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Quotations From CHARLES LEDERER


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  • Flattery'll get you anywhere.
    Charles Lederer, U.S. screenwriter. Howard Hawks. Dorothy (Jane Russell) to Malone, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (film) (1953).
  • Knowledge is more important than life, captain. We've only one excuse for existing, to think, to find out, to learn.
    Charles Lederer (1910-1976), U.S. screenwriter. Christian Nyby. Dr. Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite), The Thing from Another World, trying to convince Captain Hendry that the alien should be studied, not destroyed (1951). The on-screen title of the movie is The Thing from Another World, although it is always referred to merely as The Thing. It has also been referred to as The Thing (from Another World); based on the story "Who Goes There?" By John W. Campbell, Jr..

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  • There are no enemies in science, professor. Only phenomena to study.
    Charles Lederer (1910-1976), U.S. screenwriter. Christian Nyby. Dr. Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite), The Thing from Another World, trying to convince his colleagues that the alien should be studied, not destroyed (1951). The on-screen title of the movie is The Thing from Another World, although it is always referred to merely as The Thing. It has also been referred to as The Thing (from Another World); based on the story "Who Goes There?" By John W. Campbell, Jr..
  • Will you take your hands off me? What are you playing, osteopath?
    Charles Lederer, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), in His Girl Friday (film) (1940).
  • I bring you a warning. Every one of you listening to my voice. Tell the world. Tell this to everybody wherever they are: Watch the skies. Everywhere. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies.
    Charles Lederer (1910-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Christian Nyby. Scotty (Douglas Spencer), The Thing from Another World, at the end of the movie (1951). The on-screen title of the movie is The Thing from Another World, although it is always referred to merely as The Thing. It has also been referred to as The Thing (from Another World); based on the story "Who Goes There?" By John W. Campbell, Jr..

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  • An intellectual carrot. The mind boggles.
    Charles Lederer (1910-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Christian Nyby. Scotty (Douglas Spencer), The Thing from Another World, reacting to Dr. Carrington's description of the alien as an intelligent vegetable life form (1951). The on-screen title of the movie is The Thing from Another World, although it is always referred to merely as The Thing. It has also been referred to as The Thing (from Another World); based on the story "Who Goes There?" By John W. Campbell, Jr..
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