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  • Agnes Lowzier: Wish me luck copper,I got a raw deal
    Agnes Lowzier: Wish me luck, Copper. I got a raw deal.
    Philip Marlowe: Your kind always does
    Philip Marlowe: Your kind always does.


  • Philip Marlowe: You do sell books don't you?
    Agnes Lowzier: What do those look like ,grapefruit?
    Agnes Lowzier: What do those look like? Grapefruit?


  • General Sternwood: If I seem a bit sinister as a parent Mr. Marlowe, it's because my hold on life is too slight to include any Victorian hypocrisy. I need hardly add any man who has lived as I have and indulges or the first time in parenthood at my age deserves all he gets.


  • Philip Marlowe: She tried to sit on my lap while I was standing up.


  • Vivian Sternwood Rutledge: So, you're a private detective. I didn't know they existed, except in books, or else they were greasy little men snooping around hotel corridors. My, you're a mess, aren't you?


  • General Sternwood: You may smoke, too. I can still enjoy the smell of it. Hum, nice state of affairs when a man has to indulge his vices by proxy. You're looking, sir, at a very dull survival of a very gaudy life, crippled, paralyzed in both legs, barely I eat and my sleep is so near waking it's hardly worth a name. I seem to exist largely on heat like a newborn spiderl
    General Sternwood: You may smoke, too. I can still enjoy the smell of it. Hum, nice state of affairs when a man has to indulge his vices by proxy. You're looking, sir, at a very dull survival of a very gaudy life, crippled, paralyzed in both legs, barely I eat and my sleep is so near waking it's hardly worth a name. I seem to exist largely on heat like a newborn spider.


  • Vivian Sternwood Rutledge: I don't like your manners.
    Philip Marlowe: And I'm not crazy about yours. I didn't ask to see you. I don't mind if you don't like my manners. I don't like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings. I don't mind your ritzing me drinking you lunch out of the bottle. But don't waste your time trying to cross-examine me.


  • General Sternwood: Do you like orchids?
    Philip Marlowe: Not particularly.
    General Sternwood: Ugh. Nasty things. Their flesh is too much like the flesh of men and their perfume has the rotten sweetness of corruption.


  • Carmen Sternwood: You're not very tall are you?
    Philip Marlowe: Well, I, uh, I try to be.


  • Philip Marlowe: Thatâ??s right, it is isn't it? You know it just happens I got a bottle of pretty good rye in my pocket. Iâ??d a lot rather get wet in here.
    Philip Marlowe: That's right, it is isn't it? You know it just happens I got a bottle of pretty good rye in my pocket. I'd a lot rather get wet in here.
    Book Seller: Well.... Looks like we're closed for the rest of the afternoon.


  • General Sternwood: How do you like your brandy?
    Philip Marlowe: Just with brandy.


  • General Sternwood: How do you like your brandy, sir?
    Philip Marlowe: In a glass.


  • Vivian Sternwood Rutledge: I don't like your manners.


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