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    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud.
    – Submitted by Matthew B (2 months ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: I run a couple of newspapers. What do you do?
    – Submitted by Adam O (7 months ago)
    1. 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.
    – Submitted by Adam O (7 months ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: I always gagged on the silver spoon.
    – Submitted by Adam O (7 months ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man.
    2. Walter Parks Thatcher: Don't you think you are?
    3. Charles Foster Kane: I think I did pretty well under the circumstances.
    4. Walter Parks Thatcher: What would you like to have been?
    5. Charles Foster Kane: Everything you hate.
    – Submitted by Adam O (7 months ago)
    1. Boss Jim Gettys: You're the greatest fool I've ever known, Kane. If it was anybody else, I'd say what's going to happen to you would be a lesson to you. Only you're going to need more than one lesson. And you're going to get more than one lesson
    – Submitted by Adam O (7 months ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: This gentleman was saying...
    2. Boss Jim Gettys: I am not a gentleman. I don't even know what a gentleman is.
    – Submitted by Adam O (7 months ago)
    1. Mr. 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.
    – Submitted by Adam O (7 months ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: You can take my word for it. There'll be no war.
    – Submitted by Peter G (15 months ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud.
    – Submitted by Dutch E (16 months ago)
    1. Jedediah Leland: He married for love. Love. That's why he did everything. That's why he went into politics. It seems we weren't enough, he wanted all the voters to love him too. Guess all he really wanted out of life was love. That's Charlie's story, how he lost it. You see, he just didn't have any to give. Well, he loved Charlie Kane of course, very dearly, and his mother, I guess he always loved her.
    – Submitted by Liam O (20 months ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man.
    – Submitted by Alex K (22 months ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud.
    – Submitted by Angela R (22 months ago)
    1. Jedediah Leland: That's all he ever wanted out of life...was love. That's the tragedy of Charles Foster Kane. You see, he just didn't have any to give.
    – Submitted by Angela R (22 months ago)
    1. Jedediah Leland: That's all he ever wanted out of life...was love. That's the tragedy of Charles Foster Kane. You see, he just didn't have any to give.
    – Submitted by Nik M (22 months ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Sure we're speaking, Jedediah...you're fired.
    – Submitted by Nik M (22 months ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud.
    – Submitted by Willie J (23 months ago)
    1. Walter Parks Thatcher: Is that your idea of how to run a newspaper?
    2. Charles Foster Kane: I don't know how to run a newspaper, Mr. Thatcher.
    – Submitted by Zev B (2 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Are we going to declare war on Spain, or are we not?
    2. Jedediah Leland: The Inquirer already has.
    3. Charles Foster Kane: You long-faced, overdressed anarchist!
    4. Jedediah Leland: I am not overdressed!
    5. Charles Foster Kane: You are too! Mr. Bernstein, look at his necktie.
    – Submitted by Ceara R (2 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich I may have been a really great man.
    2. Walter Parks Thatcher: Don't you think you are?
    3. Charles Foster Kane: I think I did pretty well under the circumstances.
    4. Walter Parks Thatcher: What would you like to have been?
    5. Charles Foster Kane: Everything you hate.
    – Submitted by Ceara R (2 years ago)
    1. Emily Norton Kane: You decided what you were going to do, Charles, some time ago.
    – Submitted by Ceara R (2 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: There's only one person who's going to decide what I'm going to do and that's me.
    – Submitted by Ceara R (2 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: People will think what I tell them to think.
    – Submitted by Tashinga M (2 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud.
    – Submitted by Jake C (2 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud.
    – Submitted by Facebook U (2 years ago)
    1. Susan Alexander: Love! You don't love anybody! Me or anybody else! Whatever you want, just name it and it's yours!
    – Submitted by Brandy G (2 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud.
    – Submitted by Andrew A (2 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud.
    – Submitted by Renea G (2 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud.
    – Submitted by Alyssa G (3 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud.
    – Submitted by Tyler C (3 years ago)
    1. Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud...
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