I've never before had to fight an angel, but I suggest you take off your coat and put up your dukes.
(Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, Leonardo Bercovici, and Henry Koster. Henry Brougham (David Niven), The Bishop's Wife, when he has finally decided to fight Dudley for his wife's love (1947).
From the novel by Robert Nathan.)
Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils, and no nonsense about angels and being good.
(William Hurlbut (1883-?), U.S. screenwriter, James Balderston, and James Whale. Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger), Bride of Frankenstein, talking to Frankenstein in his laboratory (1935).
Suggested by the original story written in 1816 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and adapted by William Hurlbut, James Balderston.)