“All About Eve” quotes(1950)
Plot – Eve Harrington, a humble girl passionate about theater, meets Margo Channing, a beautiful and great forty-year-old actress, with the help of Karen Lloyd, the wife of a famous playwright. Thanks to her suggestive attitude and pretending to be the widow of a soldier, Eva manages to gain Margo’s protection and sympathy, who welcomes her in her house as a secretary. One evening, Margo is late to the play and finds Eva reading her part. When the reporter Addison De Witt, the director Bill Simpson and Karen praise Eve’s talent, Margo is jealous. Later on, Karen makes Margo miss the play with a trick: Eva replaces her, gaining a triumphant success.
All actors – Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Walter Hampden, Randy Stuart, Craig Hill, Leland Harris, Barbara White, Eddie Fisher, William Pullen, Claude Stroud, Eugene Borden, Helen Mowery, Steven Geray, Gertrude Astor, Ralph Brooks, Jack Chefe, James Conaty, Franklyn Farnum, Bess Flowers, Thomas Martin, Harold Miller, Stanley Orr, Marion Pierce, 'Snub' Pollard, Larry Steers, Robert Whitneyshow all
“All About Eve” Quotes 20 quotes
“Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!”
“- Lloyd Richards: There comes a time that a piano realizes that it has not written a concerto.
- Margo: And you, I take it, are the Paderewski who plays his concerto on me, the piano?”
“Let the rest of the world beat their brains out for a buck. It's friends that count. And I got friends.”
“- Bill Simpson: You have every reason for happiness.
- Margo: Except happiness!”
“We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. If we don't blow them, who else will?”
“- Margo: As it happens, there are particular aspects of my life to which I would like to maintain sole and exclusive rights and privileges.
- Bill Simpson: For instance what?
- Margo: For instance: you!”
“- Birdie: There's a message from the bartender. Does Miss Channing know she ordered domestic gin by mistake?
- Margo: The only thing I ordered by mistake is the guests. They're domestic, too, and they don't care what they drink as long as it burns!”
“If there's nothing else, there's applause. I've listened backstage to people applaud. It's like - like waves of love coming over the footlights and wrapping you up. Imagine, to know every night that different hundreds of people love you. They smile, their eyes shine, you've pleased them. They want you. You belong. Just that alone is worth anything.”
“I detest cheap sentiment.”
“- Lloyd Richards: That bitter cynicism of yours is something you've acquired since you left Radcliffe!
- Karen: The cynicism you refer to, I acquired the day I discovered I was different from little boys!”
“You're an improbable person, Eve, and so am I. We have that in common. Also, our contempt for humanity and inability to love, and be loved, insatiable ambition, and talent. We deserve each other.”
“I'll admit I may have seen better days, but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut.”
“Funny business, a woman's career - the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again when you get back to being a woman. That's one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not: being a woman. Sooner or later, we've got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we've had...” (continue)(continue reading)