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Billy Liar (1963) Poster

(1963)

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William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: [daydreaming] It was a big for us, we had won the war in Ambrosia. Democracy was back once more in our beloved country.

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William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: Today's a day of big decisions - going to start writing me novel - 2000 words every day, going to start getting up in the morning.

[Looks at his overgrown thumb nail]

William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: I'll cut that for a start. Yes... today's a day of big decisions.

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William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: [wearning a monocle and speaking in a posh voice] Cabinet change imminent I see.

William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: You'll be bloody imminent if you don't start getting up in the morning.

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William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: You've start coming in at night, I'm not having you gallivanting about all hours!

William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: Who are you having gallivanting about?

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Arthur Crabtree: Hey, I got those things for you.

William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: What? What things?

Arthur Crabtree: Passion pills - what I said I'd get you.

William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: Let's have a look. Where'd you get them?

Arthur Crabtree: This mate of mine fetched them from Singapore.

William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: I bet they're bloody aspirins.

Arthur Crabtree: What?

William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: [Billy swallows some] Eh, steady on! They'll give yuh the screamin' abdabs. One of these, two two-and-nines at the Regal, bag of chips and you're away!

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Emanuel Shadrack: So that's your ambition, is it? Scriptwriting?

William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: Oh, yes, it always has been.

Emanuel Shadrack: Do you get a salary each week then, or do you get paid by the joke?

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Rita: [after Billy reopens the door] You rotten. lying, crossed-eyed git. You're nothing else.

William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher: [clearly not wanting her to come inside] Hello, Rita. Sorry, I can't ask you in. We're havin' our chimney swept.

Rita: They'll be havin' you swept before I finish.

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Alice Fisher: If you're in any more trouble, Billy, it's not something you can leave behind you, you know. You put it in your suitcase, and you take it with you.

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