Edward Herrmann quotes
“- Ezra Stiles: It's gonna be a monoplane.
- Waldo Pepper: A monoplane. Are you telling me you're building me an airplane with only one wing?
- Ezra Stiles: Just thought you'd like to know: the biplane's gone the way of the Dodo.”
“- Mr. Dingle: You know son... your mother and I, and the ambulance driver, and the coroner, and the embalmer, we're all pretty much convinced that you were dead.
- Johnny: I got better.
- Mr. Dingle: Well, welcome home, son.”
“I think it's much richer and much more fun to be an artist than to be anything else. I can't think of a better life than acting.”
“Cars were essential ingredients of life itself.”
“- Joanna: Try to understand, Grant, I don't love you anymore.
- Grant Stayton III: What's love got to do with marriage?”
- "Aunt" Beverly: The only way to get to a real court is to pay the money first.
- Harry Johnson: A hundred and ninety thousand dollars?
- "Aunt" Beverly: Then you have to sue the government to get it back.
- Harry Johnson: Well that doesn't seem right.
- "Aunt" Beverly: Well, the way things are and what's right are very seldom the same.
“- Ross: The man with one red shoe... what's going to happen to him?
- Brown: He'll be just fine.
- Ross: And the girl?
- Brown: The deal was her testimony for her freedom. I think it was a fair exchange.
- Ross: Well, I don't think so.
- Brown: Well, since you're no longer director of CIA, and I am, it doesn't matter what you think.”
“- Sam Emerson: I bet you hate garlic, dontcha!
- Max: No, I like garlic! It's just a little much! It's raw garlic.”
“All that power in one place, boy. Hitler would have loved the IRS. So would Napoleon and Caesar, they'd understand it. I don't.”
“Before we prepare a case it is absolutely essential that we know the truth, so that we can teach our witnesses to articulate truth to our best advantage.”
“- Richard Rich Sr.: Mount Richmore? I did say that we needed a family portrait, Regina. But this?
- Regina Rich: Well, it was Rafaelle's idea. She's the artist. I didn't want to stifle her creativity.
- Richard Rich Sr.: Oh, honey. You know I'm all for the arts. But don't you think it's a tad pretentious to have our faces 100 feet high?”
“- Thomas Ince: Can I be frank with you?
- W. R. Hearst: You can be whoever you like.”
“- Miles Massey: You propose that, in spite demonstrable infidelity on your part, your unoffending wife should be tossed out on her ear.
- Rex: Is it possible?
- Miles Massey: It's a challenge.”
“- Rex: My wife has me between a rock and a hard place.
- Miles Massey: That's her job. You should respect that.”
“- Brown: Wouldn't it bother you to send an innocent man to his grave?
- Ross: Are you serious? We're talking about my career.
- Brown: But I'm the one who picked him, sir.
- Ross: Don't tell me you're having a guilty conscience.
- Brown: It was his shoe. I could have picked a black man with a green raincoat. There was a Japanese guy with five...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Ernie: You're a fool, Johnson. I'm the United States Treasury, what are you?
- Harry Johnson: I'm...
- Ernie: You can't beat the United States government, Johnson. Not in a million years. The taxes will be paid. We'll get it one way, we get it another. But we will get it.”
“If all the people who ever tried to do anything to try to right some wrong had any idea how it would turn out, I don't think they'd ever begin.”
“- Richard Rich Sr.: How do you put up with me, Regina?
- Regina Rich: Well, you do have $70 billion.
- Richard Rich Sr.: Is that the only reason?
- Regina Rich: No. You also have a cute butt.
- Richard Rich Sr.: Hey, Cadbury, did you hear that?
- Herbert Arthur Runcible Cadbury: Indeed, sir. Madam admires your butt. I'm most delighted for you.”
“I'm challenging the right of the IRS to destroy people, people like Beverly Paine. The God that gave us life gave us liberty at the same time. I think that most of you people will understand what I'm doing today. It's time to keep those liberties alive. I declare war on the IRS, and all the little men who have become their tyrants.”