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Brandon Shaw
Phillip Morgan
Rupert Cadell


View Quote Brandon Shaw: [to Rupert] It's awfully good to see you again.
Rupert Cadell: Why?
View Quote Brandon Shaw: Determined to get drunk, aren't you?
Phillip Morgan: I am drunk.
Brandon Shaw: And just as childish now as you were earlier when you called me a liar.
Phillip Morgan: You had no business telling that story.
Brandon Shaw: Why did you lie anyway?
Phillip Morgan: I had to! Have you ever bothered for one minute to consider how another person might feel. Have you considered the feelings for others?
Brandon Shaw: I'm not sentimental if that's what...
Phillip Morgan: No, that's not what I mean; but it doesn't matter. Nothing matters... except that Mr. Brandon liked the party. Mr. Brandon gave the party. Mr. Brandon had a delightful evening. Well, I had a rotten evening!
Brandon Shaw: Keep drinking, and you'll have a worse morning.
Phillip Morgan: At least if I have a hangover, it will be all mine!
View Quote Brandon Shaw: I've always thought that it was out of character for David to drink anything as corrupt as Whiskey.
Phillip Morgan: Out of character for him to be murdered, too.
View Quote Brandon Shaw: What are you doing?
Rupert Cadell: It's not what I'm going to do, Brandon. It's what society is going to do. I don't know what that will be, but I can guess, and I can help. You're going to die, Brandon. Both of you. You are going to die.
View Quote Janet Walker: Well, now, you don't really approve of murder, Rupert? If I may?
Rupert Cadell: You may... and I do. Think of the problems it would solve: unemployment, poverty, standing in line for theatre tickets...
View Quote Kenneth Lawrence: We're drinking champagne? Is it somebody's birthday?
Brandon Shaw: You might say it's quite the opposite.
View Quote Mrs. Atwater: Do you know when I was a girl I used to read quite a bit.
Brandon Shaw: We all do strange things in our childhood.
View Quote Phillip Morgan: Rupert only publishes books *he* likes... usually philosophy.
Janet Walker: Oh. Small print, big words, no sales.
Brandon Shaw: Rupert's extremely radical. Do you know that he selects his books on the assumption that people not only can read but actually can think?
View Quote Rupert Cadell: Brandon has told me a lot about you.
Janet Walker: Did he do me justice?
Rupert Cadell: Do you deserve justice?
View Quote By what right do you dare to say that there's a superior few to which you belong? By what right did you decide that that boy in there was inferior and could be killed? Did you think you were God, Brandon? Is that what you thought when you choked the life out of him? Is that what you thought when you served food from his grave?! I don't know who you are but I know what you've done. You've murdered! You choked the life out of a fellow human being who could live and love as you never could, and never will again!
View Quote Good and evil, right and wrong were invented for the ordinary average man, the inferior man, because he needs them.
View Quote I never strangled a chicken in my life!
View Quote Nobody commits murder just for the experience of committing it. Nobody except us.
View Quote Of course, he was a Harvard undergraduate. That might be grounds for justifiable homicide.
View Quote Rupert is extremely radical. Do you know that he selects his books on the assumption that people not only can read but actually can think?