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Quotes for
Calvero (Character)
from Limelight (1952)

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Limelight (1952)
Calvero: There's something about working the streets I like. It's the tramp in me I suppose.

Calvero: Time is the best author. It always writes the perfect ending.

Calvero: My home is the theater.
Terry: I thought you hated the theater.
Calvero: I also hate the sight of blood, but it's in my veins.

Calvero: That's all any of us are: amateurs. We don't live long enough to be anything else.

Terry: I'm sorry.
Calvero: You should be. A young girl like you wanting to throw your life away. Heh! When you are my age you want to hang onto it.

Calvero: There's greatness in everyone.

Calvero: Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it.

Calvero: What a day! The sun's shining, the kettle's singing, *and* we've paid the rent. There's going to be an earthquake, I know it, I know it, I know it.

Calvero: I'm an old sinner, nothing shocks me.

Terry: Worms can't smile!
Calvero: Oh, how would you know, have you ever appealed to their sense of humour?
Terry: Of course not.
Calvero: Well then!

Calvero: The heart and the mind, what an enigma.

Calvero: I believe I'm dying, doctor. Then, I don't know. I've died so many times.

Calvero: What do you want meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. Desire is the theme of all life!

Calvero: Think of the power that's in the universe! Turning the Earth. Making the trees grow. Well that's the same power within you! If you'd only have courage and the will to use it!

Calvero: What can the stars do?
Calvero: Nothing.
Calvero: Just sit on their axis.

Calvero: Life isn't a gag anymore. I can't see the joke.

Calvero: [sneezes]
Terry: Gezundheidt.
Calvero: It sure does.
Terry: What?
Calvero: That dress. Goes on tight.