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Quotes for
The Little Tramp (Character)
from City Lights (1931)

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Lost in a Harem (1944)
The Derelict: Pokomoko! Slowly I turn, step by step...

The Derelict: I know a secret passage that will take us out.
Harvey Garvey: Swell!
The Derelict: [to Harvey] Shhh!
Harvey Garvey: [to Pete] Shhh!
Peter Johnson: [whispering] Go ahead.
The Derelict: Follow me.
Peter Johnson: Go ahead - follow him.
Harvey Garvey: Okay.
Peter Johnson: [impatiently] Go ahead.
The Derelict: Where are you taking me?

The Derelict: Quiet! People will think you're crazy.
Harvey Garvey: Oh, and I suppose you're all right?
The Derelict: Of course!
Harvey Garvey: Of course?
The Derelict: I have a brother who is crazy -
[screaming]
The Derelict: but I'm all right!
Harvey Garvey: [gasping] Who told you?
The Derelict: My brother!
Harvey Garvey: That does it, brother!

The Derelict: Gentleman... He called me a gentleman!
The Derelict: [to Pete] Thank you.
Peter Johnson: That's all right.
The Derelict: Those are the first kind words I've heard in years. You see I haven't always been a derelict...
[pointing to Harvey]
The Derelict: like you!
Harvey Garvey: Hey, now, don't call me those kind of bad names.
The Derelict: Would you like to hear my story?
Harvey Garvey: No.
The Derelict: Very well, then I'll tell it to you.


City Lights (1931)
The Tramp: Be careful how you're driving.
Eccentric Millionaire: Am I driving?

The Tramp: You can see now?
A Blind Girl: Yes, I can see now.

The Tramp: Tomorrow the birds will sing.


The Kid (1921)
A Tramp: Awkward ass.

A Tramp: Put the quarter in the gas mater.


The Circus (1928)
A Tramp: If you strike that girl, I'll quit! And what's more, I want what I'm worth.
The Circus Proprietor and Ring Master: I'll give you fifty dollars a week.
[the tramp shakes his head]
The Circus Proprietor and Ring Master: Sixty!
[the tramp mouths 'no']
The Circus Proprietor and Ring Master: I'll double it!
A Tramp: Nothing less than a hundred.
[the Circus Proprietor agrees and they shake on it]


Modern Times (1936)
A gamin: [Last lines] What's the use of trying?
A factory worker: Buck up - never say die. We'll get along.