Quotations From NORMAN REILLY RAINE


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  • While you continue to grow fatter and richer publishing your nauseating confectionery, I shall become a mole, digging here, rooting there, stirring up the whole rotten mess where life is hard, raw and ugly.
    Norman Reilly Raine (1895-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Heinz Herald, and Geza Herczeg. Zola (Paul Muni), The Life of Emile Zola, to La Rue (Paul Irving) (1937).

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  • Oh, you cold-blooded English. You'll be the death of me.
    Norman Reilly Raine (1895-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Heinz Herald, and Geza Herczeg. Zola (Paul Muni), The Life of Emile Zola, to the innkeeper's daughter (Marcia Mae Jones) (1937).

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  • A fat stomach sticks out too far, Monsieur La Rue. It prevents you from looking down and seeing what is going on around you.
    Norman Reilly Raine (1895-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Heinz Herald, and Geza Herczeg. Zola (Paul Muni), The Life of Emile Zola, after being fired by La Rue (Paul Irving) (1937).
  • "I am innocent, Long live France! I am innocent," Dreyfus kept repeating, over and over, while they reviled him. All he needed was a crown of thorns.
    Norman Reilly Raine (1895-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Heinz Herald, and Geza Herczeg. Anatole France (Morris Carnovsky), The Life of Emile Zola, speaking of Captain Alfred Dreyfus (1937).
  • There are times when it is more courageous to be cowardly.
    Norman Reilly Raine (1895-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Heinz Herald, and Geza Herczeg. Georges Clemenceau (Grant Mitchell), The Life of Emile Zola, urging Zola (Paul Muni) to flee to England rather than serve his prison term, so he can continue to write about the Dreyfus conviction (1937).
  • An artist should remain true. Otherwise his talent, like his stomach, grows fat and stuffy.
    Norman Reilly Raine (1895-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Heinz Herald, and Geza Herczeg. Paul C├ęzanne (Vladimir Sokoloff), The Life of Emile Zola, to Emile Zola (Paul Muni) (1937).
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