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Quotes from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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    • Lady Beekman: You'll find I mean business!
    • Dorothy Shaw: Oh, really? Then why are you wearing that hat?
    • Dorothy Shaw: I like a man who can run faster than I can.
    • Dorothy Shaw: You mean you eat at six and have to be in bed at nine?... Holy smoke! Nine o'clock. That's just when life just begins!
    • [Dorothy is admiring some athletes]
    • Gus Esmond: Dorothy Shaw. I want you to remember you're supposed to be the chaperone on this trip.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Now lets get this straight, Gus. The chaperone's job is to see that nobody else has any fun. Nobody chaperones the chaperone. That's why I'm so right for this job.
    • Lorelei Lee: Dorothy. Mr. Esmond and I are getting married.
    • Dorothy Shaw: To each other?
    • Gus Esmond: Of course to each other. Who else to?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Well, I don't know about you Gus, but I always figured Lorelei would end up with the Secretary of the Treasury.
    • [singing]
    • Dorothy Shaw: Bye bye baby. Remember you're my baby when they give you the eye.
    • [singing]
    • Dorothy Shaw: When love goes wrong, nothing goes right. This one thing, I know.
    • [singing]
    • Lorelei Lee: When love goes wrong, a man take flight.
    • [singing]
    • Dorothy Shaw: And women get uppity-oh.
    • [singing]
    • Dorothy Shaw: I like a beautiful hunk of man. But I'm no physical culture fan. Ain't there anyone here for love?
    • Henry Spofford III: Hello.
    • Lorelei Lee: Oh, Mr Spoffard. Would you please give me a hand? I'm sort of stuck!
    • Henry Spofford III: Are you a burglar?
    • Lorelei Lee: Heaven's no! The steward locked me in. I was waiting for a friend.
    • Henry Spofford III: Why didn't you ring for him?
    • Lorelei Lee: I didn't think of it. Isn't that silly?
    • Henry Spofford III: If you were a burglar, and I helped you escape...
    • Lorelei Lee: Please help me before somebody comes along.
    • Henry Spofford III: I'm thinking.
    • Henry Spofford III: Hey, look someone's coming.
    • Lorelei Lee: Oh dear, what'll I do?
    • Henry Spofford III: Quick! Hold this around your neck tight!
    • Dorothy Shaw: You know I think you're the only girl in the world who can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man's pocket.
    • [Staring at Lorelei and Dorothy]
    • Evans: Say, suppose the ship hits an iceberg and sinks. Which one of them do you save from drowning?
    • William J. Stevens: Those girls couldn't drown.
    • Esmond Sr.: Have you got the nerve to tell me you don't want to marry my son for his money?
    • Lorelei Lee: It's true.
    • Esmond Sr.: Then what do you want to marry him for?
    • Lorelei Lee: I want to marry him for YOUR money.
    • Lorelei Lee: Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?
    • Lady Beekman: It's a tiara.
    • Lorelei Lee: You DO wear it on your head. I just LOVE finding new places to wear diamonds.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Remember, honey, on your wedding day it's All right to say "yes."
    • [singing]
    • Dorothy ShawLorelei Lee: We're just two little girls from Little Rock, We lived on the wrong side of the tracks, But the gentlemen friends who used to call, They never did seem to mind at all, They came to the wrong side of the tracks...
    • Lorelei Lee: Pardon, please, is this the way to Europe, France?
    • Passport Official: To where? Honey,
    • Dorothy Shaw: Not Europe, France, honey. France is *in* Europe.
    • Lorelei Lee: Well, who said it wasn't?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Well, you wouldn't say is this the way to North America, Mexico, would you?
    • Lorelei Lee: If that's where I wanted to go, I would.
    • Dorothy Shaw: The dealer passes.
    • Passport Official: This ship goes to Cherbourg, France.
    • [Lorelei is holding a tiara]
    • Lorelei Lee: How do you put it around your neck?
    • Dorothy Shaw: You don't, honey, it goes on your head!
    • Lorelei Lee: You must think I was born yesterday.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Well, sometimes there's just no other possible explanation.
    • [Lorelei is stuck going through the porthole]
    • Henry Spofford III: All right. I'll help you. I'll help you for two reasons.
    • Lorelei Lee: Never mind the reasons. Just help me.
    • Henry Spofford III: The first reason is I'm too young to be sent to jail. The second reason is you got a lot of animal magnetism.
    • Ernie Malone: It seemed a good idea to bring some drinks. Here are your cigarettes.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Oh, you're a dear. Good boy.
    • Lorelei Lee: I've been wondering, what is your line, Mr. Malone?
    • Ernie Malone: My line? Well, my most effective one is to tell a girl that she has hair like a tortured midnight, lips like a red couch in an ivory palace, that I'm lonely and starved for affection. Then, I generally burst into tears. It very seldom works.
    • Dorothy Shaw: You idiot.
    • Mr. Esmond Sr.: Are you out of your mind?
    • Ernie Malone: Mm-hmm, but I like it that way.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Honey, did it ever occur to you that some people just don't care about money?
    • Lorelei Lee: Please, we're talking serious here.
    • [sing]
    • Lorelei Lee: A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, / But diamonds are a girl's best friend. / A kiss may be grand, but it won't pay the rental on your humble flat. / Or help you at the automat. / Men grow cold as girls grow old, and we all lose our charm in the end. / But square-cut or pear-shaped, these rocks won't lost their shape. / Diamonds are a girl's best friend.
    • Lorelei Lee: I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
    • Mr. Esmond Sr.: Say, they told me you were stupid! You don't sound stupid to me!
    • Lorelei Lee: I can be smart when it's important. But most men don't like it.
    • Lorelei Lee: There was an old man named Sidney... Who drank till he ruined a kidney. It shriveled and shrank, but he drank and he drank... He had his fun doing it, didn't he?
    • Lorelei Lee: Dorothy, please, a lady never admits her feet hurt.
    • Dorothy Shaw: I certainly want to know who the players are. For instance, who's the young man who just tried to steal second base?
    • Ernie Malone: Name is Malone.
    • Dorothy Shaw: I'm Shaw, Dorothy. Well, Mr. Malone?
    • Ernie Malone: You're the most attractive girl in the room so I came over to tell you. Do you mind?
    • Dorothy Shaw: No, I might as well warn you, flattery will get you anywhere.
    • Ernie Malone: In that case we haven't got any problems.
    • [trying to have a serious talk with Lorelei, but she is bouncing up and down on the bed]
    • Gus Esmond: Dear... dear... dear, stop that! It's most distracting.
    • Olympic athlete: Hi. Remember me?
    • Lorelei Lee: Yes. You're one of the Olympic athletes.
    • Olympic athlete: I'm the only 4-letter man on the team.
    • Lorelei Lee: You should be ashamed to admit it. No, don't say another word. No, don't say another word.
    • [repeated line]
    • Lorelei Lee: Thank you ever so!
    • Dorothy Shaw: If we can't empty his pockets between us, then we're not worthy of the name Woman.
    • [as she tries on the diamond ring he's just given her]
    • Gus Esmond: Is it the right size?
    • Lorelei Lee: Well, it can never be too big. Do you think that's too small, Dorothy?
    • [whistles]
    • Dorothy Shaw: Looks like it oughta have a highball around it.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Bottom's up!
    • [Dorothy, Lorelei and Ernie drink their cocktails]
    • Dorothy Shaw: He looks like he's going to explode.
    • Ernie Malone: What was that?
    • Lorelei Lee: Just equal parts of Scotch, Vodka, Brandy
    • [complaining to the steward as he's lead from the girls' room after their "dinner party"]
    • Ernie Malone: It's just not fair. Two against one. Take a man's pants.
    • Lady Beekman: You might be interested in my tiara. I always carry it with me. Afraid to leave it in the stateroom.
    • Dorothy Shaw: And you're not afraid to show it to Lorelei?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Listen, either you hock some of that stuff or get the price of a diamond tiara out of him.
    • Lorelei Lee: How much do you think a diamond tiara will cost?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Fifteen thousand at least.
    • [Concentrates]
    • Lorelei Lee: Let's see, that'll take an hour and 45 minutes.
    • Ernie Malone: I'm not that bad all the time. Sometimes I'm very nice. Sometimes I just speak without thinking.
    • Dorothy Shaw: I get the picture. You're half sweet and half acid.
    • Dorothy Shaw: What were you doing before Piggy started barking like a seal?
    • Lorelei Lee: That wasn't barking, that's Swahili.
    • [singing]
    • Lorelei Lee: Someone broke my heart in Little Rock, So I up and left the pieces there, Like a little lost lamb I roamed about, I came to New York and I found out
    • Dorothy ShawLorelei Lee: That men are the same way everywhere...
    • Lorelei Lee: I just can't wait!
    • Dorothy Shaw: For what?
    • Lorelei Lee: Dorothy, didn't you notice? His pocket was bulging!
    • Dorothy Shaw: That could be a bag of gumdrops.
    • Dorothy Shaw: I don't know what you do honey, unless you use Novocaine in your lipstick?
    • Lorelei Lee: Sometimes Mr. Esmond finds it very difficult to say no to me.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Well, that's very possible.
    • Lorelei Lee: Dorothy, I'm sailing on Saturday, with or without Mr. Esmond. And I'm not coming back from Europe until he comes and gets me. When we're in France, where his father can't phone him twice a day, well...
    • Dorothy Shaw: So, what's all the talent in the blue jackets? That's not a band, is it?
    • Passport Official: No, no, Miss. That's the Olympic team. They're sailing with you on this ship.
    • Dorothy Shaw: The Olympic team!
    • Passport Official: Yes.
    • Dorothy Shaw: For me. Now, wasn't that thoughtful of somebody?
    • [to Loreei]
    • Dorothy Shaw: Dibs on the shot-putter.
    • Lorelei Lee: Where's Dorothy?
    • Gus Esmond Jr.: Oh, I don't know. Someone whistled at her and she disappeared.
    • Gus Esmond Jr.: I hope she's not going to be a bad influence on you.
    • Lorelei Lee: Oh, no, lover. Dorothy's not bad. Honest! She's just dumb. Always falling with some man just because he's good-looking. I keep telling her, it's just as easy to fall with a rich man as a poor man. But, she says, "Yes, but..." If they're tall, dark and handsome, she never gets around to vital statistics until it's too late. That's why I'm her best friend, I guess. She really needs somebody like I to educate her.
    • Gus Esmond Jr.: Yes, dear. But very few girls have your - wonderful willingness to learn.
    • Lorelei Lee: I suppose that's true.
    • Lorelei Lee: Daddy! Daddy! Sometimes I think there's only one of you in the whole wide world!
    • Gus Esmond Jr.: Dorothy Shaw, I'm counting on you to keep those athletes to yourself.
    • Dorothy Shaw: What a coincidence! That's my plan too.
    • Gus Esmond Jr.: Lorelei, I want to talk to you.
    • Lorelei Lee: Sure.
    • [sits down and starts bouncing up-and-down on the bed]
    • Gus Esmond Jr.: Dear, I want to tell you something... I want to remind you of something... Very... Stop that! Please. It's most distracting.
    • Lorelei Lee: You can be a pretty naughty boy sometimes.
    • Lorelei Lee: Dorothy, did you ever hear of a rich pole-vaulter?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Maybe not; but, who cares? I like a man who can run faster than I can.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Honey, did it ever occur to you that some people just don't care about money?
    • Lorelei Lee: Please, don't be silly. We're talking serious. You don't want to end up with a loveless marriage, do you?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Me, loveless?
    • Lorelei Lee: That's right. Because, if a girl spends all of her time worrying about the money she doesn't have - how is she going have any time for being in love? I want you to find happiness and stop having fun.
    • Dorothy Shaw: That baffles me.
    • Lorelei Lee: You'll thank me someday.
    • [singing]
    • Dorothy Shaw: I'm not - in condition to - wrestle, I've never trained in a gym, Show me a man who can nestle, And I'll pin - a medal - on him, Need some chappie to make me happy, And he don't have to be Hercules, Don't anyone know about birds and bees? Ain't there anyone here for love? Sweet love, Ain't there anyone - here for love?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Doubles, anyone? Court's free! Two out of three, anyone? Doesn't anyone want to play?
    • [singing]
    • Dorothy Shaw: I like big muscles, And red corpuscles, I like a beautiful hunk of man...
    • Lorelei Lee: Did you say "diamonds"?
    • Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman: Well, well, well! By George, I must say! No doubt about it, no sirree. By George, no doubt about it at all.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Miss Lee, meet Piggy.
    • Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman: Delighted! Delighted!
    • Lorelei Lee: You did say "diamonds." I can tell.
    • Lorelei Lee: Pardon my saying so, but, having heard so much about you and all, I expected you'd be much older.
    • Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman: Me? Well, my, you don't say. By George! Older than what?
    • Dorothy Shaw: The Pyramids.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Do me a favor, will you, Malone? Go whistle up a rope.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Money is rather a hobby of Lorelei's.
    • Lorelei Lee: How does it look?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Exactly like trouble.
    • Lorelei Lee: Are you enjoying the trip? How many times have you crossed? Don't you feel alone out on the big ocean? I just adore conversation, don't you?
    • Lorelei Lee: I can't get over that passenger list. Calling a young boy "mister." A girl could waste a whole trip to Europe if she trusted a passenger list.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Then, you think we better give up the whole idea, huh?
    • Lorelei Lee: Well, if he was 16 or 17, even, you could marry him in Tennessee.
    • Lorelei Lee: What do you do for a living?
    • Ernie Malone: Oh, that kind of a line. Nothing, I'm afraid. Just clip coupons and live off the fat of the land.
    • Lorelei Lee: Coupons. That's like money, isn't it?
    • Ernie Malone: Very similar.
    • Lorelei Lee: I'm so pleased Dorothy's taken an interest in you. I mean, she's never been interested in anyone worthwhile.
    • Ernie Malone: No taste, eh?
    • Dorothy Shaw: No, I'm a hobo collector. I might even find room for you.
    • Lorelei Lee: Don't worry about me. I'm only concerned about you two. There's a wonderful moon out tonight.
    • Ernie Malone: Let's go find our moon and forget about your girlfriend.
    • Ernie Malone: For the past hour, I've been thinking. Thinking about doing something.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Well, what have you been thinking, Mr. Malone?
    • [kiss]
    • Lorelei Lee: Gee, Piggy, a girl like I almost never gets to meet a really interesting man. Sometimes my brain gets real starved.
    • Dorothy Shaw: We're expecting Lady Beekman for tea.
    • Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman: Lady Beekman? Here?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Yes.
    • Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman: Oh, I just remembered, I have another appointment. I better pop off. Well, toodle-loo, chin-chin and all that rot.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Just about the time Piggy was squeezing the goat, Mr. Ernie Malone was taking pictures right through that porthole.
    • Dorothy Shaw: We'll have a better chance of getting those pictures back if he doesn't know we're onto him.
    • Lorelei Lee: I'll get them.
    • Dorothy Shaw: How?
    • Lorelei Lee: He's a man, isn't he?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Boy will I tell that stinker off when we get those pictures back.
    • Lorelei Lee: The question is how do we do that?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Well, the simplest way is to swipe 'em. Come on, we'll get our warpaint on and go to work.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Wait a minute, what do you mean you're all bruised? Malone's been here with me the whole time.
    • Lorelei Lee: Mr. Spofford pulled me too hard.
    • Lorelei Lee: Do you think three sleeping pills are enough?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Three's quite a lot. That's pretty potent stuff!
    • Lorelei Lee: The things worth doing is worth doing well.
    • Lorelei Lee: There's one other place it could be.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Where?
    • Lorelei Lee: His pants.
    • Dorothy Shaw: Well, we'll have to get those too.
    • Lorelei Lee: Would you rather I did it alone?
    • Dorothy Shaw: No. I think two heads are better than one.
    • Lorelei Lee: I suppose so.
    • Dorothy Shaw: It's ticklish business anyway you look at it.
    • Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman: Are you sure there are no more?
    • Lorelei Lee: Positive, Piggy. Do you feel better?
    • Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman: You little angel.
    • Ernie Malone: I'm being paid to watch that blonde bandit.
    • Dorothy Shaw: I'd sure hate to have your job.
    • Ernie Malone: Well, maybe you're right. Checking up on people is messy work sometimes. But only when those people are doing things that...
    • Dorothy Shaw: Doing things like pretending to make love to a girl while you spy on her friend?
    • Lorelei Lee: Why did you just stand there and let him kiss you?
    • Dorothy Shaw: You want to hear something crazy? I think I'm falling in love with that slob.
    • Lorelei Lee: Oh, you just feel that way because he's poor.
    • Dorothy Shaw: I hope so.
    • Hotel Manager: Madam, are these the persons you were talking about?
    • Lady Beekman: Yes, these are the persons.
    • Lorelei Lee: Why, Lady Piggy! I mean Beekman. What a pleasant surprise.
    • Lady Beekman: Hmm, I dare say.
    • Lorelei Lee: I did not steal Lady Beekman's tiara.
    • Lady Beekman: Then perhaps you'll explain how it happens to be in your possession?
    • Lorelei Lee: Suppose we say that's my affair.
    • Ernie Malone: Well, that's one explanation.
    • Hotel Manager: Mr. Esmond refuses responsibility for your bills.
    • Lorelei Lee: That's very inconvenient. Because we've just spent all of our money.
    • [singing]
    • Dorothy Shaw: A woman's a fright, a terrible sight
    • Lorelei Lee: A man goes out, gets high as a kite
    • Dorothy ShawLorelei Lee: Love is something you just can't fight
    • Dorothy Shaw: You can't fight it, honey, You can't fight it
    • Dorothy ShawLorelei Lee: When love goes wrong...
    • Lorelei Lee: I won't let myself fall in love with a man who won't trust me, no matter what I might do.
    • Lorelei Lee: It's men like you who have made me the way I am. And if you loved me at all, you'd feel sorry for the terrible troubles I've been through, instead of holding them against me.
    • [singing]
    • Lorelei Lee: Tiffany's! Cartier! Black, Starr, Frost, Gorham, Talk to me, Harry Winston, Tell me all about it!
    • Dorothy Shaw: Let's don't talk about love. It reminds me of my friend Malone, the human ferret.
    • Lorelei Lee: I want to kiss you goodbye.
    • Gus Esmond Jr.: Very well.
    • Lorelei Lee: No, no. Not in front of everybody. Come on in, Daddy darling.
    • Dorothy Shaw: You get the money and I'll take care of the gendarmes.
    • Lorelei Lee: How?
    • Dorothy Shaw: Never mind how. You're not the only one around here with hidden talents.
    • Mr. Esmond Sr.: I explicitly told you in my cable to stay with him until I arrived. Don't you know he can't be left alone in the same city with that blonde man-trap.
    • Mr. Esmond Sr.: You don't understand? How do you think I feel with thousands of Lorelei Lees coming at me from everywhere?
    • Mr. Esmond Sr.: Young lady, you don't fool me one bit.
    • Lorelei Lee: I'm not trying to. But I bet I could though.
    • Lorelei Lee: If you had a daughter, wouldn't you rather she didn't marry a poor man? You'd want her to have the most wonderful things in the world and to be very happy. Well, why is it wrong for me to want those things?
    • Lorelei Lee: Gus, he's always been interested in my brains.
    • Mr. Esmond Sr.: No. No, that much of a fool he's not.
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