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The Moon Is Blue Quotes

The Moon Is Blue is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . The Moon Is Blue completed its run in 1970.

It features Otto Preminger as producer, Herschel Burke Gilbert in charge of musical score, and Ernest Laszlo as head of cinematography.

The Moon Is Blue is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Moon Is Blue is 99 minutes long. The Moon Is Blue is distributed by United Artists.

The cast includes: William Holden as Donald Gresham, Maggie McNamara as Patty O'Neill, David Niven as David Slater, and Gregory Ratoff as Taxi Driver.

The Moon Is Blue Quotes

Maggie McNamara as Patty O'Neill

  • (Maggie McNamara) "Do you mind if I take my shoes off?"
  • (William Holden) "Take off anything you like."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "If Cynthia came down now and cried over you a little and fussed over you right bit, I bet --"
  • (William Holden) "Let's not talk about Cynthia."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Well, she called me a "professional virgin". That's what I came back to talk about. Not Cynthia, don't worry, only what she said."
  • (William Holden) "It was a rather unfortunate phrase and I was mad --"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "May I ask why does Cynthia object to virgins?"
  • (William Holden) "Look, nobody in their right mind could seriously object to being called a virgin."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "OK, but it's this "professional" that makes me mad. I'd like to have that explained."
  • (William Holden) "It's not necessary to advertise it. That's really all the phrase means."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "What's wrong with advertising?"
  • (William Holden) "People who advertise are anxious to sell something."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "He has reasons for suspicion."
  • (David Niven) "Take my advice and let them lurk."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "What?"
  • (David Niven) "Suspicion, my child, suspicion. The lurking doubt. Is she or isn't she? Does she or doesn't she? Will she or won't she? Suspicion, the most powerful aphrodisiac in the world."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Don't you ever eat meals up here?"
  • (William Holden) "Nope."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "No wonder you are so unhappy and maladjusted."
  • (William Holden) "I am not a bit unhappy and my adjustment is just dandy."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Well, I think it's awful to let this darling kitchen go to waste. This lovely icebox and stove. And that garbage disposal with nobody to use it. I want to cry, honestly."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "I am so glad you don't mind."
  • (William Holden) "Mind what?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Oh, men are usually so bored with virgins. I am so glad you are not."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Oh, I know. Let's not go out. Let's fix dinner up here. I am simply a sensational cook."
  • (William Holden) "Well, unfortunately I haven't any sensational food."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Oh, you must have something."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "I thought you surely must have some leftovers. You know, what I can do with leftovers is nobody's business. Do you like kadguree?"
  • (William Holden) "I beg your pardon?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Kadguree. It's made with finnan haddie. Do you have any finnan haddie?"
  • (William Holden) "I wouldn't be found dead with finnan haddie."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Aw, that's an awful thing to say. You haven't even tasted it. It's delicious."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "You struck a woman?"
  • (David Niven) "Why certainly. In fact I seldom strike anyone but a woman. Oh, I'm not the belligerent type. I'm also a coward."
  • (William Holden) "Now don't be too modest. Occasionally you'll strike a small man."
  • (David Niven) "If he's defenseless, yes."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "I'm not being bossy. It's the mother instinct."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Would you like me to turn on the television?"
  • (David Niven) "Is it in color?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Oh, you're crazy. It won't be in color for years."
  • (David Niven) "Let's wait 'til then."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "I took my shoes off because my feet hurt."
  • (David Niven) "Oh, you should never say your feet hurt."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Why not? They do."
  • (David Niven) ""My foot, singular, hurts" is an intriguing statement. "My feet, plural, hurt" is a rather sordid admission."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "I've cured more hangovers than you could shake a stick at."
  • (David Niven) "Never shake a stick at a hangover."

David Niven as David Slater

  • (David Niven) "Don't you find I have a certain weird charm?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Yes, that's your whole trouble. You have entirely too much charm."
  • (William Holden) "And it certainly is weird."
  • (David Niven) "Now there's a man who's hard to please. He gripes when you're trying to be pure and he gripes when you're trying to be wanton."
  • (David Niven) "I wonder why it tis that young men are always cautioned against bad girls? Anyone can handle a bad girl, it's the good girls men ought to be warned against."
  • (David Niven) "If more fathers had ripped more phones out of more walls, more daughters wouldn't get into trouble."
  • (David Niven) "Would you consider our friend to be a man of -- principles?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "I certainly do. He is charming."
  • (David Niven) "Yes, but I am told that I am not entirely without charm, but I have no principles whatsoever."
  • (David Niven) "The three things I live for are steak, liquor, and sex."

William Holden as Donald Gresham

  • (William Holden) "Believe it or not, I am a full-fledged architect. Build you anything from a cathedral to a bomb shelter."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "How much would a cathedral cost these days? A small one."
  • (William Holden) "You're the strangest girl I've ever known."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "You don't know me. You picked me up."
  • (William Holden) "Well, you don't have to rub it in."
  • (William Holden) "Why are you so preoccupied with sex?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Who, me?"
  • (William Holden) "Yes, you."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "You really think I am?"
  • (William Holden) "Well, you are always asking if people plan seduction or they're bored with virgins or they have a mistress -- Now, if that isn't being preoccupied with sex, I'd like to know what is."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "You may be right."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "But don't you think it's better for a girl to be preoccupied with sex than occupied?"
  • (William Holden) "Oh? What are you excited about?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Coming up here. I wanted to for years."
  • (William Holden) "Well then, why didn't you?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Frankly, because I couldn't afford it. Can get a lovely pair of nylons for dollar twenty."
  • (William Holden) "You won't mind coming up, will you?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "I am not so sure. Will you try to seduce me?"
  • (William Holden) "I, I don't know. Probably. why?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Why? A girl wants to know."
  • (William Holden) "A girl is supposed to be intuitive about those things. You don't go around bluntly asking questions like that."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "I do. I always do."
  • (William Holden) "And what happens if they say yes, they are going to try to seduce you."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "I generally believe them. And then I am out one dinner."
  • (William Holden) "And if they say their intentions are honorable?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "I generally believe that. But you get fooled some times. I hate men like that. I mean, after all, they are lots of girls who don't mind being seduced. Why pick on those who do?"
  • (William Holden) "OK, I won't make a single pass at you. Do you believe me?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Yes. Yes, I do. You're nice. I like you."
  • (William Holden) "I could be lying."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "That's true. Are you?"
  • (William Holden) "I don't know. I've never run up against anybody like you before."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "How nice."
  • (William Holden) "But I won't take an oath that I am not going to kiss you."
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Oh, that's alright. Kissing's fine. I have no objection to that."
  • (William Holden) "Now, you're sure you don't mind coming in?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Quite sure."
  • (William Holden) "No qualms?"
  • (Maggie McNamara) "Not a qualm in the world. And I am not reflecting on your virility either."
  • (William Holden) "Let's leave my virility out of this."

Gregory Ratoff as Taxi Driver

  • (Gregory Ratoff) "You know, for what I learned on that trip, my psychiatrist will charge me at least twenty-five bucks."

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