The Rules of the Game (1939)
Marceau, le braconnier: A laughing woman is disarmed, you can do what you like.
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.
Robert de la Cheyniest: Corneille! Put an end to this farce!
Corneille, le majordome: Which one, your lordship?
Octave: The awful thing about life is this: Everybody has their reasons.
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.
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.