Day 27 of Noirvember: Wednesday Words

Thumbing rides is dangerous.

As the calendar winds down to the end of Noirvember, it’s a perfect time to revisit some more of noir’s great lines. Enjoy!

“Thumbing rides may save you bus fare. But it’s dangerous. You never know what’s in store for you when you hear the squeal of brakes.” – Tom Neal in Detour (1945)

“My old man always said, ‘Liquor doesn’t drown your troubles – just teaches ‘em how to swim.’” – Gene Lockhart in Red Light (1950)

“You know what I do to squealers? I let ‘em have it in the belly so they can roll around a long time, thinkin’ it over.” – Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death (1947)

More nerve than most people.

“Half-drunk, I got better wits than most people. And more nerve.” – Brad Dexter in The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

“Anybody who puts the finger on me is living on borrowed time.” – Lawrence Tierney in Shakedown (1950)

“You’ll discover as you grow older that sometimes a man does things he’d prefer not to do.” – Thomas Gomez in Force of Evil (1948)

“You haven’t got a chance. You guys are gonna die, that’s all. It’s just a matter of when.” – William Talman in The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

You don’t always get the chance to do what you should.

“Don’t ask me no favors – I can’t be bribed, see. Besides, you ain’t got enough money to bribe me.” – Jay C. Flippen in Brute Force (1947)

“You don’t always get the chance in this life to do what you should.” – Cornel Wilde in Storm Fear (1956)

“Doing the right thing never works out. In this world, you turn the other cheek and you get hit with a lug wrench.” – Brian Donlevy in Impact (1949)

Join me tomorrow on Day 28 of Noirvember!

~ by shadowsandsatin on November 27, 2019.

2 Responses to “Day 27 of Noirvember: Wednesday Words”

  1. Oh– some goodies here !!!!!!

  2. Can’t you pretend November has more than 30 days!
    Great quotes.

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