Alice Swallow Quotes in Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Alice Swallow Quotes:
David Huxley: Alice I think this one must belong in the tail.
[referring to a bone he is holding]
Alice Swallow: Nonsense. You tried it in the tail yesterday, and it didn't fit.
Alice Swallow: Oh David, what have you done?
David Huxley: Just name anything, and I've done it.
David Huxley: [on the phone] Yes, I did see Mr. Peabody, but I didn't see him. Well that is, I didn't see him really. Yes, I spoke to him twice, but I didn't talk to him.
Alice Swallow: But David, I don't understand. Did you see him or didn't you ?
David Huxley: Well - no I don't know - well how do I know ? well because - because - well there's someone at the door - you see there are some things that are very hard to explain, Alice.
Alice Swallow: Now once and for all, David, *nothing* must interfere with your work. Our marriage must entail no domestic entanglements of any kind.
David Huxley: [Stammering nervously] You mean... you mean...
Alice Swallow: [Firmly] I mean of *any* kind, David.
Alice Swallow: [to David] Well, there's nothing else I can say except that I'm glad that before I married you , you showed yourself in your true colors: You're just a butterfly.
Prof. LaTouche: Good morning, Miss Swallow.
Alice Swallow: Shh.
Prof. LaTouche: Why what's the matter ?
Alice Swallow: Doctor Huxley is thinking.
Alice Swallow: You're just a butterfly.
David Huxley: Oh, so now I'm a butterfly!
Prof. LaTouche: [the scene opens in a large room with a 30 foot skeletal brontosaurus that is surrounded by scaffolding. Dr. David Huxley, a renowned paleontologist is seated at the top of the scaffolding atop a walk-board at the head of the brontosaurus] Good morning, Miss Swallow.
Alice Swallow: Shhh!
Prof. LaTouche: Why, what's the matter?
Alice Swallow: Shhh! Dr. Huxley is thinking
David Huxley: Alice, I think this one must belong in the tail.
Alice Swallow: Nonsense. You tried it in the tail yesterday and it didn't fit.
David Huxley: Yes, that's right. I did, didn't I?
Alice Swallow: You have an appointment this afternoon.
David Huxley: Have I? What for?
Alice Swallow: To play golf with Mr. Peabody.
David Huxley: What Peabody?
Alice Swallow: THE Alexander Peabody who represents Mrs. Carleton Random.
David Huxley: Now let me think.
Alice Swallow: Who may donate $1 million to the museum to complete all this.
David Huxley: Oh, sure! That Mr. Peabody. $1 million. That's pretty white of Mr. Peabody.
Alice Swallow: You haven't got it yet.
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