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Quotations From LESTER COLE

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  • 1.
    What do you know what goes on inside a man's mind? Outside he may look like a gentleman, but inside ' e may 'ave the 'ankering for murder.
    Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, and Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German. Joe May. Chauffeur, The Invisible Man Returns, to the butler, who is sure Sir Geoffrey is innocent (1940). Story by Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988) and Joe May (1880-1954).

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  • 2.
    I am the scroll of the poet behind which samurai swords are being sharpened.
    Lester Cole, U.S. screenwriter, Nathaniel Curtis, and Frank Lloyd. Prince Tatsugi (Frank Puglia), Blood on the Sun, peaceful cabinet minister referring to militarists (1945).
  • 3.
    "Orders to shoot on sight." I thought he said the bloke was invisible!
    Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, and Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German. Joe May. Policeman, The Invisible Man Returns, on guard outside the house where the invisible man is trapped (1940). Story by Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988) and Joe May (1880-1954).
  • 4.
    Between you and me, sir, I'll have to see him before I'll believe he's invisible.
    Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Joe May (1880-1954). Policeman, The Invisible Man Returns, on duty guarding Cobb (1940).

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  • 5.
    Forgive your enemies, but first get even.
    Lester Cole, U.S. screenwriter, Nathaniel Curtis, and Frank Lloyd. Nick Condon (James Cagney), Blood on the Sun, closing words, refers to U.S. response to Japanese aggression (1945).
  • 6.
    It's no good talking to a man with an apology for a brain.
    Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German, and Joe May (1880-1954). Mr. Cotton, The Invisible Man Returns, to the chauffeur, who has been taunting him for his belief in Sir Geoffrey's innocence (1940).
  • 7.
    The Japanese say, "If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated."
    Lester Cole, U.S. screenwriter, Nathaniel Curtis, and Frank Lloyd. Nick Condon (James Cagney), Blood on the Sun (1945).

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  • 8.
    Don't you see what my power does for me? I could sit in on the councils of kings and dictators. It makes me king. It makes me—Nemesis.
    Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, and Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German. Joe May. Geoffrey Radcliffe (Vincent Price), The Invisible Man Returns, at dinner, after eluding the police (1940). Story by Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988) and Joe May (1880-1954).

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  • 9.
    I couldn't find the spot where Frank had hidden the bag with the clothes. You can't imagine how cold I was until I found them. You know, I'm beginning to understand why ghosts moan so in this sort of weather.
    Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German, and Joe May (1880-1954). Geoffrey Radcliffe (Vincent Price), The Invisible Man Returns, explaining to Helen Manson why he was late meeting her (1940). Radcliffe had to be naked to make his invisible escape.

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