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"All Technology Will Fail"

Movies

“What is time? Swiss manufacture it. . . French horde it. . . Italians want it. . . Americans say it is money. . . Hindus say it does not exist. Do you know what I say? I say time is a crook.”
–Peter Lorre in Beat the Devil

“Alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.”
–Eve Arden in Mildred Pierce

“Men don't get smarter when they get older. They just lose their hair.”
–Claudette Colbert in The Palm Beach Story

“In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love–they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”
–Orson Welles in The Third Man

“I know what it is to feel lonely and helpless and to have the whole world against me, and those are things that no men or women ought to feel.”
–Robert Donat in The 39 Steps

“I've had hell inside of me, and I can spot it in others.”
–Lee Marvin in The Iceman Cometh

“You know, Rick, I have many friends in Casablanca. But somehow, just because you despise me, you're the only one I trust.”
–Peter Lorre to Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca

“What on earth brought you to Casablanca?”
“My health. . .I came to Casablanca for the waters.”
“But this is the desert.”
“I was misinformed.”
–Claude Rains and Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca

“Good and evil are so close they are chained together in the soul.”
–Spencer Tracy in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

“He hasn't an enemy in the world. Only his friends hate him.”
–Gene Kelly in Inherit the Wind

“Badges, we ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you no stinkin' badges!”
–Alfonso Bedoya in The Treasure of Sierra Madre

“I don't mind if you don't like my manners. I don't like them myself. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings.”
–Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep