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.

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.

Eve Kendall: Patience is a virtue.
Roger Thornhill: So is breathing.

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

Roger... Pay the two dollars.

Clara Thornhill

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


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

Roger Thornhill

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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