Harry Lime (The Third Man): "In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock."
Cardinal Wolsey (A Man For All Seasons): "You're a constant regret to me, Thomas. If you could just see facts flat on without that horrible moral squint."
Hank Quinlan (Touch of Evil): "Look out. Vargas'll turn you into one of these here starry-eyed idealists. They're the ones making all the real trouble in the world. Be careful, they're worse than crooks. You can always do something with a crook."
Charles Foster Kane (Citizen Kane): "You know Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich I might have been a really great man."