Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did!
(Bert Kalmar, U.S. screenwriter, Harry Ruby, Arthur Sheekman, and Leo McCarey. Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx), Duck Soup, proclaiming his loyalty to Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) as he and his men hold back enemy forces (1933).)
When one is altering the face of the universe one cannot remember small helpful acts.
(Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 3 (1928).
On her failure to acknowledge a small, but important, order placed with her in the early years of her wholesale coffee business, when she was struggling to establish herself against great odds.)
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.
(Nicholas Pileggi, U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), GoodFellas, voiceover in the opening scene while Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) and Jimmy Conway (Robert DeNiro) finish killing Billy Batts (Frank Vincent) (1990).)
Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.
(Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Annabella Bonheur (Martha Raye) as Verdoux tries to steer her away from swindlers to swindles of his own (1947).)