Answers to Sterling Silver Dialogue #11
Sterling Silver Dialogue #11: (Answers)
"How singularly innocent I look this morning."
"Young woman, either you have been raised in some incredibly rustic community, where good manners are unknown, or you suffer from a common feminine delusion that the mere fact of being a woman exempts you from the rules of civilized conduct. Possibly both."
"I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom."
"I'll neither consider, endorse or use the Wallace pen. I hate pens. If your employer wishes me to publish that statement in my column, you may tell them that I should be delighted to oblige."
"In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention."
"I'm not kind, I'm vicious. It's the secret of my charm."
"I cannot stand these morons any longer. If you don't come with me this instant, I shall run amok."
"You'd better watch out, McPherson, or you'll end up in a psychiatric ward. I don't think they've ever had a patient who fell in love with a corpse."
"...and thus as history has proved, love is eternal. It has been the strongest motivation for human actions throughout centuries. Love is stronger than life. It reaches beyond the dark shadow of death."
"The best part of myself. That's what you are. Do you think I'm going to leave it to the vulgar pawing of a second rate detective who thinks you're a dame? Do you think I could bear the thought of him holding you in his arms, kissing you, loving you?!"
All of the above are spoken by:
as Waldo Lydecker
"What the hell are you doin' here?"
Robert Mitchum as Sheriff J.P. Harrah
(reply) "I'm lookin' at a tin star with a... drunk pinned on it."
John Wayne as Cole Thornton
"You appear with the tedious inevitability of an unloved season."
"At least I shall have the pleasure of putting you out of my misery."
Michael Lonsdale as Hugo Drax
speaks to Roger Moore as James Bond
"I've always wanted to know somebody who's been to China. Tell me about it." (reply) "A lot of Chinese live there."
Joan Fontaine as Christabel Caine Carey asks Robert Ryan as Nick Bradley
"Do you think my husband would like to see a picture of me hanging over the fireplace?"
(reply) "I think your husband would like to see you hanging anyplace."
Suzanne Ridgeway as a Charity Ball Guest asks Mel Ferrer as Gabriel 'Gobby' Broome
(Both of the above exchanges are)
"Am I the worst oaf in the world?" (reply) "The world's a big place. You're the worst one in my life."
Jack Palance as Charlie Castle asks Ida Lupino as Marion Castle in The Big Knife
"Love is like the measles. You only get it once, and the older you are, the harder you take it."
Howard Keel as Adam Pontipee and replies to Jane Powell as Milly (below)
"Well, it wouldn't hurt you to learn some manners, too." (reply) "What do I need manners for? I already got me a wife."
"If my answers frighten you, Vincent, then you should cease asking scary questions."
Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield (pictured on right). He says the first line below and responds to
John Travolta as Vincent Vega (pictured on left)
"Then basically I'm just gonna walk the earth." (reply) "What'cha mean walk the earth?" (response) "You know, like Caine in 'Kung Fu'. Walk from place to place. Meet people. Get into adventures."
"You see that, young lady? Respect. Respect for one's elders gives character." (reply) "I have character" (response) "Just because you are a character doesn't mean that you have character."
Harvey Keitel as The Wolf speaks with Julia Sweeny as Raquel
"Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go home and have a heart attack."
John Travolta as Vincent Vega
(The above are from)