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The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) Poster

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Colonel Haki: But to me the most important thing to know about an assassination is not who fired a shot - but who paid for the bullet!

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Mr. Peters: A book is a lovely thing, a garden stocked with beautiful flowers, a magic carpet on which to fly away to unknown climes.

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Dimitrios Makropoulos: Peterson was always too ingenious; and ingenuity is never a substitute for intelligence.

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Irana Preveza: [after they inquire about Dimitrios in the nightclub] Get out!

[after they begin to rise]

Irana Preveza: Sit down! Do you think I want a scene in here?

Marukakis: [Sarcastically] If you can explain how I can leave without standing up, I'd be grateful.

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Cornelius Leyden: [to Dimitrios after he has shot Peters] He was my friend... No, he wasn't my friend, but he was a nice man!

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Cornelius Leyden: [With sarcasm to Peters] Oh, you're knocking now, sir. Excellent! Excellent!

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Mr. Peters: Mr. Leyden, can I use your paper?

Cornelius Leyden: [Sarcastically] Why not? You've used everything else!

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Mr. Peters: [Repeated with small variations throughout the story] How little kindness there is in the world today!

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Irana Preveza: [to Leyden] I've known many men, but I've only been afraid of one of them... Dimitrios.

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Karel Bulic: [realizing he's being duped and blackmailed] You dirty spy!

[Dimitrios slaps him]

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Mr. Peters: [sardonically, as he has being led away by police] You wanted to write a book. Send me a copy. I'll have lots of time to read it.

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Mr. Peters: [after Dimitrios has left] What did you think of him?

Cornelius Leyden: It was Dimitrios all right - ruthless and primitive. I was afraid of him.

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