Popular Citizen Kane Quotes
Rosebud...Charles Foster Kane
Female reporter: If you could've found out what Rosebud meant, I bet that would've explained everything.
Thompson: No, I don't think so; no. Mr. Kane was a man who got everything he wanted and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get, or something he lost. Anyway, it wouldn't have explained anything... I don't think any word can explain a man's life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a... piece in a jigsaw puzzle... a missing piece.
I always gagged on the silver spoon.Charles Foster Kane
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Switzerland... he was thrown out of a lot of colleges.Bernstein
The news goes on for 24 hours a day.Charles Foster Kane
We have no secrets from our readers. Mr. Thatcher is one of our most devoted readers, Mr. Bernstein. He knows what's wrong with every issue since I've taken charge.Charles Foster Kane
Don't believe everything you hear on the radio.Charles Foster Kane
Old age. It's the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don't look forward to being cured of.Bernstein
A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember. You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry, and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in, and on it there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on. She was carrying a white parasol. I only saw her for one second. She didn't see me at all, but I'll bet a month hasn't gone by since that I haven't thought of that girl.Bernstein
I don't think there's one word that can describe a mans life.Charles Foster Kane
Forty-nine thousand acres of nothing but scenery and statues. I'm lonesome.Susan
It isn't enough to tell us what a man did. You've got to tell us who he was.Rawlson