From Citizen Kane
[On Kane finishing Leland's bad review of Susan's opera singing
Everybody knows that story, Mr. Leland. But why did he do it? How could a man write a notice like that?
You just don't know Charlie. He thought that by finishing that notice he could show me he was an honest man. He was always trying to prove something. The whole thing about Susie being an opera singer, that was trying to prove something. You know what the headline was the day before the election, "Candidate Kane found in love nest with quote, singer, unquote." He was gonna take the quotes off the singer.