Jay Presson Allen


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  • ''All right. If you insist. I do not sleep with girls. No, no, no, let me be absolutely accurate. I've gone through the motions of sleeping with girls exactly three times, all of them disastrous. The word for my sex life now is nil. Or as you Americans would say, "plenty of nuttin'."''
    Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Brian (Michael York), Cabaret (1972). Responding to Sally's inquiries.
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  • ''I'm going to be a great film star. That is, if booze and sex don't get me first.''
    Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), Cabaret (1972).
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  • ''That old heel-clicking, hand-kissing routine of his isn't going to get him anywhere with her. The only thing to do with virgins is to make a ferocious pounce.''
    Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), Cabaret, commenting on Fritz's wooing of Natalia (1972).
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  • ''If I had leprosy, there'd be a cable: "Gee, kid. Tough. Sincerely hope nose doesn't fall off. Love."''
    Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), Cabaret, commenting on her father's remoteness (1972).
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  • ''I'm self-centered, inconsiderate, and what was the third adjective? Oh, yes, and I have this infantile fantasy that one day I'll amount to something as an actress.''
    Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), Cabaret, explaining her decision to have an abortion (1972).
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  • ''Oh, I know I can sing. What I really want to be is an actress.''
    Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), Cabaret (1972).
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  • ''Listen, we're practically living together. So if you only like boys, I mean I wouldn't dream of pestering you.''
    Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), Cabaret, to Brian (Michael York) (1972).
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  • ''I feel just like Kay Francis!''
    Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), Cabaret, modelling her new fur coat (1972).
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