Elwood P. Dowd (Harvey): "My mother used to say to me, 'Elwood' - she always call me Elwood - 'in this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.' For years I was smart, I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me."
Paul Biegler (Anatomy of a Murder): "The prosecution would like to separate the motive from the act. Well, that's like trying to take the core from an apple without breaking the skin."
L.B. Jeff Jeffries (Rear Window): "That would be a terrible job to tackle. Just how would you start to cut up a human body?"
Thomas Jefferson Destry (Destry Rides Again): "Oh, I think I'll stick around. Y'know, I had a friend once used to collect postage stamps. He always said the one good thing about a postage stamp: it always sticks to one thing til it get there, y'know? I'm sorta like that too."
Jefferson Smith (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington): "I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules, if behind them they didn't have a little ordinary everyday human kindness, and a little lookin' out for the other fella, too."
George Bailey (It's A Wonderful Life): "You sit around here and you spin your little webs and you think the whole world revolves around you and your money! Well, it doesn't, Mr. Potter! In the whole vast configuration of things, I'd say you were nothing but a scurvy little spider!"
Jeff Webster (The Far Country): "I don't need other people. I don't need help. I can take care of me."