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Harvey

Harvey

Wilson: Hello, sweetheart. Well, well. Those for me?
Veta Louise Simmons: [Picking flowers] For you? I should say not. They're for my brother, Elwood. He's devoted to ranunculur.
Wilson: Sure. Well, wouldn't you like to come inside and pick some off the wallpaper.
Veta Louise Simmons: Well - no thank you, these will do nicely. Good day.


--Josephine Hull (as Veta Louise Simmons) in Harvey

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

Abby Brewster: [to Mortimer about the body in the window seat] Who can that be?


--Josephine Hull (as Abby Brewster) in Arsenic and Old Lace

Harvey

Harvey

Veta Louise Simmons: As I was going down to the taxi cab to get Elwood's things, this awful man stepped out. He was a white slaver, I know he was. He was wearing one of those white suits, that's how they advertise.


--Josephine Hull (as Veta Louise Simmons) in Harvey

Harvey

Harvey

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...


--Josephine Hull (as Veta Louise Simmons) in Harvey

Harvey

Harvey

Veta Louise Simmons: Judge Gaffney, is that all those doctors do in places like that - think about sex?
Judge Gaffney: I don't know.
Veta Louise Simmons: Because if it is they ought to be ashamed of themselves. It's all in their heads anyway. Why don't they get out and take long walks in the fresh air?


--Josephine Hull (as Veta Louise Simmons) in Harvey


Harvey

Harvey

Veta Louise Simmons: Myrtle Mae, you have a lot to learn, and I hope you never learn it.


--Josephine Hull (as Veta Louise Simmons) in Harvey

Harvey

Harvey

Veta Louise Simmons: Oh good! Nobody here but people.


--Josephine Hull (as Veta Louise Simmons) in Harvey

Harvey

Harvey

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


--Josephine Hull (as Veta Louise Simmons) in Harvey

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

Mortimer Brewster: Look, Aunt Martha, men don't just get into window seats and die!
Abby Brewster: We know, dear. He died first.
Mortimer Brewster: Wait a minute! Stop all this. Now, look, darling, how did he die?
Abby Brewster: Oh, Mortimer, don't be so inquisitive. The gentleman died because he drank some wine with poison in it.
Mortimer Brewster: How did the poison get in the wine?
Martha Brewster: Well, we put it in wine, because it's less noticeable. When it's in tea, it has a distinct odor.
Mortimer Brewster: You mean, you... You put it in the wine!
Abby Brewster: Yes. And I put Mr. Hoskins in the window seat, because Reverend Harper was coming.
Mortimer Brewster: Now, look at me, darling. You mean, you mean you knew what you'd done and you didn't want the Reverend Harper to see the body?
Abby Brewster: Well, not at tea. That wouldn't have been very nice.
Mortimer Brewster: Oh, it's first-degree.
Abby Brewster: Now, Mortimer, you know all about it and just forget about it. I do think that Aunt Martha and I have the right to our own little secrets.


--Josephine Hull (as Abby Brewster) in Arsenic and Old Lace

Harvey

Harvey

Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet: Does Elwood see anybody these days?
Veta Louise Simmons: Oh, yes, Aunt Ethel, Elwood sees *somebody*.


--Josephine Hull (as Veta Louise Simmons) in Harvey

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