Metropolitan

Metropolitan quotes

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Nick Smith
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Tom Townsend


Audrey Rouget: People see the harm in what excessive candor can do.


Charlie Black: When you're an egoist, none of the harm you do is intentional.

Fred Neff: Men are dates, date substitutes or potential dates. I find that dehumanizing.

Man at Bar: The acid test is whether you take any pleasure in responding to the question "What do you do?" I can't bear it.

Sally Fowler: Good night! Oh... good luck with your Furrierism!

Audrey Rouget: [after Tom disappears with Serena] Tom's not used to places like this. Maybe he went through one of those stairway doors that lock from the inside.
Nick Smith: He can't get locked in. I used to have to use those doors when people forgot to invite me to their parties.

Audrey Rouget: What Jane Austen novels have you read?
Tom Townsend: None. I don't read novels. I prefer good literary criticism. That way you get both the novelists' ideas as well as the critics' thinking. With fiction I can never forget that none of it really happened, that it's all just made up by the author.

Charlie Black: Fourierism was tried in the late nineteenth century... and it failed. Wasn't Brookfarm Fourierist? It failed.
Tom Townsend: That's debatable.
Charlie Black: Whether Brookfarm failed?
Tom Townsend: That it ceased to exist, I'll grant you, but whether or not it failed cannot be definitively said.
Charlie Black: Well, for me, ceasing to exist is - is failure. I mean, that's pretty definitive.
Tom Townsend: Well, everyone ceases to exist. Doesn't mean everyone's a failure.

Jane Clark: What are you reading?
Nick Smith: The story of Babar... I'd forgotten how beautiful it was.

Jane Clark: Why should we believe you over Rick? We know you're a hypocrite. We know your "Polly Perkins" story was a fabrication...
Nick Smith: A composite.
Jane Clark: Whatever. And, that you're completely impossible and out of control, with some sort of drug problem and a fixation on what you consider Rick Von Sloneker's wickedness. You're a snob, a sexist, totally obnoxious and tiresome, and lately you've gotten just weird. Why should we believe anything you say?
Nick Smith: I am not tiresome.

Nick Smith: The titled aristocracy are the scum of the earth.
Sally Fowler: You always say "titled" aristocrats. What about "untitled" aristocrats?
Nick Smith: Well, I could hardly despise them, could I? That would be self-hatred.

Rick Von Sloneker: Get outta here and take this flat-chested, goody-goody, pain in the neck with you. [referring to Audrey]
Tom Townsend: She is NOT a goody-goody.

Sally Fowler: What have you against Tom?
Charlie Black: Just one thing: He's not a good person.

[to Serena Slocum] I haven't been giving you the silent treatment. I just haven't been talking to you.

Dawn in the big city. There are eight million stories out there.