Abraham Polonsky


Abraham Polonsky Quotes

  • ''I want to be a fighter. So fight for something! Not for money.''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Charley Davis (John Garfield) to Anna Davis (Anne Revere), Body and Soul (1947).
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  • ''I do wish you'd stop reading my mind.... It's so frightfully disconcerting—like being followed up one's trousers.''
    Abraham Polonsky, U.S. screenwriter, Frank Butler, and Helen Deutsch. Mitchell Leisen. Col. Deniston (Ray Milland), Golden Earrings, British soldier to gypsy who keeps reading his thoughts (1947).
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  • ''If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody.''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Joe Morse (John Garfield), Force of Evil (1948).
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  • ''A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember what he shouldn't have said.''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Joe Morse (John Garfield), Force of Evil, narrating (1948).
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  • ''Money has no moral opinions.''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Joe Morse (John Garfield), Force of Evil (1948).
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  • ''I'll kill you with my own hands rather than let you put the mark of Cain on my brother!''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Leo Morse (Thomas Gomez), Force of Evil, to Bauer, the numbers bookkeeper who snitched to the police (1948).
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  • ''You must never throw away things that are worth good money.''
    Abraham Polonsky, U.S. screenwriter, Frank Butler, and Helen Deutsch. Mitchell Leisen. Lydia (Marlene Dietrich), Golden Earrings, gypsy to British soldier on the run from Nazis (1947).
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  • ''Today in Germany, everyone is being watched—even the watchers.''
    Abraham Polonsky, U.S. screenwriter, Frank Butler, and Helen Deutsch. Mitchell Leisen. Otto Krosigk (Reinhold Schunzel), Golden Earrings (1947).
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  • ''Do you know what it's like to love and be alone?''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Peg Born (Lilli Palmer), Body and Soul, to prize-fighter Charley Davis (John Garfield) on one of his infrequent visits (1947).
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  • ''What are you gonna do? Kill me? Everybody dies.''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Charley Davis (John Garfield), Body and Soul, to his crooked fight promoter upon winning the world middleweight boxing title instead of taking a dive (1947).
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