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ivoralljack

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A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. And a psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.
 

ivoralljack

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Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is unfair that some men should be happier than others.
 

ivoralljack

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A brilliant line from an all-time brilliant classic movie, The Third Man (1949), by the brilliant Orson Welles.

In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace - and what did that produce?
The cuckoo clock.


What happened was that during the shooting of the film, it was found necessary for the timing to insert some more dialogue and this speech was put in by Orson Welles.

In 1993 Welles was quoted as saying: "When the picture came out, the Swiss very nicely pointed out to me that they've never made any cuckoo clocks - they all come from the Schwarzwald (The Black Forest) in Bavaria!"
 

ivoralljack

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You know, I go to the theatre to be entertained... I don't want to see plays about rape, sodomy and drug addiction... I can get all that at home.

Peter Cook (late comedian)
 
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