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Quotes for
Earl Pfeiffer (Character)
from Clash by Night (1952)

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Clash by Night (1952)
Earl Pfeiffer: Love is rotten when it happens like this - the hard way. But we want each other, this is the fire we have to walk through, because this is forever, Mae.
Mae Doyle D'Amato: Forever?
Earl Pfeiffer: Or until he sticks a knife in me, or you walk out.
Mae Doyle D'Amato: How could I walk out?
Earl Pfeiffer: And do the next thing, get away from here. If you have a dream, live it. If you have a hope, chase it.

Earl Pfeiffer: [to Mae] Jerry's the salt of the earth - but he's not the right seasoning for you.

Earl Pfeiffer: Mae - what do you *really* think of me?
Mae Doyle D'Amato: [coolly] You impress me as a man who needs a new suit of clothes or a new love affair - but he doesn't know which.
Earl Pfeiffer: [stung] You can't make me any smaller. I happen to be pre-shrunk.

[after watching the movie, Mae and Jerry are visiting Earl in the projection booth]
Earl Pfeiffer: Like the show?
Mae Doyle D'Amato: She's beautiful.
Earl Pfeiffer: Who? That celluloid angel you just saw? They oughta cut her up a little bit - she'd look more interesting.
Jerry D'Amato: Cut her up?
Earl Pfeiffer: Didn't you ever wanna cut up a beautiful dame?
Jerry D'Amato: No.
Earl Pfeiffer: Jeremiah, you're a simple man.

Mae Doyle D'Amato: You don't like women, do you?
Earl Pfeiffer: Take any six of 'em - my wife included. Throw 'em up in the air. The one who sticks to the ceiling, I like.

Mae Doyle D'Amato: Aren't there any more comfortable men in this world? Now they're all little and nervous like sparrows or big and worried like sick bears. Men!
Earl Pfeiffer: Women!

Earl Pfeiffer: [Peggy has just announced her engagement to Joe] Congratulations. I'm glad you put the guy out of his misery.
Peggy: Since when did you start recommending marriage?
Earl Pfeiffer: [Sardonically] Since I got my divorce.