Unforgettable Lines

    Who wrote it?

  1. I didn’t get the money, and I didn’t get the woman.  – Raymond Chandler’s screen adaptation of James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity.
  2. I’m a stranger here myself.  – I always attributed this to the director Nicholas Ray but I recently learned it originated in a Bertolt Brecht song.
  3. I can’t help it if I’m lucky. – “Idiot Wind”, Bob Dylan
  4. I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. – Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar Named Desire.
  5. Is there anything you have forgotten to tell me? – Inspector Hound, upon finding himself standing atop a corpse during questioning of suspects in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound.
  6. To be lonely is a habit, like smoking or taking drugs. – “Acid Tongue”, Jenny Lewis
  7. You can lead a  horse to water but only very rarely can you drown him and get away with it. I wrote this one, in C.R.I.M.E. Science – Book 1. My life seems to bring me many reasons to reflect on it.

(This post fulfills this  Daily Prompt)


2 thoughts on “Unforgettable Lines

  1. I feel more than a little ashamed I didn’t remember the last one. Clearly I need to read it again.


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