Harvey

Harvey quotes

53 total quotes (ID: 269)

Elwood P. Dowd
Film Cast
Multiple Characters
Original Broadway Cast
Veta Louise Simmons


I took a course in art last winter. I learnt the difference between a fine oil painting, and a mechanical thing, like a photograph. The photograph shows only the reality. The painting shows not only the reality, but the dream behind it. It's our dreams, doctor, that carry us on. They separate us from the beasts. I wouldn't want to go on living if I thought it was all just eating, and sleeping, and taking my clothes off, I mean putting them on...


I'd just helped Ed Hickey into a taxi. Ed had been mixing his whiskey with his rye, and I felt he needed conveying. I started to walk down the street when I heard a voice saying: 'Good evening, Mr. Dowd'. I turned, and there was this big white rabbit leaning against a lamp-post. Well, I thought nothing of that, because when you've lived in a town as long as I've lived in this one, you get used to the fact that everybody knows your name. And naturally, I went over to chat with him.

James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd

Jane Van Duser - Myrtle Mae Simmons

Janet Tyler - Miss Kelly

Jesse White - Marvin Wilson

Jesse White - Marvin Wilson

John Kirk - Judge Gaffney

Josephine Hull - Veta Louise Simmons

Josephine Hull - Veta Louise Simmons

Myrtle Mae, you have a lot to learn, and I hope you never learn it.

Oh, Myrtle, don't be didactic. It's not becoming in a young girl. Besides, men loathe it.

Oh, yes! Yes. Yes - these things always work out just the way Harvey says they will. He is very, very versatile. Did I tell you he could stop clocks? Well, you've heard the expression 'His face would stop a clock'? Well, Harvey can look at your clock and stop it. And you can go anywhere you like - with anyone you like - and stay as long as you like. And when you get back, not one minute will have ticked by. ... You see, science has overcome time and space. Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space - but any objections.

Peggy Dow - Miss Kelly

Robert Gist - E. J. Lofgren