Best movie quotes of 1940

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Rebecca picture

Maxim de Winter: Please promise me never to wear black satin or pearls... or to be 36 years old.

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Don Diego Vega: I must please ask you to change the subject. His Excellency objects to talk of throat-cutting.
Captain Esteban Pasquale: Quiet, you Popinjay! I have no reason to letting you live either.
Don Diego Vega: What a pleasant coincidence. I feel exactly the same way about you Capitan.
Captain Esteban Pasquale: You wouldn't care to translate that feeling into action would you?
Don Diego Vega: I might be tempted. If I had a weapon.
Captain Esteban Pasquale: Would you.

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Ellen Wagstaff Arden aka Eve: Oh, by the way, how was my funeral?
Ma: Lovely. Doctor Blake preached a wonderful service.
Ellen Wagstaff Arden aka Eve: Oh, I wish I had been there.

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Schultz: Strange, and I always thought of you as an Aryan.
A Jewish barber: I'm a vegetarian.

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Mr. Powers: Foreign correspondent! I could get more news out of Europe looking in a crystal ball.

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Michael Shayne: Hey, Steve, that brooch is as phony as a mother-in-law's kiss.

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Alfred Kralik: There might be a lot we don't know about each other. You know, people seldom go to the trouble of scratching the surface of things to find the inner truth.
Klara Novak (Miss Novak): Well I really wouldn't care to scratch your surface, Mr. Kralik, because I know exactly what I'd find. Instead of a heart, a hand-bag. Instead of a soul, a suitcase. And instead of an intellect, a cigarette lighter... which doesn't work.

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Mr. Taggart: We've no guarantee that these theories of yours are workable.
Thomas A. Edison: Well, most electricity is theory yet.
Mr. Taggart: That's the trouble. Beyond a point what good is electricity anyway?
Thomas A. Edison: What good is a newborn baby?

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S. Quentin Quale: There's only one law in the west: the law of blood and bullets. It's either shoot or be shot. What are we gonna do?
Joseph Panello: Sue 'em.

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Jiminy Cricket: Well... guess he won't need me anymore. What does an actor want with a conscience, anyway?

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Steve Banning: Those jackals are giving me goose pimples.
Babe Jenson: Aw they're giving me goose pimples on top of my goose pimples.

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Uncle Willie: Must we ride in this thing? Wouldn't we be more comfortable on pogo sticks?

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Sheriff Hartwell: Please don't call me 'Pinky'.
Murphy: Why not?
Sheriff Hartwell: Because I got a name, see... and it's Peter B. Hartwell.
McCue, reporter: What's the "B" for?
Murphy: Bull.

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Grandpa Joad: I smell spare ribs. Somebody's been eatin' spare ribs. How come I ain't got none?

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Harriet Vane: May I ask what is your motive for liquidating this little animal?

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Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe: Your ship is sinking, Captain.
Captain Lopez: Then we shall drown together.
Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe: Brave, but impractical. Now we English are a practical people. I've no intention of drowning with you.

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Prof. Viktor Roth: May we not believe as we choose and allow others to do the same?

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Oliver Hardy: Where's the basement?
Desk Clerk: Downstairs.

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