Thomas Fairchild
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Thomas Fairchild (Character)
from Sabrina (1954)

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Sabrina (1954)
Thomas Fairchild: He's still David Larrabee, and you're still the chauffeur's daughter, and you're still reaching for the moon.
Sabrina Fairchild: No, father. The moon's reaching for ME.

Thomas Fairchild: It wouldn't have worked out really, darling. The papers and everybody else would've said how fine and democratic for a Larrabee to marry a chauffeur's daughter, but would they praise the chauffeur's daughter? No. Democracy can be a wickedly unfair thing, Sabrina. Nobody poor was ever called democratic for marrying somebody rich.

Thomas Fairchild: I like to think of life as a limousine. Though we are all riding together, we must remember our places. There's a front seat and a back seat and a window in between.
Linus Larrabee: Fairchild, I never realized it before, but you're a terrible snob.
Thomas Fairchild: Yes, sir.

Thomas Fairchild: [reading a letter from Sabrina] ... I decided to be sensible the other day and tore up David's picture. Could you please airmail me some Scotch tape?

Thomas Fairchild: [reading aloud a letter from Sabrina] He came to the cooking school to take a refresher course in soufflés and liked me so much he decided to stay on for the fish.

Sabrina Fairchild: I hate girls that giggle all the time.
Thomas Fairchild: You hate every girl David looks at.

Thomas Fairchild: It's good you're going away. I only hope it's far enough.

Thomas Fairchild: May I ask, sir, what exactly are your intentions?
Linus Larrabee: My intentions? Unethical, reprehensible but very practical.
Thomas Fairchild: I beg your pardon?

Thomas Fairchild: Democracy can be a wickedly unfair thing, Sabrina. Nobody poor was ever called democratic for marrying somebody rich.


Sabrina (1995)
Sabrina: What was Linus like as a boy?
Fairchild: Shorter.

Fairchild: You've been there for two weeks. I doubt every single person in Paris thinks you're an idiot.
Sabrina: Only because I haven't met them all.

Rosa: Mr. Tom, maybe is not for me to put my hands in on this, but when I first come to this country, I am alone, like Sabrina. I just weigh more. So I ask to God why I am here. I say, "Why God?" but there is no answer. So I stop crying. It takes eleven years!
Fairchild: Thank you, Rosa.

Rosa: So I am looking and I see a young woman, and it's de Sabrina. And she's talking. Who's she talking to? A man, but not her daddy because he's not as tall.
Joanna: It was Linus. Sabrina went out with Linus.
Rosa: It was Mr. Linus.
Linda: Sabrina went out with Linus? That's too weird.
Scott: I always thought that guy was gay.
Rosa: Mr. Linus is not a gay.
Joanna: It's not "a" gay, Rosa. It's just gay.
Linda: Linus is gay? That makes me like him more.
Fairchild: Linus Larabee is a heterosexual.

Fairchild: [to Sabrina] The full time observation of David Larabee is not a recognized profession. Get out of that tree.

Fairchild: Marry me. Marry me for my money. People do it every day.
Joanna: I'm not amused, Thomas, and I have a great sense of humor.
Fairchild: Then marry me for love.

[Fairchild stares balefully at Linus in the rear-view window after Linus has decided to go to France to reunite with Sabrina]
Linus Larrabee: Go ahead, say it.
Fairchild: [haltingly] You don't... deserve her.
Linus Larrabee: I don't. I know that. But I need her - and I don't need anything.
Fairchild: [tries to manuever through traffic, but fails] Time to run for it.
Linus Larrabee: I just want to make her happy.
Fairchild: 13 Rue des Beaux Arts.