Greta Garbo in Ninotchka
Here is part four of my list of favorite movie quotes - not the "Here's looking at you, kid" type of lines that everyone knows by heart, but great lines that deserve to be better known.
"I always felt a little hurt when our swallows deserted us in the winter for capitalist countries. Now I know why. We have the high ideal, but they have the climate."
Ninotchka (Greta Garbo) – Ninotchka (1939)
"You impress me as a man who needs a new suit of clothes or a love affair. But he doesn’t know which."
Mae Doyle D’Amato (Barbara Stanwyck) to Earl Pfieffer (Robert Ryan) – Clash by Night (1952)
“I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner. And that’s what I try to do. Sometimes I lean to one side of it and sometimes I lean to the other.”
Hud (Paul Newman) to his father (Melvyn Douglas) – Hud (1963)
I reserve the right to be ignorant. That’s the Western way of life.”
Alec Leamas (Richard Burton) to Fiedler (Oskar Werner) – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
“Are you an assassin?” – Col. Walter Kurtz (Marlon Brando)
“I’m a soldier.” - Capt. Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen)
“You’re neither. You’re an errand boy sent by grocery clerks to collect a bill.” - Apocalypse Now (1979)
“Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”
Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) to Vincent Mancini (Andy Garcia) – Godfather lll (1980)
"I don't wanna badmouth the kid, but he's a horrible, dishonest, immoral louse. And I say that with all due respect."
Danny Rose (Woody Allen) - Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
“I’ll tell you something, kiddo. You couldn’t find big time if you had a road map.”
Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) to Vince Lauria (Tom Cruise) - The Color of Money (1986)
“Son, in 35 years of religious studies, I’ve come up with only two hard and incontrovertible facts. There is a God and I’m not him.”
Father Cavanaugh (Robert Prosky) to Rudy (Sean Astin) – Rudy (1993)
"Go back to Jersey, sonny. This is the City of the Angels, and you haven't got any wings."
Captain Dudley Smith (James Cromwell) to an anonymous suspect being interrogated. - L.A. Confidential (1997)