Dashiell Hammett Quotes

23 Dashiell Hammett quotes:

"Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice, and promised to repast the chat to other members of the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out."
"Another man whose social life has ruined him."
"Feed the lettuce to the bunny and eat the bunny."
"He's groaning under a crown of thorns."
"I deserve all the love you can spare me. And I want a lot more than I deserve."
"I don't know much about him; never heard him say more than nope or yup."
"I have not killed anyone. They will not let me."
"I haven't any sort of plans for the future but I reckon things will work out in some manner."
"I like women. I really like women."
"I still think you are a pain in the neck."
"I've been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of."
"It's awfully easy to be in love in jail."
"It's sometimes better to pretend I don't hear the sound of somebody in the nearby woods with a shotgun."
"Looks like she's been slapping the kid again."
"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."
"She seems to be having a pretty good time despite her worrying. That's Lily."
"Strictly speaking, there are no real substitutes for sexual satisfaction."
"Thanks for the information about what we call business."
"The garments, in case you can't place them, are fatigue clothes and arctic field jackets. They are are work clothes, but what am I doing?"
"The roof might fall in; anything could happen."

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