Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: [putting on his hat to wave at the photographers that he has eluded by boarding the train secretly] Do I look snappy?
Gov. Alfred E. Smith: You were both too surprised to *be* surprised.
Eleanor Roosevelt: I have this naive view that you should pursue principles without calculating the consequences.
Louis Howe: You're no politician.
Louis Howe: You don't have to remember a thing. You just read it!
Eleanor Roosevelt: I don't like *reading* a speech.
Louis Howe: Did you think the Gettysburg Address was ad-libbed?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: I have no intention of retiring to Hyde Park and rusticating.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: I feel I've had to go through the fire for some reason. Eleanor, it's a hard way to learn humility, but I've had to learn it by crawling. I know what is meant "You must learn to crawl, before you can walk."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: I often think of something Woodrow Wilson said to me. It is only once in a generation the people can be lifted above material things. That is why conservative government is in the saddle for two thirds of the time.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Caution, my friend, is the refuge of cowards.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Most of our blessings come in heavy disguises.
Sara Delano Roosevelt: [upon hearing Eleanor was out giving a speech] You know my feelings about politics generally. It's a tawdry business for a man. And I believe shocking for a woman.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: I have no personal complaints. I'm lucky. I had rich parents.
Eleanor Roosevelt: Franklin, may I say a word?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Certainly, if you're going to agree with me.
Eleanor Roosevelt: Then I have nothing to say.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: That is hardly a sign of wifely devotion.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: When you're forced to sit a lot, and watch others move about, you feel apart, lonely - because you can't get up and pace around.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Louis, why in hell must you keep pacing up and down?
Louis Howe: I'm nervous!
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: There is nothing so unattractive to a party as a defeated candidate.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Good morning to you, Mr. Howe. You're looking your usual dyspeptic self.
Louis Howe: None of your amiable chatter, please.
Louis Howe: I tried on a nurse's uniform. And while the skirt was rather flattering, I don't look well in white.
Mr. Lassiter: You must be aware of the fears that many Americans have when they contemplate the election of a Catholic to the presidency of the United States. The domination of the church over its members is well known, and Governor Smith is a devout Catholic.
Louis Howe: Would it be more acceptable if he were a renegade Catholic?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: God has an infinite variety of tasks. I don't believe he's available as campaign manager.