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Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels(1942)

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Quotes

  • John L. Sullivan  

    I want this picture to be a ... document. I want to hold a mirror up to life. I want this to be a picture of dignity ... a true canvas of the suffering of humanity.

  • LeBrand  

    But with a little sex in it.

  • John L. Sullivan  

    But with a little sex in it.

  • The Girl  

    I liked you better as a bum.

  • John L. Sullivan  

    I can't help what kind of people you like.

  • John L. Sullivan  

    There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that's all some people have?

  • Burrows  

    Good morning, sir.

  • Burrows  

    I don't like it at all, sir. Fancy dress, I take it?

  • John L. Sullivan  

    What's the matter with it?

  • Burrows  

    I have never been sympathetic to the caricaturing of the poor and nedy, sir.

  • John L. Sullivan  

    Who's caricaturing?

  • Burrows  

    You see, sir, rich people and theorists -- who are usually rich people -- think of poverty in the negative, as the lack of riches -- as disease might be called the lack of health. But it isn't, sir. Poverty is not the lack of anything, but a positive plague, virulent in itself, contagious as cholera, with filth, criminality, vice and despair as only a few of its symptoms. It is to be stayed away from, even for purposes of study. It is to be shunned.

  • LeBrand  

    It died in Pittsburgh.

  • Hadrian  

    Like a dog!

  • John L. Sullivan  

    Aw, what do they know in Pittsburgh....

  • Hadrian  

    They know what they like.

  • John L. Sullivan  

    If they knew what they liked, they wouldn't live in Pittsburgh!