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Quotations From JOSEPH L MANKIEWICZ

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  • 1.
    You know what I like about your program? Even when I'm running the vacuum, I can understand it.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-1993), U.S. director, screenwriter. Sadie (Thelma Ritter), A Letter To Three Wives, to her employer, Rita (Ann Sothern), who writes for a radio program (1949).

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  • 2.
    A 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.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-1993), U.S. director, screenwriter. Margo Channing (Bette Davis), All About Eve (1950).

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  • 3.
    Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz, U.S. screenwriter. Margo Channing (Bette Davis), in All About Eve (film), anticipating a rocky party (1950).

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  • 4.
    I'm a schoolteacher. That's even worse than being an intellectual. Schoolteachers are not only comic, they're often cold and hungry in this richest land on earth.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-1993), U.S. director, screenwriter. George (Kirk Douglas), A Letter To Three Wives, as he refuses to consider taking a job in radio (1949).

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  • 5.
    Please don't look at me as if you had a source of income other than your salary.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz, U.S. director, screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Countess (Danielle Darrieux), Five Fingers, to admirer (1952).
  • 6.
    There's nothing as real as money.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz, U.S. director, screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. "Cicero" (James Mason), Five Fingers (1952).

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  • 7.
    What a story. Everything but the bloodhounds snapping at her rear end.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-1993), U.S. director, screenwriter. Birdie (Thelma Ritter), All About Eve, after hearing Eve's (Anne Baxter) life story (1950).
  • 8.
    You're too short for that gesture. Besides, it went out with Mrs. Fiske.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-1993), U.S. director, screenwriter. Addison DeWitt (George Sanders), All About Eve, to Eve (Anne Baxter), after she opens the door and orders him to leave (1950).
  • 9.
    Many of our German friends before the war would come as our guest to hunt wild pig. I refused to invite Goering. I could not tolerate his killing a wild pig— seemed too much like brother against brother.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz, U.S. director, screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Countess (Danielle Darrieux), Five Fingers (1952).

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  • 10.
    Bombs were falling. I felt I was in the way.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz, U.S. director, screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Countess (Danielle Darrieux), Five Fingers, when asked why she left Warsaw (1952).
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