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Lorelei Lee (Character)
from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Lorelei Lee: Dorothy. Mr. Esmond and I are getting married.
Dorothy Shaw: To each other?
Gus Esmond: Of course to each other. Who else to?
Dorothy Shaw: Well, I don't know about you Gus, but I always figured Lorelei would end up with the Secretary of the Treasury.

Dorothy Shaw: [singing] When love goes wrong, nothing goes right. This one thing, I know.
Lorelei Lee: [singing] When love goes wrong, a man take flight.
Dorothy Shaw: [singing] And women get uppity-oh.

Henry Spofford III: Hello.
Lorelei Lee: Oh, Mr Spoffard. Would you please give me a hand? I'm sort of stuck!
Henry Spofford III: Are you a burglar?
Lorelei Lee: Heaven's no! The steward locked me in. I was waiting for a friend.
Henry Spofford III: Why didn't you ring for him?
Lorelei Lee: I didn't think of it. Isn't that silly?
Henry Spofford III: If you were a burglar, and I helped you escape...
Lorelei Lee: Please help me before somebody comes along.
Henry Spofford III: I'm thinking.

Henry Spofford III: Hey, look someone's coming.
Lorelei Lee: Oh dear, what'll I do?
Henry Spofford III: Quick! Hold this around your neck tight!

Esmond Sr.: Have you got the nerve to tell me you don't want to marry my son for his money?
Lorelei Lee: It's true.
Esmond Sr.: Then what do you want to marry him for?
Lorelei Lee: I want to marry him for YOUR money.

Lorelei Lee: Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?

Lady Beekman: It's a tiara.
Lorelei Lee: You DO wear it on your head. I just LOVE finding new places to wear diamonds.

Lorelei Lee: [singing] We're just two little girls from Little Rock.

Lorelei Lee: Excuse me, but what is the way to Europe, France?
Dorothy Shaw: Honey, France is IN Europe.
Lorelei Lee: Well, who said it wasn't?
Dorothy Shaw: Well... you wouldn't say you wanted to go to North America, Mexico.
Lorelei Lee: If that's where I wanted to go, I would.
Dorothy Shaw: [to the Ticket Checker in exasperation] The dealer passes.

Lorelei Lee: If you've nothing more to say, then pray, scat!

Lorelei Lee: [Lorelei is holding a tiara] How do you put it around your neck?
Dorothy Shaw: You don't, honey, it goes on your head!
Lorelei Lee: You must think I was born yesterday.
Dorothy Shaw: Well, sometimes there's just no other possible explanation.

[Lorelei is stuck going through the porthole]
Henry Spofford III: All right. I'll help you. I'll help you for two reasons.
Lorelei Lee: Never mind the reasons. Just help me.
Henry Spofford III: The first reason is I'm too young to be sent to jail. The second reason is you got a lot of animal magnetism.

Lorelei Lee: I've been wondering, what is your line, Mr. Malone?
Ernie Malone: My line? My most effective one is to tell a girl she has hair like a tortured midnight, lips like a red couch in an ivory palace that I'm lonely and starved for affection. Then, I generally burst into tears. It seldom works.

Dorothy Shaw: Honey, did it ever occur to you that some people just don't care about money?
Lorelei Lee: Please, we're talking serious here.

Lorelei Lee: [sing] A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, / But diamonds are a girl's best friend. / A kiss may be grand, but it won't pay the rental on your humble flat. / Or help you at the automat. / Men grow cold as girls grow old, and we all lose our charm in the end. / But square-cut or pear-shaped, these rocks won't lost their shape. / Diamonds are a girl's best friend.

Lorelei Lee: I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

Mr. Esmond Sr.: Say, they told me you were stupid! You don't sound stupid to me!
Lorelei Lee: I can be smart when it's important.

Lorelei Lee: I want you to find happiness and stop having fun.

Lorelei Lee: There was an old man named Sidney... Who drank till he ruined a kidney. It shriveled and shrank, but he drank and he drank... He had his fun doing it, didn't he?

Lorelei Lee: Dorothy, please, a lady never admits her feet hurt.

Olympic athlete: Hi. Remember me?
Lorelei Lee: Yes. You're one of the Olympic athletes.
Olympic athlete: I'm the only 4-letter man on the team.
Lorelei Lee: You should be ashamed to admit it. No, don't say another word. No, don't say another word.

[repeated line]
Lorelei Lee: Thank you ever so!

Gus Esmond: [as she tries on the diamond ring he's just given her] Is it the right size?
Lorelei Lee: Well, it can never be too big. Do you think that's too small, Dorothy?
Dorothy Shaw: [whistles] Looks like it oughta have a highball around it.

Ernie Malone: What are you girls made of? What was that?
Lorelei Lee: Just equal parts of scotch, vodka, brandy, and gin.

Dorothy Shaw: Listen, either you hock some of that stuff or get the price of a diamond tiara out of him.
Lorelei Lee: How much do you think a diamond tiara will cost?
Dorothy Shaw: Fifteen thousand at least.
Lorelei Lee: [Concentrates] Let's see, that'll take an hour and 45 minutes.