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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep(1946)

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Remind Me

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Quotes

  • Carmen Sternwood  

    You're not very tall are you?

  • Philip Marlowe  

    Well, I, uh, I try to be.

  • Eddie Mars  

    Convenient, the door being open when you didn't have a key, eh?

  • Philip Marlowe  

    Yeah, wasn't it. By the way, how'd you happen to have one?

  • Eddie Mars  

    Is that any of your business?

  • Philip Marlowe  

    I could make it my business.

  • Eddie Mars  

    I could make your business mine.

  • Philip Marlowe  

    Oh, you wouldn't like it. The pay's too small.

  • 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.

  • Philip Marlowe  

    Oh, Eddie, you don't have anybody watching me, do you? Tailing me in a gray Plymouth coupe, maybe?

  • Eddie Mars  

    No, why should I?

  • Philip Marlowe  

    Well, I can't imagine, unless you're worried about where I am all the time.

  • Eddie Mars  

    I don't like you that well.

  • Vivian  

    How did you find her?

  • Marlowe  

    I didn't find her.

  • Vivian  

    Well then how did you-...

  • Marlowe  

    I haven't been here, you haven't seen me, and she hasn't been out of the house all evening.