rain.”

 

-- Man at gate

 

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"Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world."

 

-- Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) to Ilsa Lund Lazlo (Ingrid Bergman) in "Casablanca" (1942).

 


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"As if!" 

 

-- High school student Cherilyn "Cher" Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone), expressing distaste for the antics of a classmate in "Clueless" (1995). 

 

 

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"That'll do, pig. That'll do."

 

-- Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) in "Babe" (1995), after his plucky little "sheep-pig" wins a British sheep-herding competition.

 

 

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"I haven't seen Berlin yet, from the ground or from the air, and I plan on doing both before the war is over."

 

-- U.S. Army Air Force Captain Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen) -- "The Cooler King" -- in "The Great Escape" (1963), after being caught too close to a German POW camp's wire fence.

 

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"Madness...Madness."

 

-- Major Clipton (James Donald), the British medical officer in a Japanese POW camp in Burma in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957).

 

 

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"Oh, face it, Mama. I was the **** of all time."

 

-- Gloria Wandrous (Elizabeth Taylor) to her mother (Mildred Dunnock) in "BUtterfield 8" (1960).

 

 
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"Doctor, you have testified that the following symptoms exist in Lieutenant-Commander Queeg's behavior ... rigidity of personality, feelings of persecution, unreasonable suspicion, a mania for perfection, and a neurotic certainty that he is always in the right."

 

Jose Ferrer in The Caine Mutiny

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"My father taught me many things here. He taught me in this room. He taught me: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."

 

-- Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) to Frankie Pentangeli (Michael V. Gazzo) in "The Godfather Part II" (1974). 

 

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( Sunset Blvd -'50 )

 

~"Look at this street...all cardboard,all hollow,all phony,

all done with mirrors...You know,I like it better than any street in the world."~Nancy Olson

 

That sums up my fascination with backlots,facades and theme park design pefectly.

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"This is the people's war! It is our war! We are the fighters! Fight it, then! Fight it with all that is in us, and may God defend the right."
 
-- The Vicar (Henry Wilcoxon) in "Mrs. Miniver" (1942), after the British homefront sustains painful losses during World War II.
 

 

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