“Modern marriage. Once it was ‘See somebody, get excited, get married’. Now it’s ‘Read a lot of books, fence with a lot of four syllable words and psychoanalyze each other until you can’t tell the difference between a petting party and a civil service exam.”
“Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.”
"We've become a race of Peeping Toms. What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change."
"Life, every now and then, behaves as though it had seen too many bad movies, when everything fits too well - the beginning, the middle, the end. Fade in, fade out."
“There is more to talking than just words.”
“You want to know what's wrong with our waterfront? It's the love of a lousy buck. It's love of a buck, the cushy job, more important than the love of man!”
“In stories, things usually turn out the way the author wants them to. In real life, they don’t.”
“It’s never too late to develop character.”
“A man who can write something, or can teach someone to act, is worth much more than a man who only has money.”
“Yesterday, she couldn't sleep. Today, she won't eat. She's in love.”