Audiences don't know somebody sits down and writes a picture; they think the actors make it up as they go along.

Joe Gillis

Joe Gillis: [sarcastically] They'll love it in Pomona.
Norma Desmond: They'll love it everyplace.

We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!

Norma Desmond

She was the greatest of them all. You wouldn't know, you're too young. In one week she received 17,000 fan letters. Men bribed her hairdresser to get a lock of her hair. There was a maharajah who came all the way from India to beg one of her silk stockings. Later he strangled himself with it!

Max Von Mayerling

Joe Gillis: I didn't know you were planning a comeback.
Norma Desmond: I hate that word. It's a return, a return to the millions of people who have never forgiven me for deserting the screen.

They took the idols and smashed them, the Fairbankses, the Gilberts, the Valentinos! And who've we got now? Some nobodies!

Norma Desmond

[narrating] The poor dope - he always wanted a pool. Well, in the end, he got himself a pool.

Joe Gillis

Betty Schaefer: Don't you sometimes hate yourself?
Joe Gillis: Constantly.

Adrian: It's Thanksgiving.
Rocky: Yea, to you it's Thanksgiving; to me it's Thursday.

Rocky: [Rocky is trying to make out with Adrian on their first date] Will you do me a favor? Take off these glasses.
[Rocky takes off Adrian's frumpy glasses, revealing her beautiful eyes]
Rocky: Now take off this hat.
[Takes off her unattractive hat, revealing her dark, lovely hair. Adrian is beautiful and Rocky is appreciative]
Rocky: I always knew you was pretty...
Adrian: [Adrian looks at him, disbelieving] Stop teasing me.

Shut up! Mr Gazzo wants the 200 now.

Rocky

What is keeping him up Bill, I dont know.

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