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  • Waldo Lydecker: Goodbye, Laura. Goodbye... my Love.


  • Ann Treadwell: Shelby's better for me.
    Laura Hunt: Why?
    Ann Treadwell: [while applying lipstick] Cuz I can afford him, and understand him. He's no good but he's what I want. I'm not a nice person Laura, and neither is he. He knows I know he's - just what he is. He also knows that I don't care. We belong together because we're both weak and can't seem to help it. That's why I know he's capable of murder; he's like me.
    Ann Treadwell: Cause I can afford him, and understand him. He's no good but he's what I want. I'm not a nice person Laura, and neither is he. He knows I know he's - just what he is. He also knows that I don't care. We belong together because we're both weak and can't seem to help it. That's why I know he's capable of murder; he's like me.


  • Shelby Carpenter: I've spent very little time in observing my own character, Mr. McPherson.


  • Shelby Carpenter: But Lieutenant I don't understand. You sent for me didn't you?
    Mark McPherson: [swallows a bit of scotch] Yeah.
    Mark McPherson: Yeah.
    Shelby Carpenter: Well don't you want to see me? Don't you want to ask me some questions?
    Mark McPherson: I'll be seeing you.


  • Shelby Carpenter: I knew there was something on my mind. What is it? Oh yes, will you dine with me tomorrow night?
    Laura Hunt: Maybe.
    Shelby Carpenter: No, that isn't what's worrying me. It's the next night.
    Laura Hunt: But Shelby, I can't....
    Shelby Carpenter: Good. And what about three weeks from tonight? And all the nights in between?
    Laura Hunt: Don't you think I have any other engagements?
    Shelby Carpenter: What about two months from now and the month after that?
    Laura Hunt: What about next year?
    Shelby Carpenter: That's all settled. What about breakfast?


  • Waldo Lydecker: You seem to be completely disregarding something more important than your career: my lunch.
    Laura Hunt: Do you really believe that?
    Waldo Lydecker: Implicitly.
    Laura Hunt: I never heard of anything so selfish.
    Waldo Lydecker: In my case, self absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention.
    Laura Hunt: But, you write about people with such - real understanding and sentiment. That's what makes your columns so good.
    Waldo Lydecker: The sentiment comes easy at fifty cents a word.
    Laura Hunt: If that's the way you really feel - you must be very lonely.
    Waldo Lydecker: Will you kindly continue this character analysis elsewhere? You begin to bore me.


  • Waldo Lydecker: I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.


  • Shelby Carpenter: Waldo for your own good, I'm warning you to stop implying that I had anything to do with Laura's death.
    Waldo Lydecker: Very well I'll stop implying: I'll make a direct statement.


  • Waldo Lydecker: Would you please stop dawdling with that infernal puzzle! It's getting on my nerves.
    Mark McPherson: I know; but it keeps me calm.


  • Waldo Lydecker: Young woman, either you have been raised in some incredible rustic community where good manners are unknown, or you suffer from the common feminine delusion that the mere fact of being a woman exempts you from the rules of civilized conduct.


  • Mark McPherson: A dame from Washington Heights got a fox fur out of me once. .
    Mark McPherson: A dame from Washington Heights got a fox fur out of me once...


  • Waldo Lydecker: "Haven't you heard of science's newest triumph, the doorbell?"
    Waldo Lydecker: Haven't you heard of science's newest triumph, the doorbell?


  • Waldo Lydecker: "I'm not kind. I'm vicious. It's the secret of my charm."


  • Waldo Lydecker: In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.


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