Spencer Tracy quotes
“Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.”
“What's the trouble about that? That fine way. The Savior, He take my father up to fishermen's Heaven - with all his old friends.”
“- Matthew Harrison Brady: Why is it, my old friend, that you've moved so far away from me?
- Henry Drummond: All motion is relative, Matt. Maybe it's you who've moved away by standing still.”
“Acting is not an important job in the scheme of things. Plumbing is.”
“Know your lines and don't bump into the furniture.”
“The world is yours, my darling, but the moment is mine!”
“- Harvey: Do you think they really fish in heaven?
- Manuel: Well, sure they fish in heaven. What else they do?”
“- Henry Drummond: Ever been in love Hornbeck?
- E. K. Hornbeck: Only with the sound of my own words, thank God.”
“The Bible is a book. It's a good book, but it is not the only book.”
“I don't swear just for the hell of it. Language is a poor enough means of communication. I think we should all the words we've got. Besides, there are damn few words that anybody understands.”
“- Matthew Harrison Brady: I do not think about things I do not think about.
- Henry Drummond: Do you ever think about things that you do think about?”
Progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it. Sometimes I think there's a man who sits behind a counter and says, "All right, you can have a telephone, but you lose privacy and the charm of distance. Madam, you may vote but at a price: you lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat. Mister, you may conquer... (continue)(continue reading)
“- Beryl Caighn: She tried to shoot me.
- Adam Bonner: How do you know that?
- Beryl Caighn: Because she did.”
“Right then I knew we'd lost her. She'll always love us of course, but not in the old way. From now on her love will be handed out like a farmer's wife tossing scraps to the family rooster.”
“I would like to say a few words about weddings. I've just been through one. Not my own. My daughter's. Someday in the far future I may be able to remember it with tender indulgence, but not now. I always used to think that marriages were a simple affair. Boy meets girl. Fall in love. They get married. Have babies. Eventually the babies grow up...” (continue)(continue reading)