The Rules of the Game (1939)
Octave: The awful thing about life is this: Everybody has their reasons.
Marceau, le braconnier: A laughing woman is disarmed, you can do what you like.
Robert de la Cheyniest: Corneille! Put an end to this farce!
Corneille, le majordome: Which one, your lordship?
Robert de la Cheyniest: Excuse me you know you're no fool, you're a poet, a dangerous poet.
Robert de la Cheyniest: It may be wrong of them, but they value their lives.
Octave: You have to understand, its the plight of all heroes today. In the air, they're terrific. But when they come back to earth, they're weak, poor, and helpless.
Lisette, sa camériste: Friendship with a man? That's asking for moonlight at midday.
Robert de la Cheyniest: [to Schumacher] I have no choice but to dismiss you. It breaks my heart, but I can't expose my guests to your firearms. It may be wrong of them, but they value their lives.
Geneviève de Marras: Love, as it exists in society, is merely the mingling of two whims and the contact of two skins.
Octave: I want to disappear down a hole.
Robert de la Cheyniest: Why's that?
Octave: So I no longer have to figure out what's right and what's wrong.