Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)
Charlie Chan: Drop of water on thirsty tongue more precious than gold in purse.
Tom Evans, Archeologist: She's just making a mountain out of a molehill.
Charlie Chan: Inconspicuous molehill sometimes more important than conspicuous mountain.
Professor John Thurston: [angrily] Why didn't you warn us? Your carelessness is responsible for that boy's death!
Charlie Chan: Most regretful. Impossible to prepare defense unless direction of attack is known.
Charlie Chan: Varnish on 3000 year old mummy case not completely dry.
Charlie Chan: Would so much like to see Ameti tomb.
Tom Evans, Archeologist: Tonight?
Charlie Chan: Waiting for tomorrow waste of today.
Charlie Chan: Hasty conclusion like hole in water, easy to make.
Professor John Thurston: [referring to statue] That is Sekhmet, Goddess of Vengeance. The ancients endowed her with supernatrural powers, Mr. Chan.
Charlie Chan: Mmmm. Cannot believe that piece of carved stone contain evil - unless dropped on foot.
Professor John Thurston: Why should anyone have committed such a fantastic crime?
Charlie Chan: Very strange. Might almost believe in power of ancient goddess.
Tom Evans, Archeologist: [pointing to the hieroglyphs on the tomb wall] The design alternates with the symbols of life and death.
Charlie Chan: Story of man very short.
[alternately pointing to the symbols]
Charlie Chan: Life... death... life... death. Am reminded of ancient sage Confucious
[extending his arms out to suggest length]
Charlie Chan: who write, 'From life to death is reach of man.'
Charlie Chan: Regret efforts have been unsuccessful. Admitting failure like drinking bitter tea.
Charlie Chan: With back to wall can fight off demon of sleeplessness.
Dr. Anton Racine: You have a theory about this, of course?
Charlie Chan: Theory like mist on eyeglasses - obscures facts.
Dr. Anton Racine: Our local authorities have very clear vision, Mr. Chan.
Charlie Chan: Journey of life like feather in stream - must go with current.
Charlie Chan: Most grateful for very able assistance.
Carol Arnold: It was terrible sitting here waiting, wondering how your plan would work out.
Charlie Chan: Courage greatest devotion to those we love.