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Quotations From ROBERT E SHERWOOD


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  • That's the whole story of my life: frustration. It's a chronic disease, and it's incurable.
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, Leonardo Bercovici, and Henry Koster. Professor Wutheridge (Monty Woolley), The Bishop's Wife, explaining to Dudley why he hasn't written the book he's been planning (1947). From the novel by Robert Nathan.

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  • The main trouble [with this country] is there are too many people who don't know where they're going and they want to get there too fast.
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Leonardo Bercovici. Henry Koster. Sylvester (James Gleason), The Bishop's Wife, talking to Dudley and Mrs. Brougham (1947). From the novel by Robert Nathan.

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  • I remember when I was younger, there was a well-known writer who used to dart down the back way whenever saw me coming. I suppose he was in love with me and wasn't quite sure of himself. Well, c'est la vie!
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Joan Harrison (1911-1994), British screenwriter. Mrs. Van Hopper (Florence Bates), Rebecca (1940).

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  • Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderlay again.
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Joan Harrison (1911-1994), British screenwriter. Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine), Rebecca, this is the first line of the movie (1940). Manderlay was the de Winter family estate.

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  • 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.

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  • Nobody expects him to be normal—he's a bishop.
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Leonardo Bercovici. Henry Koster. Matilda (Elsa Lanchester), The Bishop's Wife, discussing with the cook why the bishop hasn't eaten breakfast (1947). From the novel by Robert Nathan.
  • We all come from our own little planets. That's why we're all different. That's what makes life interesting.
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Leonardo Bercovici. Henry Koster. Dudley (Cary Grant), The Bishop's Wife, speaking to the Professor and Mrs. Brougham (1947). From the novel by Robert Nathan.

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  • The only people who grow old were born old to begin with.
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, Leonardo Bercovici, and Henry Koster. Dudley (Cary Grant), The Bishop's Wife, speaking to Mrs. Brougham in the restaurant (1947). From the novel by Robert Nathan.

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