Monday, April 25, 2022

The Movie Quote Game (Bette Davis Edition)

This month, we're focusing on quotes from Bette Davis films. We will list a quote from a famous Bette Davis movie and ask you to name it. Try to answer these questions on your own without resorting to Google searches. As always, please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play.  If you have a response other than the intended one, just be able to defend it. 

1. "And after ya kissed me, I always used to wipe my mouth! Wipe my mouth!"

2. "I'd like to kiss you, but I just washed my hair."

3. "I didn't bring your breakfast, because you didn't eat your din-din!"

4. "I think I'll have a large order of prognosis negative!"

5. " Lonely people want friends. They have to search very hard for them."

6. "With all my heart, I still love the man I killed."

7. "I've been skating for the first time in my life! I'm told I'm the only person to do a figure eight from the sitting position!"

8. "Can't I? I'm going to. This is 1852, dumpling, 1852! Not the Dark Ages. Girls don't have to simper around in white just because they're not married."

9. "You're a prisoner only if you think of yourself as one." 

10. (In response to "What happened in the bathroom?"): "I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about."

11. "That man is so stupid, it sits on him like a halo."

12. "The only thing I ordered by mistake is the guests. They're domestic, too, and they don't care what they drink as long as it burns!"

13. "Dull, foolish, vulgar to some but not to me. To me, he was a man like a rock."

14. "Dr. Jasquith says that tyranny is sometimes expression of the maternal instinct. If that's a mother's love, I want no part of it."

15. "Do you mind very much, Mr. Shane, taking off your hat in the presence of a lady with a gun?"


  1. 2 Cabin in Cotton, 6 The Letter, 15 Satan Met a Lady

    1. Great start to this game, Thomas! I love that quote from Cabin in the Cotton (later used in a Bugs Bunny cartoon).

  2. 1. Of Human Bondage
    3. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
    8. Jezebel

    1. Right as always, Jerome. Bette's line from Of Human Bondage is my favorite of hers!

  3. What a, game! I'll take a crack at...
    7. The Man Who Came to Dinner

  4. Replies
    1. Great job on all three answers, beachgal! I think the quote from Phone Call from a Stranger was a pretty difficult one (but then, I haven't seen the movie in years).

  5. Still need answers to 4, 5, 9, 10, and 11.

  6. 11. The Corn Is Green
    4. Dark Victory
    5. A Stolen Life

    1. Your knowledge of Bette Davis movies is most impressive!

    2. She's a fav of mine. I'll finish up the last 2 tonight if no one else has chimed in - they are both kind of tough ones.

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    1. Thanks for wrapping up what turned out to be a difficult game!