No Photo Available
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Quotes for
Penny Sycamore (Character)
from You Can't Take It with You (1938)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Penny Sycamore: Donald, were you ever in a monastery?
Donald: No, I don't go no place much. I'm on relief.

Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: If it's illegal to manufacture fireworks without a permit, then I guess we're guilty of that too, because we've been doing it a long time.
Penny Sycamore: I don't feel guilty, do you, Essie?
Essie Carmichael: No.

Penny Sycamore: Were you ever in a monestery, Mr. Poppins?
Poppins: In a monastery?
Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: What's the matter, Penny, stuck?
Penny Sycamore: Yes, I've sort of got myself in the monastery and I can't get out.
Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: It'll come to you, remember how you got out of that jail.

Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: Penny, why don't you write a play about Ism-Mania?
Penny Sycamore: Ism-Mania?
Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: Yeah, sure, you know, Communism, Fascism, Voodooism, everybody's got an -ism these days.
Penny Sycamore: Oh
Penny Sycamore: I thought it was an itch or something.
Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: Well, it's just as catching. When things go a little bad nowadays, you go out, get yourself an -ism and you're in business.

Rheba: Why don't you go back to writing your war play, Mrs. Sycamore? I like that one best.
Penny Sycamore: Really, Rheba? Well maybe I will.

Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: This seems very high handed. What's it all about?
Chief Detective: Police Department.
Penny Sycamore: Oh, a J-man!
Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: G-men, Penny.

"Great Performances: You Can't Take It with You (#13.4)" (1984)
Penny Sycamore: I've got Cynthia just entering the monastery.
Rheba: She was at the Kit Kat Club wasn't she?
Penny Sycamore: Well she gets tired of the Kit Kat Club and there's this monastery so she goes there.
Rheba: Do they let her in?
Penny Sycamore: Yes, I made it Visitor's Day, so of course anybody can come. She comes and she just stays.
Rheba: You mean she stays all night?
Penny Sycamore: Oh yes, she stays six years.
Rheba: Six years? I'll bet she busts that monastery wide open.

Penny Sycamore: You'd think with 1 girl and 40 monks, something would happen.

Penny Sycamore: Rheba, I think I'm going to put this play away for a while and go back to the war play.
Rheba: Oh I always liked that one, the war play! A BOOM! A BOOM!

Penny Sycamore: Don't the graduates get to say anything, Grandpa?
Grandpa Martin Vanderhof: Oh no, they just sit there in their cap and nightgown, have a diploma handed to them and along 40 years from now suddenly say 'where am I?'

Penny Sycamore: [reading from one of her plays] Kenneth, my virginity is a priceless thing to me.

Penny Sycamore: [Gay Wellington is passed out drunk] Do you think she'll be alright, Grandpa?
Grandpa Martin Vanderhof: Yes but I wouldn't cast her in the religious play.