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Dick Avery (Character)
from Funny Face (1957)

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Funny Face (1957)
Maggie Prescott: The Quality Woman must have grace, elegance and pizazz.
Dick Avery: Every girl on every page of Quality has grace, elegance, and pizazz. Now, what's wrong with bringing out a girl who has character, spirit, and intelligence?
Dovitch: That certainly would be novel in a fashion magazine.

Dick Avery: Let me show you something.
[Serving wine and speaking in a friendly tone]
Dick Avery: Gentlemen: may I take this opportunity to tell you that you look like a mess of worms? And that you not only look like a mess of worms, but you ARE a mess of worms. And I'll bet you've been sitting at this table all these years because if you ever left it you'd be picked up on a vagrancy charge.
Old French men: [Nod and smile in enthusiastic agreement]
Dick Avery: Your defense rests.

Dick Avery: When I get through with you, you'll look like... What do you call beautiful? A tree. You'll look like a tree.

Dick Avery: You ARE mad, aren't you?
Jo Stockton: No, I'm not mad. I... I'm hurt and disappointed and... and mad.

[Dick kisses Jo]
Jo Stockton: Why did you do that?
Dick Avery: Empathy. I put myself in your place and I felt that you wanted to be kissed.
Jo Stockton: I'm afraid you put yourself in the WRONG place. I have no desire to be kissed, by you or anyone else.

Jo Stockton: What about these pictures?
Dick Avery: Well, we're using this shop as a background for some fashion pictures for Quality Magazine.
Jo Stockton: I'm sorry, but I can't let you do this. Dr. Post would never approve. She doesn't approve of fashion magazines. It's chichi and an unrealistic approach to self-impressions as well as economics.

Dick Avery: Livin' is easy. Livin' is high. All good Americans should come here to die.

Dick Avery: Now when I say "go," walk down with fire in your eyes and murder on your mind.

Dick Avery: We want to sit at your feet and learn. We have so much to learn.
Maggie Prescott: We sit at your feet humble and ignorant but so willing.
Jo Stockton: Look, you two just leave his feet alone.

Dick Avery: Professor, I love every broken bone in your body.