Roger Thornhill: Tell me, why are you so good to me?
Eve Kendall: Shall I climb up and tell you why?

Clara Thornhill: Roger, I think we should go.
Roger Thornhill: Don't be nervous.
Clara Thornhill: I'm not nervous, I'll be late for the bridge club.

[singing] I've grown accustom to my bourbon.

Roger Thornhill

Roger Thornhill: How do we know it's not a fake? It looks like a fake.
Bidder: Well, one thing we know. You're no fake. You are a genuine idiot.

Larry Wade: [Referring to the drinks] We've gotten a head start here, Mr. Thornhill.
Roger Thornhill: That won't last long.

Eve Kendall: While I'm calling, you can change your clothes.
Roger Thornhill: Where do you propose I do that? In Marshall Field's window?
Eve Kendall: I sort of had the men's room in mind.
Roger Thornhill: Did you, know? You're the smartest girl I ever spent the night with on a train.

Eve Kendall: You've got taste in clothes, taste in food.
Roger Thornhill: [necks Eve] Hmm, And taste in women. I like your flavor.

[to Eve] Who are you kidding? You have no feelings to hurt.

Roger Thornhill

Sorry love, I'm sentimental.

Roger Thornhill

I don't like the way Teddy Roosevelt is looking at me.

Roger Thornhill

[as the police carry Thornhill out of the Art Auction Room, Roger says to the thug who tried to kill Roger twice before in the picture] I'm sorry old man. Too bad. Keep trying.

Roger Thornhill

So horribly sad. How is it I feel like laughing?

Bureaucrat

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North by Northwest Quotes

Eve Kendall: It's going to be a long night.
Roger Thornhill: True.
Eve Kendall: And I don't particularly like the book I've started.
Roger Thornhill: Ah.
Eve Kendall: You know what I mean?
Roger Thornhill: Ah, let me think. Yes, I know exactly what you mean.

Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself "slightly" killed.

Roger Thornhill