North by Northwest Quotes

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  • Roger O. Thornhill:
    Now, what can a man do with his clothes off for twenty minutes?
    Eve Kendall:
    You could always take a cold shower.
    ‐ Submitted by Joakim A (2 months ago)

  • The Professor:
    Well...she's one of our agents.
    ‐ Submitted by George P (19 months ago)

  • Eve Kendall:
    What happened to your first two marriages?
    Roger O. Thornhill:
    My wives divorced me. They said I led too dull a life.
    ‐ Submitted by Richard H (21 months ago)

  • Roger O. Thornhill:
    Have you poured any good drunks lately?
    ‐ Submitted by Richard H (21 months ago)

  • Woman:
    One thing we know, you're no fake. You're a genuine idiot.
    ‐ Submitted by John L (22 months ago)

  • Roger O. Thornhill:
    Hello Mother, this is your son, Roger Thornhill.
    ‐ Submitted by Jerry F (2 years ago)

  • Man on Road:
    That fella's dusting crops where there ain't no crops.
    ‐ Submitted by Pete H (3 years ago)

  • Roger O. Thornhill:
    I could use a drink..a pint of Bourbon will do.
    The Professor:
    Mind if I join you?
    Roger O. Thornhill:
    Better make it a quart.
    ‐ Submitted by Rob C (3 years ago)

  • Roger O. Thornhill:
    Tell me, why are you so good to me?
    Eve Kendall:
    Shall I climb up and tell you why?
    ‐ Submitted by Andy A (3 years ago)

  • Eve Kendall:
    You've got taste in clothes, taste in food.
    Roger O. Thornhill:
    And taste in women. I like your flavor.
    ‐ Submitted by Andy A (3 years ago)

  • Roger O. Thornhill:
    How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?
    Eve Kendall:
    Lucky I guess.
    ‐ Submitted by Andy A (3 years ago)

  • Eve Kendall:
    Roger O. Thornhill. What does the O stand for?
    Roger O. Thornhill:
    Nothing.
    ‐ Submitted by Andy A (3 years ago)

  • Clara Thornhill:
    You gentlemen aren't really trying to kill my son, are you?
    ‐ Submitted by Andy A (3 years ago)

  • Phillip Vandamm:
    Has anyone ever told you that you overplay your various roles rather severely, Mr. Kaplan?
    ‐ Submitted by Andy A (3 years ago)

  • Roger O. Thornhill:
    The three of you together. Now that's a picture only Charles Addams could draw.
    Phillip Vandamm:
    Good evening Mr. Kaplin.
    Roger O. Thornhill:
    Before we start calling each others names, perhaps you'd better tell me yours. I haven't had the pleasure.
    Phillip Vandamm:
    You disappoint me.
    Roger O. Thornhill:
    I was gonna say that to her.
    Phillip Vandamm:
    What possesses you to come blundering in here like this? Could it be an overpowering interest in art?
    Roger O. Thornhill:
    Yes, the art of survival.
    ‐ Submitted by Uditha D (3 years ago)

  • Phillip Vandamm:
    You're a bit taller than I expected, a little more polished...
    Roger O. Thornhill:
    [sarcastically] I'm so glad you're pleased Mr. Townsend.
    Phillip Vandamm:
    But I'm afraid it's just as obvious.
    Roger O. Thornhill:
    Now why the devil was I brought here?
    Phillip Vandamm:
    [sitting down] Games? Must we?
    ‐ Submitted by Uditha D (3 years ago)

  • Roger O. Thornhill:
    [learning Vandamm's name for the first time] Oh, Mr Vandamm...
    Phillip Vandamm:
    [turning his eyes on Thornhill] Has anyone ever told you that you overplay your various roles rather severely Mr Kaplin? First you play the outraged Madison Avenue man who claims to have been mistaken for someone else. Then you play the fugitive from justice, supposedly trying to clear his name of a crime he knows he didn't commit. And now you play the peevish lover, stunned by jealousy and betrayal. Seems to me you fellows can take less training from the FBI and more from the Actors' Studio...
    Roger O. Thornhill:
    Apparently the only performance that will satisfy you is when I play dead.
    Phillip Vandamm:
    Your very next role, and you'll be quite convincing I assure you...
    ‐ Submitted by Uditha D (3 years ago)

  • Roger O. Thornhill:
    In the world of advertising, there's no such thing as a lie. There's only expedient exaggeration.
    ‐ Submitted by rob g (4 years ago)

  • Roger O. Thornhill:
    "Now you listen here, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders depending upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself 'slightly' killed."
    ‐ Submitted by Prana Independent F (4 years ago)

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