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: How about calling it a night? Margo Channing
: And you pose as a playwright? A situation pregnant with possibilities and all you can think of is everybody go to sleep.
: A Hollywood movie star just arrived. Margo Channing
: Shucks, and I sent my autograph book to the cleaner.
: That bitter cynicism of yours is something you've acquired since you left Radcliffe! Karen Richards
: The cynicism you refer to, I acquired the day I discovered I was different from little boys!
: I shall never understand the weird process by which a body with a voice suddenly fancies itself as a mind. Just when exactly does an actress decide they're HER words she's speaking and HER thoughts she's expressing? Margo Channing
: Usually at the point where she has to rewrite and rethink them, to keep the audience from leaving the theatre!
: What makes you think either Miller or Sherwood would stand for the nonsense I take from you? You'd better stick to Beaumont and Fletcher! They've been dead for three hundred years! Margo Channing
: ALL playwrights should be dead for three hundred years!
: There comes a time that a piano realizes that it has not written a concerto. Margo Channing
: And you, I take it, are the Paderewski who plays his concerto on me, the piano?
: You've been talking to that venomous fishwife Addison DeWitt! Margo Channing
: In this case, apparently as trustworthy as the World Almanac!
: I understand that your understudy, Miss Harrington, has given her notice. Margo Channing
: Too bad. Bill Sampson
: I'm broken up about it.
: The atmosphere is very MacBeth-ish... what has, or is about to, happen?
: There are very few moments in life as good as this. Let's remember it. To each of us and all of us, never have we been more close, may we never be farther apart.
: You knew when you came in that the audition was over, that Eve was your understudy, playing that childish little game of cat and mouse. Margo Channing
: Not mouse, never mouse. If anything *rat*!
: Margo Channing is ageless - spoken like a press agent. Lloyd Richards
: I know what I'm talking about. After all, they're my plays. Margo Channing
: Spoken like an author. Lloyd, I'm not twenty-ish, I'm not thirty-ish. Three months ago I was forty years old. Forty. Four O. That slipped out. I hadn't quite made up my mind to admit it. Now I suddenly feel as if I've taken all my clothes off.
: Karen, let me tell you about Eve. She's got everything - a born actress. Sensitive, understanding, young, exciting, vibrant... Karen Richards
: Don't run out of adjectives, dear.