Quotations From SAMUEL FULLER

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  • The drama critic on your paper said my chablis-tinted hair was like a soft halo over wide set, inviting eyes, and my mouth, my mouth was a lush tunnel through which golden notes came.
    Samuel Fuller (b. 1911), U.S. screenwriter. Cathy (Constance Towers), Shock Corridor, John Barrett, a newspaperman staying in a mental hospital, hallucinating about his fiancee's seductiveness (1963). Cathy appears in a hallucination saying this.

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  • Did I kill that guy that killed me?
    Samuel Fuller, U.S. screenwriter. Kaiser (Perry Lang), The Big Red One, dying words of young soldier who just shot the sniper who shot him (1980).
  • Look, mister, I'm so tired you'd be doin' me a big favor if you'd blow my head off.
    Samuel Fuller (b. 1911), U.S. screenwriter. Mo Williams (Thelma Ritter), Pickup on South Street, to her killer, who threatens her life for some information about stolen espionage microfilm (1953). Based on a story by Dwight Taylor.
  • We got a right to climb out of the sewer and live like other people. We could start from scratch. Make every minute count twice for the one we lost.
    Samuel Fuller (b. 1911), U.S. screenwriter. Cuddles (Dolores Dorn), Underworld U.S.A., to Tolly Devlin, the ex-con she loves (1961).

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  • We'll build a democracy here, even if it's with Nazi bricks.
    Samuel Fuller, U.S. screenwriter. Samuel Fuller. Captain Harvey, Verboten! American Military Government officer explaining the practicalities of de-Nazification (1959).
  • You'll meet men you'll live on and men who'll live on you, and those are the only men you'll meet.... You'll be every man's wife-in-law, and no man's wife.
    Samuel Fuller (b. 1911), U.S. screenwriter. Samuel Fuller. Kelly (Constance Towers), The Naked Kiss, to her friend, Buff, against the hazards of entering prostitution (1964).
  • Surviving is the only glory in war, if you know what I mean.
    Samuel Fuller, U.S. screenwriter. Zab (Robert Carradine), The Big Red One, closing words (1980).

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