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Sterling Silver Dialogue #16

Sterling Silver Dialogue From The Movies:  

Do you know where they're from? Answers coming soon.

 

"You've got a nasty reputation Mr. Gitts. I like that."

Jake Gittes: “How much are you worth?”
Noah Cross: “I have no idea. How much do you want?”
Jake Gittes: “I just wanna know what you’re worth. More than 10 million?”
Noah Cross: “Oh my, yes!”
Jake Gittes: “Why are you doing it?” How much better can you eat? What could you buy that you can’t already afford?”
Noah Cross: “The future, Mr. Gitts! The future!” 

 

 

"My purpose is madness....the only way you know what really happens in war. By lying you can open the door a little crack on the truth."

 


"Sure I know I've got lots of faults, but being in love with you isn't one of them, is it?"

 


"I am not putting the knock on dolls. It's just that they are something to have around only when they come in handy... like cough drops."

 

 

"You like money. You got a great big dollar sign there where most women have a heart."

 

"You have my sympathies, then. You have not yet learned that in this life you have to be like everyone else - the perfect mediocrity; no better, no worse. Individuality's a monster and it must be strangled in its cradle to make our friends feel confident. You know, I've often thought that the gangster and the artist are the same in the eyes of the masses. They are admired and hero-worshiped, but there is always present underlying wish to see them destroyed at the peak of their glory."

 

Fisher: "Sounds pretty mysterious. What's it all about?"

(response) "There are some things, my dear Fisher, which bear not much looking into. You have undoubtedly heard of the Siberian goat herder who tried to discover the true nature of the sun; he stared up at the heavenly body until it made him blind. There are many things of this sort, including love, and death, and... maybe we'll discuss this later today. Please remember to make that call if I'm not back at 6:30."

 

(as she’s dying) "It isn't fair. I never had anybody but you. Not a real husband. Not even a man. Just a bad joke without a punch line."

 

 

"What she meant we'll never know. It's what she said that counts."

 

 

"The fact is, Morgan is an uncivilized brute. Sometimes he drinks heavily. A night like this will set him going. Once he's drunk he's rather dangerous."

(recurring line) “Have a potato.”

 

"They were all godless here. They used to bring their women here - brazen, lolling creatures in silks and satins. They filled the house with laughter and sin, laughter and sin. And if I ever went down among them, my own father and brothers - they would tell me to go away and pray. They wouldn't tell Rachael to go away and pray. (she laughs) And I prayed - and left them with their lustful red and white women."

(feels the fabric of a guest’s low-cut gown) "That's fine stuff, but it'll rot."
(touches her skin above the neckline) "That's finer stuff still, but it'll rot too... in time!"

(recurring line) “No beds!”

 

 

 

"What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?"
(reply) "My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters."
(response) "The waters? What waters? We're in the desert."
(reply) "I was misinformed."

"Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

 

 

"You know, I have the strangest feeling this is the beginning of a beautiful hatred."