• Culture and Entertainment

    People will Talk 1951

    At the risk of spoiling the movie, here are all my favorite quotes. Old movies always have such zingers.



     “You’re a professor and it’s hard to make you understand anything that ain’t in a book. Well most of what goes on in the world ain’t in a book.”




    “One of the reasons for my founding this clinic is a firm belief patients are sick people, not inmates.”




    “I can’t speak with as much assurance as I usually do because you just called me a pompous know it all.”




    “Debra, I uh, I have something to tell you. And as a pompous know it all—“

    “I didn’t mean that even as I said it.”

    “–as a pompous know it all it isn’t going to be easy.”




    “And why in the name of good sense tell her that she isn’t? Pregnancy, dear boy, is not a state of the mind.”




    “Noah is a cute name.”

    “My real name is Ludwig.”




    “I did have a reason you know.”

    “I know.”

    “No you don’t.”

    “You’re being pompous again at the moment.”




     “In the first place I’m not in the habit of marrying women I don’t really want to marry.”




    “Unhappily it will have to wait until Monday. Dr Pretorias is undermining a medical convention in New York and will not return until then.”




    “It’s just that I love you so much, and I went put all those candles on that cake when you’re really only 9 years old.”

    “According to this document I’m not the picture of childish innocence you imagine me to be.”




    “Noah, does it seem to you that I cry a lot?”

    “Truthfully there has never been anything like it since the little Dutch boy took his finger out of the dyke.”

    “He never took it out that is what killed him.”

    “Pompous know it all.”




    “I don’t pretend to be an expert about such things, but I’ve always thought I was always a fairly normal adult young lady who knew roughly what every fairly normal adult young lady should know. . . Right now I feel like a kind of idiot Elsie Dinsmore.”




     “You mean that as a doctor I was faced by a situation which I could only meet by marrying you, that I did it as a remedy. Debra, as you know I believe in using any form of therapy that would make people well, but it would be highly impractical to make marrying my patients a standard form of treatment.”




    “Noah, if you really suddenly fell in love with me.”

    “No if.


    “I couldn’t say why.”

    “Haven’t you ever wondered?”

    “Falling as fast as I am I don’t have time.”




  • Reading

    What I Watched July 2021

    I got so many great quotes from this month, so I’m going to be doing some separate posts.



    People will Talk. Another hilarious yet sweet Cary Grant film.

    Guys and Dolls. My first ever Marlon Brando movie. Loved the Sky and Sarah parts, skipped over a lot the Nathan and what’s her face parts.

    Bundle of Joy. Kinda cute, rather boring. Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.



    Community. It’s not brilliant but thus far it’s fun with some excellent sections of humor. There are some plot points I hate. Plus season 4 should never have happened. I thought I’d skip and go to season 5, but I’m not sure I’ll even make it that far.

    Troy and Annie can’t be together because you want Troy and Abed to be friends? Call me crazy but I think writers can work friendship AND romance for a character into a show. It would also help to give more time if they would delete the old creep and cut down on Ken and Barbie’s very basic story line.

    Speaking of Ken and Barbie, so there are two potential pairing setups, the older couple, Ken and Barbie, and the younger couple, Troy and Annie. Again, call me nuts, but if they weren’t going to have those pairings, maybe there are alternatives besides just simply switching the four people around, like you know they could date in their age group and out of their tiny friend clique?!!!!. That is EWW on multiple levels, the age differences (yes, I know the actual actors are same ages, not the point) and the weird sort of group incestuous sort of vibes. However, like I said tons of hilarious sections.

  • Culture and Entertainment

    My Favorite Wife with Cary Grant

    I’ve been trying to work on my movie lists, watching a couple every weekend. I don’t know if My Favorite Wife was on my list or it just popped up on Amazon (I think it was a $1.99 rental, but then maybe that was because I wasn’t looking on my dad’s Prime, but on my own account which isn’t Prime). I’m so glad it did, it was quite funny (this is no Bringing up Baby or Monkey Business, but it’s still one of the funnier Cary Grant movies I’ve seen, and I’ve seen quite a few), and Cary Grant is in his best role, as a kind-hearted, befuddled man at the mercy of quicker witted, quicker acting women. I kept stopping because there were so many hilarious quotes to take down, usually at his character’s expense. Obviously, they are funnier to watch, and you get the benefit of all the facial expressions and situational humor. I highly recommend this movie.


    “That takes a lot of love,  you sure you don’t love her?”

    “The moment I saw you downstairs, I knew-“

    “Oh go on. I’m sure you say that to all your wives.

    “I could strangle you.”

    “Hey, that’s a way out.”


    “I feel sorry for the woman who marries him.”


    “Because he’s a heartbreaker, like you.”

    “Go on, I’m one of the most faithful husbands that ever lived.”

    “With a wife in every room.”


    “My husband hasn’t slept since he heard you were on the island with me. He’s arranged this clever meeting to trap us into a confession.”

    (“What!” )(“Now wait just a moment.”)

    “He’s a very clever lawyer so beware. I’m gonna be very foxy myself.”

    “I’ve got nothing to hide.”

    “I know, but he has; you see, Nick’s married again.”


    “So just make up your mind old man.”

    “I’ll make up mind.”

    “You’re not allowed to have two wives, you know.”


    “How long were you married to Helen before the island?”

    “Four years, why?”

    “Well I was with her for seven, so I claim her on the basis on seniority, so I’ve got you there.”