Dashiell Hammett Quotes

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The truth is you don't like the theater except the times when you're in a room by yourself putting the play on paper. -Dashiell Hammett
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How about a drop of something to cut the phlegm? Why don't you stay sober today? We didn't come to New York to stay sober. -Dashiell Hammett
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I've been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of. -Dashiell Hammett
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Play with murder enough and it gets you one of two ways. It makes you sick, or you get to like it. page 155 -Dashiell Hammett
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I distrust a man that says when. If he's got to be careful not to drink to much it's because he's not to be trusted when he does. -Dashiell Hammett
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The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter. -Dashiell Hammett
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I guess I can put two and two together.
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To get what he wanted, a man had to give other people what they wanted. -Dashiell Hammett
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He looked rather pleasantly, like a blonde satan. -Dashiell Hammett
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I found I was repeating myself. It is the beginning of the end when you discover you have style. -Dashiell Hammett
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Joel Cairo: You always have a very smooth explanation ready. Sam Spade: What do you want me to do, learn to stutter? -Dashiell Hammett
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What do you do with all your money?
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I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a red-haired mucker named Hickey Dewey in the Big Ship in Butte. He also called his shirt a shoit. -Dashiell Hammett
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She grinned at me. 'You got types?' 'Only you darling - lanky brunettes with wicked jaws. -Dashiell Hammett
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Feed the lettuce to the bunny and eat the bunny. -Dashiell Hammett
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Nora:
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I don t mind a reasonable amount of trouble. -Dashiell Hammett
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Three times I have been mistaken for a prohibition agent, but never had any trouble clearing myself. -Dashiell Hammett
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My way of learning is to heave a wild and unpredictable monkey-wrench into the machinery. -Dashiell Hammett
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Most things in San Francisco can be bought or taken. -Dashiell Hammett
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Who shot him? I asked. The grey man scratched the back of his neck and said: Somebody with a gun. -Dashiell Hammett
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I haven't laughed so much over anything since the hogs ate my kid brother. -Dashiell Hammett
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With what dope I got I think it fills me in pretty well. -Dashiell Hammett
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The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two. -Dashiell Hammett
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The roof might fall in; anything could happen. -Dashiell Hammett
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...What disturbed him was the discovery that in sensibly ordering his affairs he had got out of step, and not into step, with Life. -Dashiell Hammett
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A lot of fancier yarns come from people trying to tell the truth. It's not easy once you're out of the habit. -Dashiell Hammett
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It's awfully easy to be in love in jail -Dashiell Hammett
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She seems to be having a pretty good time despite her worrying. That's Lily. -Dashiell Hammett
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I haven't any sort of plans for the future but I reckon things will work out in some manner. -Dashiell Hammett
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People always say things like, Oh, well, he was suffering so much that he was better off dying. But that's not true. You're always better off living. -Dashiell Hammett
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Another man whose social life has ruined him. -Dashiell Hammett
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