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Citizen Kane - 1941 Movie Quotes

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4108 Why, we're going to have some fine times together, really we are, Charles. Now, shall we shake hands? Oh, come, come, come, I'm not as frightening as all that, am I? Now, what do you say? Let's shake. (full quote)
4108 One item on your list intrigues me, the New York Inquirer, a little newspaper I understand we acquired in a foreclosure proceeding. Please don't sell it. I'm coming back to America to take charge. I think it would be fun to run a newspaper. (full quote)
4108 If the headline is big enough, it makes the news big enough. (full quote)
4108 1:'I'll provide the people of this city with a daily paper that will tell all the news honestly. I will also provide them...' 2:That's the second sentence you've started with 'I'. (full quote)
4108 People are gonna know who's responsible. Now they're gonna get the truth in the Inquirer, quickly and simply and entertainingly and no special interests are gonna be allowed to interfere with that truth. 'I will also provide them with a fighting and tireless champion of their rights as citizens and as human beings. Signed, Charles Foster Kane.' (full quote)
4108 I'd like to keep that particular piece of paper myself. I have a hunch it might turn out to be something pretty important, a the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution, and my first report card at school. (full quote)
4108 Six years ago, I looked at a picture of the world's greatest newspapermen. I felt like a kid in front of a candy store. Well tonight, six years later, I got my candy, all of it. (full quote)
4108 I'll bet you five you're not alive If you don't know his name what is his name?... It's Charlie Kane. CROWD: It's Mister Kane. He doesn't like that Mister He likes good old Charlie Kane. (full quote)
4108 He's collecting somebody that's collecting diamonds. Anyway, he ain't only collecting statues. (full quote)
4108 Of course, a lot of us check out without having any special convictions about death, but we do know what we believe in, we do believe in something. (full quote)
4108 He married for love. Love. That's why he did everything. That's why he went into politics. It seems we weren't enough, he wanted all the voters to love him too. Guess all he really wanted out of life was love. That's Charlie's story, how he lost it. You see, he just didn't have any to give. Well, he loved Charlie Kane of course, very dearly, and his mother, I guess he always loved her. (full quote)
4108 I run a couple of newspapers. what do you do? (full quote)
4108 Don't worry about me. I'm Charles Foster Kane! I'm no cheap, crooked politician, trying to save himself from the consequences of his crimes. Gettys! I'm going to send you to Sing Sing. Sing Sing Gettys. Sing Sing. (full quote)
4108 A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own. (full quote)
4108 'Miss Susan Alexander, a pretty but hopelessly incompetent amateur, last night opened the new Chicago Opera House in a performance of - I still can't pronounce that name, Mr. Kane. 'Her singing, happily, is no concern of this department. Of her acting, it is absolutely impossible to...' (full quote)
4108 Stop telling me he's your friend. Friend don't write that kind of review. All these other papers pannin' me, I could expect that. But for The Inquirer to run a thing like that spoilin' my whole debut...Friend! Not the kind of friends I know. But of course, I'm not high class like you and I never went to any swell school. (full quote)
4108 Is that somethin' from him? Charlie! As for you, you ought to have your head examined. Sendin' him a letter tellin' him he's fired with a $25,000 check in it. what kind of firing do you call that? You did send him a check for $25,000, didn't you? (full quote)
4108 I couldn't make you see how I felt, Charlie. But I couldn't go through with the singing again. You don't know what it means to know that people are...that a whole audience just doesn't want you. (full quote)
4108 Susan: You don't love me. You want me to love you. 'Sure, I'm Charles Foster Kane. whatever you want, just name it and it's yours. But you've gotta love me!' Don't tell me you're sorry. Kane: I'm not sorry. (full quote)
4108 Susan. Please don't go. No. Please, Susan. From now on, everything will be exactly the way you want it to be, not the way I think you want it, but your way. You mustn't go. You can't do this to me! (full quote)
4108 Mister Kane was a man who got everything he wanted and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get or something he lost. Anyway, it wouldn't have explained anything. I don't think any word can explain a man's life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a piece in a jigsaw puzzle - a missing piece. (full quote)
4921 A fellow will remember a lot of the things you wouldn't think he'd remember. You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry, and as we pulled out, there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on. She was carrying a white parasol. I only saw her for one second. She didn't see me at all, but I'll bet a month hasn't gone by since, that I haven't thought of that girl. (full quote)
5267 You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich I might have been a really great man. (full quote)
5757 So, it's you that this is being done to. (full quote)
6331 Rosebud. (full quote)
8936 Old age. It's the only disease that you don't look forward to being cured of. (full quote)
  I'm drunk! (full quote)
10626 We expect to lose a million next year, too. You know, Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million a year, we'll have to close this place in 60 years. (full quote)
10626 If the headline is big enough, it makes the news big enough. (full quote)
3605 You're right, I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars next year. You know, Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a year, I'll have to close this place in...sixty years. (full quote)
16093 I think it would be fun to run a newspaper (full quote)
19170 Citizen Kane: This Movie Sucks (full quote)
vanilla If I hadn't been really rich, I might have been a great man. (full quote)
10929 President's niece, huh? Before Mr. Kane's through with her, she'll be a president's wife. (full quote)
10929 We never lost as much as we made. (full quote)
10929 Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Switzerland...He was thrown out of a lot of colleges. (full quote)
10929 Don't believe everything you hear on the radio. (full quote)
10929 I don't think there's one word that can describe a man's life. (full quote)
10929 It isn't enough to tell us what a man did. You've got to tell us who he was. (full quote)
  There's a three-column headline in the Chronicle. Why isn't there a three-column headline in the Inquirer? (full quote)
10929 Then, last week, as it must to all men, death came to Charles Foster Kane. (full quote)
10929 Fraud At The Polls. (full quote)
10929 I warn you, Jedediah, you're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling off the lake, and the lord knows if they ever heard of Lobster Newburgh. (full quote)
10929 -You still eating? -I'm still hungry. (full quote)
10929 The news goes on for 24 hours a day. (full quote)