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Maltese Falcon, The - 1941 Movie Quotes


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agwendolyn 1) You always have a very smooth explanation... 2) What do you want me to do - learn to stutter? (full quote)
agwendolyn 1) I haven't lived a good life. I've been bad, worse than you could know. 2) You know, that's good, because if you actually were as innocent as you pretend to be, we'd never get anywhere. (full quote)
4921 Well, I've had trouble with both of you before. And as far as I can see, my best chanceof clearing myself of the trouble you're trying to make for me, is by bringing in the murderers all tied up. And the only chance I've got of catching them and tying them up and bringing them in is by staying as far away as possible from you and the police because you'd only gum up the works! You getting this alright,son, or am I going to fast for you? (full quote)
4066 The lie was not in what I said, but in the way I said it. (full quote)
  That's what dreams are made of (full quote)
10626 When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it. (full quote)
3605 I couldn't be fonder of you if you were my own son. But, well, if you lose a son, it's possible to get another. There's only one Maltese Falcon. (full quote)
  I hope they don't hang you, precious, by that sweet neck. (full quote)
10929 --Heavy. what is it? --The stuff that dreams are made of. --Huh? (full quote)
10929 You killed Miles and you're going over for it. (full quote)
10929 I don't mind a reasonable amount of trouble. (full quote)
10929 When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it. (full quote)
10929 Look what you did to my shirt. (full quote)
10929 You...you imbecile! (full quote)
10929 You...you bloated idiot! (full quote)
10929 When a man's partner is killed, he's supposed to do something about it. (full quote)
10929 --Haven't you tried to buy my loyalty with money and nothing else? --What else is there I can buy you with? (full quote)
10929 We didn't believe your story, Mrs. O'Shaughnessy, we believed your two hundred dollars. I mean you paid us more than if you had been telling us the truth and enough more to make it alright. (full quote)
10929 Here's to plain speaking and clear understanding. (full quote)
10929 That, Mr. Spade, is the stuff history is made of. Real history, not that junk H. G. Wells writes about. (full quote)
10929 By Gad, sir, you are a character. There's never any telling what you'll say or do next, except that it's bound to be something astonishing! (full quote)
10929 The best goodbyes are short. Adieu. (full quote)
10929 I coundn't be fonder of you if you were my own son. But, well, if you lose a son, it's possible to get another. There's only one Maltese Falcon. (full quote)
10929 I distrust a close-mouthed man. He generally picks the wrong time to talk and say the wrong things. Talking's something you can't do judiciously, unless you keep in practice. Now, sir, we'll talk if you like. I'll tell you right out, I'm a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk. (full quote)
10929 You...you bungled it! You and your stupid attempt to buy it! (full quote)
10929 I distrust a man who says 'when'. If he's got to be careful not to drink too much, it's becuase he's not to be trusted when he does. (full quote)
10929 --Ten thousand? We were talking about a lot more money than this. --Yes, sir, we were, but this is genuine coin of the realm. With a dollar of this, you can buy ten dollars of talk. (full quote)
10929 --I haven't lived a good life. I've been bad, worse than you could know. --You know, that's good, becuase if you actually were as innocent as you pretend to be, we'd never get anywhere. (full quote)
10929 My guess might be excellent or it might be crummy, but Mrs. Spade didn't raise any children dippy enough to make guesses in front of a district attorney, and an assistant district attorney, and a stenographer. (full quote)
10929 I hope you're not letting yourself be influenced by the guns these pocket-edition desperados are waving around, because I've practiced taking guns from these boys before so we'll have no trouble here. (full quote)
1ajas play it again Sam. (full quote)
  maybe not today (full quote)
  six two and under (full quote)
The Raven 1) Keep on riding me and they're gonna be picking iron out of your liver. 2) The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter, eh? (full quote)
The Raven 1): Haven't you tried to buy my loyalty with money and nothing else? 2): What else is there I can buy you with? (full quote)
The Raven I distrust a man who says *when*. If he's got to be careful not to drink too much, it's because he's not to be trusted when he does (full quote)
The Raven I hope they don't hang you, precious, by that sweet neck. The chances are you'll get off with life. That means if you're a good girl, you'll be out in 20 years. I'll be waiting for you. If they hang you... I'll always remember you. (full quote)
  six two and even (full quote)
10929 You're absolutely the wildest, most unpredictable person I've ever known. (full quote)
10929 business should be transacted in a businesslike manner. (full quote)
  Don't be silly... you're taking the fall! (full quote)
  And you can tell the fat man I said so (full quote)
10929 Well, shall we be getting down to the hall? (full quote)
10929 Yes, angel, I'm gonna send you over. (full quote)
10929 Well, sir, here's to plain speaking and clear understanding. (full quote)
10929 A Welby-Forsby .45 automatic, 8-shot. They don't make 'em anymore. (full quote)
10929 Success to crime. (full quote)
10929 The ornament is a statuette, a black figure of a bird. (full quote)
33944 Show her in Effie, darling, show her in (full quote)
44823 When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it! (full quote)
46800 We didn't exactly believe your story, Miss O'Shea, we believed your 200 dollars. (full quote)
leoanp Give em the gunsel. (full quote)
chasprice 1) I certainly wish you would have invented a more reasonable story. I felt distinctly like an idiot repeating it. 2) Don't worry about the story's goofiness. A sensible one would have had us all in the cooler. (full quote)
chasprice When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it. (full quote)