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Quotes from the movies of the 1930s and the 1940s

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Animal Crackers (1930) One morning, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas, I don't know.

—   Animal Crackers (1930)

Animal Crackers (1930) We took some pictures of the native girls, but they weren't developed...But we're going back again in a couple of weeks.

—   Animal Crackers (1930)

Dracula (1931) I never drink wi-i-ine.

—   Dracula (1931)

Frankenstein (1931) Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving.

—   Frankenstein (1931)

Cabin in the Cotton (1932) I'd like to kiss ya, but I just washed ma hair.

—   Cabin in the Cotton (1932)

Horse Feathers (1932) I'd horsewhip you, if I had a horse.

—   Horse Feathers (1932)

Shanghai Express (1932) It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.

—   Shanghai Express (1932)

Duck Soup (1933) Why, a four year-old child could understand this report. Run out and find me a four year-old child.

—   Duck Soup (1933)

Duck Soup (1933) Chicolini here may talk like an idiot and look like an idiot, but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot.

—   Duck Soup (1933)

Duck Soup (1933) You know, you haven't stopped talking since I came here? You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle.

—   Duck Soup (1933)

I’m No Angel (1933) Well, it's not the men in your life that counts. It's the life in your men.

—   I’m No Angel (1933)

I’m No Angel (1933) Well, when I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.

—   I’m No Angel (1933)

She Done Him Wrong (1933) When women go wrong, men go right after them.

—   She Done Him Wrong (1933)

She Done Him Wrong (1933) You know, it takes two to get one in trouble.

—   She Done Him Wrong (1933)

I’m No Angel (1933) I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.

—   I’m No Angel (1933)

Twentieth Century (1934) He won't kill himself. It would please too many people.

—   Twentieth Century (1934)

Top Hat (1935) If I ever forgot myself with that girl, I'd remember it.

—   Top Hat (1935)

Klondike Annie (1936) Between two evils, I generally like to pick the one I never tried before.

—   Klondike Annie (1936)

A Day at the Races (1937) Marry me and I'll never look at any other horse.

—   A Day at the Races (1937)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Magic Mirror on the Wall. Who is the fairest one of all?

—   Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) I don't know what it is, but I am against it.

—   Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) Elementary, my dear Watson. Purely elementary.

—   The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Gone With the Wind (1939) Frankly, my dear. I don't give a damn.

—   Gone With the Wind (1939)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Dad always used to say the only causes worth fighting for were the lost causes.

—   Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Ninotchka (1939) It's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.

—   Ninotchka (1939)

The Wizard of Oz (1939) Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

—   The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wizard of Oz (1939) A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.

—   The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Citizen Kane (1941) Old age, it's the only disease...that you don't look forward to being cured of.

—   Citizen Kane (1941)

The Maltese Falcon (1941) “Heavy. What is it?”
“The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.”

—   The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) I was in love with a beautiful blond once, dear. She drove me to drink. That's the one thing I'm indebted to her for.

—   Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

Citizen Kane (1941) Rosebud!

—   Citizen Kane (1941)

Casablanca (1942) Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake...Play it, Sam.
Play “As Time Goes By”.

—   Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca (1942) Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

—   Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca (1942) You'll regret it. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.

—   Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca (1942) Here's looking at you, kid.

—   Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca (1942) Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

—   Casablanca (1942)

Gaslight (1944) I haven't been afraid since I've known you.

—   Gaslight (1944)

To Have and Have Not (1944) Anybody got a match?

—   To Have and Have Not (1944)

The Big Sleep (1946) My, my, my! Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains.

—   The Big Sleep (1946)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) You see, George. You really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to throw it away?

—   It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) Never apologize, mister. It's a sign of weakness.

—   She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

The Third Man (1949) In Switzerland, they had brotherly love. And in 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

—   The Third Man (1949)



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