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Blaine, Richard "Rick" (actor - Humphrey Bogart)
"Isla, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.  Some day you'll understand that.  Now, now.  Here's looking at you kid."

Movie:  Casablanca, 1942

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Butler, Rhett (actor - Clark Gable)
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" - movie
"My dear, I don't give a damn!" - book

Movie:  Gone With the Wind, 1939

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Dubois, Blanche (actress Vivian Leigh)
"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." (as she is taken off to an institution)

Drama: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, 1947

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"I'll be right here." (after touching Elliot's forehead with his fingertip)

Movie:  E.T., The Extraterrestrial, 1982

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Friday, Johnny (actor - Lee J. Cobb)
"Where are you guys going?"  Wait a minute?  I'll remember this!  I'll remember everyone of ya!  I'll be back; don't you forget that.  I'll be back."

Movie:  On the Waterfront, 1954

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Helmer, Nora
"Now that life together between us two could become a marriage.  Goodbye."

Play:  A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 1879

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Joad, Tom (actor - Henry Fonda) 
"I'll be ever'where--wherever you look.  Wherever they's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.  Wherever they's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there.  If Casy knowed, why, I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad an'--I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry an' they know supper's ready.  An' when our folks eat the stuff they raise an' live in the houses they build--why, I'll be there.  See?"  - book
Well, maybe it's like Casy says. A fella ain't got a soul of his own, just a little piece of a big soul - the one big soul that belongs to ever'body. Then...then, it don't matter. I'll be all around in the dark. I'll be ever' where - wherever you can look. Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad - I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry an' they know supper's ready. An' when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise, and livin' in the houses they build - I'll be there, too. - movie

Novel:  The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, 1939
Movie: The Grapes of Wrath, 1940

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Lecter, Hannibal "the Cannibal" (actor  - Anthony Hopkins)
"I have no plans to call on you Clarice, the world being more interesting with you in it.  Be sure to extend me the same courtesy.  I have windows.  Orion is above the horizon now, and near it Jupiter, brighter than it will ever be again before the year 2000.  (I have no intention of telling you the time and how high it is.)  But I expect you can see it too.  Some of our stars are the same.  Clarice. -- Hannibal Lecter - book
"I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner.  Bye." - movie

Novel:  The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, 1988 
Movie:  The Silence of the Lambs, 1991

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Spade, Sam (actor - Humphrey Bogart)
"Yes, Angel, I'm going to send you over.  The chances are you'll get off with life.  That means if you're a good girl, you'll be out in twenty years.  I'll be waiting for you.  If they hang you, I'll always remember you."  - to Brigid O'Shaughnessy (Mary Astor) when turning her over to the police

Movie:  The Maltese Falcon from Dashiell Hammet's 1929 novel

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Starret, Joey (actor - Brandon de Wilde)
"Pa's got things for you to do, and Mother wants you.  I know she does.  Shane.  Shane.  Come back.  Bye, Shane." - movie

Movie:  Shane, 1953
Book: Shane by Jack Shaefer

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The Time Traveler
"Really and truly I do.  I only want half an hour.  I know why you came, and it's awfully good of you.  There's some magazines here.  If you'll stop to lunch I'll prove you this time traveling up to the hilt, specimen and all.  If you'll forgive my leaving you now?"

Novel:  The Time Machine, H.G. Wells, 1895

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