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Quotations From PADDY CHAYEFSKY

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  • 1.
    The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Sidney Lumet. Arthur Jensen (Ned Beatty), Network, to his star news anchor, Howard Beale (Peter Finch) (1976).

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  • 2.
    You don't send a man to his death because you want a hero.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Arthur Hiller. Admiral Jessup (Melvyn Douglas), The Americanization of Emily (1964). Based on the novel by William Bradford Huie.

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  • 3.
    The first dead man on Omaha Beach must be a sailor!
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Arthur Hiller. Admiral Jessup (Melvyn Douglas), The Americanization of Emily, recurring line (1964). The Admiral, in a delusional state, decides the first casualty on D-Day must be from the Navy in order to help the Navy's publicity. Based on the novel by William Bradford Huie.

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  • 4.
    Listen, Ange, I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life. I'm 34 years old, I'm just tired that's all.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter. Marty (Ernest Borgnine), Marty (1955).

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  • 5.
    All my brothers, my brothers-in-law, they're always telling me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don't get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you get to be a real professor of pain.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter. Marty (Ernest Borgnine), Marty (1955).

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  • 6.
    Ma, sooner or later there comes a point in a man's life when he's gotta face some facts. And one fact I've got to face is whatever it is women like, I ain't got it.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter. Marty (Ernest Borgnine), Marty (1955).

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  • 7.
    I'm your wife, damn it. And if you can't work up a winter passion for me, the least I require is respect and allegiance.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Sidney Lumet. Louise (Beatrice Straight), Network, to her husband (1976).

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  • 8.
    You're not such a dog as you think you are.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter. Marty (Ernest Borgnine), Marty, to his date, Clara (Betsy Blair) (1955).

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  • 9.
    This is not a psychotic episode. This is a cleansing moment of clarity.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Sidney Lumet. Howard Beale (Peter Finch), Network, to a friend concerned about Beale's behavior (1976).
  • 10.
    I'm a man without a corporation.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Sidney Lumet. Hackett (Robert Duvall), Network, on being fired (1976).
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