(Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Joan Harrison (1911-1994), British screenwriter. Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine), Rebecca, this is the first line of the movie (1940).
Manderlay was the de Winter family estate.)
If Men and Women took their Pleasures as noisily as the Cats, what Londoner could ever hope to sleep of nights?
(Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. The Fifth Earl of Gonister, in After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, pt. II, ch. 4 (1939).
This witticism is found in the diaries of the Fifth Earl of Gonister, Huxley's invention of an eighteenth-century aristocrat of almost superhuman cynicism.)
When Brad doesn't come nights, you'll know the blonde he's sitting up with is a giraffe.
(Fredric M. Frank (1911-1977), U.S. screenwriter, Barre Lyndon (1896-1972), British, and Theodore St. John (1907-1956), U.S. screenwriter. Angel (Gloria Grahame), The Greatest Show On Earth, telling Holly (Betty Hutton) that she shouldn't be jealous of Brad's (Charleton Heston) devotion to the circus (1952).)
Listen to them. Children of the night, what music they make.
(Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Dracula, in his castle, when he hears wolves howling (1931).
From the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).)