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Doctor Dolittle (1967) Poster

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Dr. Dolittle: I do not understand the human race/Has so little love for creatures with a different face./Treating animals like people is no madness or disgrace./I do not understand the human race.

Polynesia: I speak over two thousand languages, including Dodo and Unicorn.

Dr. Dolittle: Unicorn?

Polynesia: I had a classical education.

Emma Fairfax: I promise to ask for no special privileges.

Dr. Dolittle: I promise to grant none

Dr. Dolittle: [consulting a medical book] This fellow obviously knows what he's talking about.

Matthew: Who wrote the book, Doctor?

Dr. Dolittle: [suddenly realizing] Er... oh, *I* did.

Emma Fairfax: If I were his nephew instead of his niece...

Dr. Dolittle: If you were his nephew, you'd hardly be called Emma Fairfax.

Dr. Dolittle: Oh it's from Long Arrow.

Matthew: Who's he when he's at home?

Dr. Dolittle: An old friend of mine. He's a Red Indian gentleman.

Matthew: With a name like "Long Arrow" I didn't think he'd be Irish.

Emma Fairfax: What are you trying to say?

Dr. Dolittle: What?

Emma Fairfax: I mean, why don't you say what you mean?

Dr. Dolittle: What do you mean, say what I mean?

Emma Fairfax: [singing] For a month or more/I have listened and dreamed/While the moon has glistened and a million stars have gleamed/Waiting/

Dr. Dolittle: Waiting?

Emma Fairfax: Waiting/

Dr. Dolittle: What for?

Emma Fairfax: What for!/For a man I know who is clever and kind/But a man who never, ever seems to know his mind/Waiting/Waiting/Waiting for you to say you like me/Or hate me/Or miss me/Or kiss me/Or something/But nothing!/Nothing do you say at all!/Little wonder I feel sorely/Neglected/Unwanted/Rejected/And small/Little more than two feet tall!

Matthew: I told you 'Flounder' was a terrible name for a boat!

Dr. Dolittle: [talking about learning goldfish] Most fish languages are a combination of bubbles and mouth movement. At the moment, all I can make is large bubbles and they keep telling me I'm shouting.

Dr. Dolittle: Well, it's true/We do not live in a zoo/But Man is an animal too./So why can't you, like me/Like animals?

General Bellowes: [Rufus the dog has just testified to General Bellowes' having had six helping of blackberry pie at dinner] It's not true! I only had *five* helpings of blackberry pie!

Emma Fairfax: General Bellowes...

Dr. Dolittle: He certainly does.

Emma Fairfax: General Bellowes is my uncle.

Dr. Dolittle: I'm sorry.

Emma Fairfax: Is that an apology?

Dr. Dolittle: I'm sorry he's your uncle.

Matthew: [after the shipwreck when they are locked up on the floating island] You know, bein' is prison is much the same as being on a boat. Except in prison there's less chance of drowning.

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Matthew: [after breaking the Doctor out of prison and escaping by ship] If you ask me, bein' at sea is very much the same as bein' in prison, except at sea ya stand a better chance of drownin'.

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Dr. Dolittle: Hello... Me Doctor Dolittle. Here little boy, late for school, here very cold. They all go home "Puddleby," yes?

Willie Shakespeare: [in perfect English] What a funny accent.

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Dr. Dolittle: If one place is as good as any other, it's high time we decided. Otherwise when we get there, we won't know we've arrived.

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Dr. Dolittle: Tell me, Stubbins... what would you do if you had two heads?

Tommy Stubbins: I'd join a circus, sir!

Dr. Dolittle: Exactly.

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Dr. Dolittle: [singing about why he's a vegetarian] I stay away from deviled ham on principle/I wouldn't eat roast duckling if I could/Willpower has made me invincible!/My word, those sausages look good...

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