Best movie quotes of 1952

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Movie Quote Quiz
Singin' in the Rain picture

Don Lockwood: What's your lofty mission in life that lets you sneer at my humble profession?
Kathy Selden: I'm an actress.
Don Lockwood: What?
Kathy Selden: On the stage.
Don Lockwood: Oh, on the stage. Well, I'd like to see you act. What are you in right now? I could brush up on my English, or bring along an interpreter. That is if they'd let in a movie actor.
Kathy Selden: I'm not in a play right now, but I will be. I'm going to New York...
Don Lockwood: Oh, you're going to New York! And then someday, we'll all hear of you, won't we? Kathy Selden as Juliet, as Lady Macbeth, as King Lear! You'll have to wear a beard for that one, of course.

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High Noon picture

Amy: Don't try to be a hero! You don't have to be a hero, not for me.

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The Quiet Man picture

Mary Kate Danaher: What manner of man is it that I have married?
Hugh Forbes: A better one, I think, than you know, Mary Kate.

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Scaramouche picture

Lenore: Ah, diamonds.
Michael Vanneau: I thought of your eyes and I went right out and bought them.
Lenore: Just my eyes? How sweet - I must see that you start thinking about all of me.

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Bend of the River picture

Glyn McLyntock: Always point this (the wagon tongue) toward the North Star. Then come morning, we'll know where we're going.

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Limelight picture

Calvero: I believe I'm dying, doctor. I should know. I've died so many times.
Doctor: Are you in pain?
Calvero: No more... no more.

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Ikiru picture

Kanji: Drinking this expensive sake is like paying myself back with poison for the way I lived all these years.

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Texan: A birthday cake! Now who coulda knowed it was my birthday? Especially when it t'ain't.

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Against All Flags picture

Prudence 'Spitfire' Stevens: My father taught me howt o defend myself against rough men, but he told me he could only warn me about gentlemen.

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Radar Men From The Moon picture

Graber: How 'bout a ride to town, mister?
Motorist: Sure. Hop in.
Graber: There's a man in a flying suit chasing us. Step on it.
Motorist: Huh?

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The Bad and the Beautiful picture

Harry Pebbel: I've told you a hundred times. I don't want to win awards. Give me pictures that end with a kiss and black ink on the books.

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Ivanhoe picture

Rebecca: I love you - and I must not feel it - yet Ivanhoe I love you, with all the longing in this lonely world.

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Moulin Rouge picture

Henri: Marriage is like a dull meal with the dessert at the beginning. I have it on the very highest authority.

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The Crimson Pirate picture

Vallo: You've sold me Humble Bellows - and to a king's flunky.
Humble Bellows: Aye. 'Tis my modest opinion that no man can fly pirate colors who's not willing to sell his friend, his sweetheart, or his mother.
Baron Jose Gruda: Well spoken, Mr. Bellows.
Vallo: Foul spoken it is, Humble Bellows. You've turned your hand against your captain's back. Yellow was never a pirate's colour.
Slimy: Nor rescuing a fair maiden a pirate caper.

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Son of Paleface picture

Ebenezer Hawkins: You're just like your old pa. He was the lyingest, crookedest, mangyest, rottenest, low down critter than never drew a silver breath.
Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Say, you really knew my daddy, didn't you? You, sir, have cast aspersions on my dear old daddy, the brave, low-down, mangy, crooked, drunken hero that won the West.

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Rabbit Seasoning picture

Daffy Duck: This is preposthterousth-th.

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Lambert the Sheepish Lion picture

Mr. Stork: Here we are, now. Please don't crowd each other. Pick out the ewe that you like best, and she will be your mother.

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Doc: God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

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