Laura

Laura (1944)

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Shelby Carpenter: I can afford a blemish on my character, but not on my clothes.

Waldo Lydecker: If you come a little bit closer, my boy, I can just crack your skull with my walking stick.

Waldo Lydecker: You'd better watch out, McPherson, or you'll finish up in a psychiatric ward. I doubt they've ever had a patient who fell in love with a corpse.

Mark McPherson: I suspect nobody and everybody. I am strictly trying to get at the truth.

Waldo Lydecker: I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.

Shelby Carpenter: For the last time, Louise, will you marry me?
Louise, Ann's Cook: No, but I cooked some chicken liver for you.

Mark McPherson: I suspect nobody and everybody.

Mark McPherson: Nice little place you have here, Mr. Lydecker.
Waldo Lydecker: It's lavish, but I call it home.

Waldo Lydecker: In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention.

Mark MacPherson: On Saturday when our men went to the hotel to tell you that Laura Hunt was dead you seemed sincerely shocked.
Shelby Carpenter: I was. I hadn't expected that mistake.
Mark MacPherson: But you had your alibi ready no matter who was dead.

Waldo Lydecker: Have you ever been in love?
Mark McPherson: A doll in Washington Heights once got a fox fur outta me.

Waldo Lydecker: My dear, either you were born on a extremely 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.

Bessie Clary: I ain't afraid of cops. I was brought up to spit whenever I saw one.
Mark McPherson: OK, go ahead and spit if that'll make you feel better.

Waldo Lydecker: How singularly innocent I look this morning.

Mark McPherson: I must say, for a charming, intelligent girl, you certainly surrounded yourself with a remarkable collection of dopes.

Waldo Lydecker: I just dropped in to inquire about the state of your health? Insipid, I hope.

Waldo Lydecker: Let's not be psychiatric. But in a word, yes.

Mark McPherson: When a dame gets killed, she doesn't worry about how she looks.
Waldo Lydecker: Will you stop calling her a dame?

Waldo Lydecker: I'm not kind, I'm vicious. It's the secret of my charm.

Waldo Lydecker: Love is eternal. It has been the strongest motivation for human actions throughout history. Love is stronger than life. It reaches beyond the dark shadow of death.

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