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Quotes from the movies of the 1950s and the 1960s

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All About Eve (1950) Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

—   All About Eve (1950)

In a Lonely Place (1950) I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me.
I lived a few weeks while she loved me.

—   In a Lonely Place (1950)

Ace in the Hole (1951) I met a lot of hard-boiled eggs in my life, but you - you're twenty minutes.

—   Ace in the Hole (1951)

A Place in the Sun (1951) I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I've even loved you before I saw you.

—   A Place in the Sun (1951)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

—   A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

The Wild One (1953) - “Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against?<”
- “Whaddya got?”

—   The Wild One (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl's best friend.

—   Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Peter Pan There it is, Wendy; second star to the right and straight on till morning.

—   Peter Pan

Peter Pan Now, think of the happiest things. It's the same as having wings.

—   Peter Pan

Peter Pan All it takes is faith and trust.

—   Peter Pan

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!

—   The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Some Like It Hot (1959) - “But you don't understand, Osgood! Ohh... I'm a man.”
- “Well, nobody's perfect.”

—   Some Like It Hot (1959)

Psycho (1960) Well, a boy's best friend is his mother.

—   Psycho (1960)

Spartacus (1960) I'm Spartacus!...

—   Spartacus (1960)

Breathless (1960)  I don't know if I'm unhappy because I'm not free, or if I'm not free because I'm unhappy.

—   Breathless (1960)

Breathless (1960) It's sad to fall asleep. It separates people. Even when you're sleeping together, you're all alone.

—   Breathless (1960)

Breathless (1960) There's no need to lie. It's like poker. The truth is best. The others still think you're bluffing, so you win.

—   Breathless (1960)

Breathless (1960) When we talked, I talked about me, you talked about you, when we should have talked about each other.

—   Breathless (1960)

Breathless (1960) - Do you know William Faulkner?
- No. Who's he? Have you slept with him?

—   Breathless (1960)

Breathless (1960) - What's more ethical: The women who cheats, or the man who walks out?
- The woman who cheats.

—   Breathless (1960)

Breathless (1960) If you don't like the sea... or the mountains... or the big city... then get stuffed!

—   Breathless (1960)

Breathless (1960) We're hiding like elephants when they're happy.

—   Breathless (1960)

Breathless (1960) You Americans are dumb. You admire Lafayette and Maurice Chevalier. They're the dumbest of all Frenchmen.

—   Breathless (1960)

Breathless (1960) - Why won't you sleep with me?
- Because I'm trying to find out what it is that I like about you.

—   Breathless (1960)

Dr. No (1962) My name is Bond, James Bond.

—   Dr. No (1962)

Contempt (1963) The Odyssey needs a German director! Anybody knows that a German, Schliemann, discovered Troy.

—   Contempt (1963)

Contempt (1963) In '33, Goebbels asked Lang to head the German film industry. That very night, Lang left Germany.

—   Contempt (1963)

Contempt (1963) - Why the thoughtful air?
- Maybe because I'm thinking of something. That surprise you?

—   Contempt (1963)

Contempt (1963) The cinema substitutes for our gaze at a world more in harmony with our desires. “Contempt” is a story of that world.

—   Contempt (1963)

Contempt (1963) - Why don't you want to make love anymore?
- All right. Let's do it, but fast.

—   Contempt (1963)

Dr. Strangelove (1964) Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!

—   Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Goldfinger (1964) A martini. Shaken, not stirred.

—   Goldfinger (1964)

Goldfinger (1964) - My name is Pussy Galore.
- I must be dreaming.

—   Goldfinger (1964)

Zorba the Greek (1964) Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it. You've got everything except one thing: madness! A man needs a little madness, or else…

—   Zorba the Greek (1964)

Zorba the Greek (1964) You think too much.That is your trouble. Clever people and grocers, they weigh everything.

—   Zorba the Greek (1964)

Zorba the Greek (1964) If a woman sleeps alone, it puts a shame on all men.

—   Zorba the Greek (1964)

Zorba the Greek (1964) All right, we go outside where God can see us better.

—   Zorba the Greek (1964)

Zorba the Greek (1964) Am I not a man? And is a man not stupid? I'm a man, so I married. Wife, children, house, everything. The full catastrophe.

—   Zorba the Greek (1964)

Marry Poppins In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job's a game!

—   Marry Poppins

Marry Poppins First of all, I would like to make one thing quite clear... I never explain anything.

—   Marry Poppins

The Sound of Music (1965) The Von Trapp children don't play. They march.

—   The Sound of Music (1965)

Pierrot le Fou (1965) That's what makes me sad: life is so different from books. I wish it were the same: clear, logical, organized.

—   Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Pierrot le Fou (1965) I can never have a real conversation with you. You never have ideas, only feelings. That's not true. There are ideas in feelings.

—   Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Alphaville (1965) Everything has been said, provided words do not change their meanings, and meanings their words.

—   Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965) What is the privilege of the dead? To die no more.

—   Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965) I refuse to become what you call normal.

—   Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965) Yes, I am afraid of death. But for a humble secret agent, it's an everyday thing, like whiskey. And I've been drinking all my life.

—   Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965) Do you know what illuminates the night? Poetry.

—   Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965) The present is terrifying because it is irreversible and because it is of iron.

—   Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965) - You know I'm only a free man.
- A meaningless reply.

—   Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965) Why don't you hurry up and commit suicide? We need the room for our cousin from the south.

—   Alphaville (1965)

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966) You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

—   The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

Cool Hand Luke (1967) What we've got here is failure to communicate.

—   Cool Hand Luke (1967)

The Graduate (1967) I just want to say one word to you - just one word.... “Plastics”.

—   The Graduate (1967)

The Graduate (1967) Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me, aren't you?

—   The Graduate (1967)

The Producers (1967) We find the defendants incredibly guilty.

—   The Producers (1967)

Night of the Living Dead (1968) Yeah, they're dead. They're all messed up.

—   Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Planet of the Apes (1968) Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

—   Planet of the Apes (1968)

Take the Money and Run (1969) After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her, and after half an hour I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.

—   Take the Money and Run (1969)

The Italian Job (1969) Hang on a minute, lads, I’ve got a great idea.

—   The Italian Job (1969)

Midnight Cowboy (1969) Hey! I'm walking here! I'm walking here!

—   Midnight Cowboy (1969)



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Jean-Luc Godard


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