Blanche Quotes in
Blanche: Look at that car! That alone must have cost a fortune.
Mabel: They must be the chauffeur and maid.
Blanche: They don't look like servants to me, Mabel. You don't think the agent sold to niggers do you? I think they must be our new neighbors!
George: Smells fishy to me.
Blanche: Well even fish smells good when you're starving to death.
Blanche: You're a fink!
George: If I'm a fink then you're an ungrateful bitch.
Blanche: Don't start to fret, George, or our waterbed will be no fun at all tonight; as an actor, you should know that fretting will ruin a performance.
George: You don't have to worry about my performance tonight, honey - as a matter of fact, this very evening, you're gonna see a standing ovation!
Blanche: [Monologue] Any woman would be second to his music. He wouldn't miss me any more than the woman he abruptly left. He could only feel pain for his music.
Blanche: What do you think of when you play? What goes through your mind?
Emmet Ray: Yeah, that I'm underpaid. I think about that sometimes.
Blanche: Do you get a bigger kick doing this, or stealing small objects?
Blanche: Do you know how hard it is today for a girl to get a good job without a high school diploma? Tell her, Kate.
Kate: It's very hard.
Blanche: You can't stop some people, Jones. They come into your life destined to leave it. You can wrap your arms tight around them, but the best you can hope to do is just slow them down a little... 'cause there's no holding on tight enough.
Blanche: You can't just stop some people, Jones. They come into your life destined to leave it.
Jones: I got a motorcycle.
Blanche: Well isn't that nice. Maybe I should throw myself off this roof and save myself the trouble of having to bury you.
Jones: I don't think the fall would kill you, but you could try.
Blanche: You were my chance. And I blew it.
Jones: Blanche. No, you didn't blow it.
Blanche: You wouldn't be able to do these awful things to me if I weren't still in this chair.
Jane: But you *are*, Blanche! You *are* in that chair!
Dr. Shelby: I don't quite understand. Is this some kind of emotional disturbance you're talking about?
Blanche: Yes, she's emotionally disturbed. She's unbalanced!
Jane: It's just that nosy Mrs. Bates going on about your picture last night.
Blanche: Oh, really, did she like it?
Jane: [imitating Blanche's voice] Oh, really, did she like it?... She liked it!
Blanche: Who was that at the door earlier?
Blanche: Where is she now? In the kitchen?
Jane: No, I gave her the day off. She has a pretty hard time considering. I told her to come back next week.
Jane: [pauses] Oh, Blanche? You know we've got rats in the cellar?
Blanche: [Upon hanging up the phone after discovering Jane is right behind her] That... that was...
Jane: I know who it was!
Blanche: No, Jane, it really was!
Jane: And I know what you're trying to do!
Blanche: I... I'm not trying to do anything, honestly Jane!
Blanche: Oh really, did she like it?
Jane: [imitating Blanche's voice] Oh Really did she like it?
Blanche: Why are you doing this to me? WHY?
Blanche: Did you have a nice drive?
Jane: What are you talking about?
Blanche: Nothing dear, I... it's been so long since you were out of the house I thought perhaps you had gone for a drive or something. You know I was thinking, it's ever so long since we had a talk, you know, a real talk about the future and everything. Jane, I didn't want you to be worried about the house, even if I do have to sell it, we'll still be together.
Jane: Blanche you're not gonna sell this house. Daddy bought this house, and he bought it for me! You don't think I remember that, do you?
Blanche: You're wrong, Jane. You've just forgotten. I bought this house for the two of us, when I signed my first contract.
Jane: You don't think I remember anything, do you? There are a whole lot of things I remember. And you never paid for this house. Baby Jane Hudson made the money that paid for this house, that's who!
Blanche: You don't know what you're saying.
Jane: Blanche, you aren't ever gonna sell this house... and you aren't ever gonna leave it... either.
Blanche: You weren't ugly then. I made you that way.
Blanche: You said this last month, she's been a lot worst. Do you think she knows?
Elvira Stitt: About selling the house? How could she? You don't have anything in writing.
Blanche: We're sisters, Elvira. We know each other very well.
Jane: You know, we're right back where we started. When I was on the stage you had to depend on me for everything. Even the food you ate came from me. Now you have to depend on me for your food again. So, you see, we're right back where we started.
Blanche: Why are you doing this to me? Why?
Jane: Doing what?
Blanche: Making me afraid to eat. Trying to make me starve myself.
Jane: Don't be silly. If you starve you die.
Blanche: Jane, did you ever stop to think that - if anything happened to me, I mean anything bad, there wouldn't be any money for you? I wouldn't be here to sign the checks. You wouldn't even have pocket money. Did you ever think of that?
Jane: Yeah, I've thought about that.
Blanche: Oh, please, Jane. I'm so hungry.
Jane: I have to go now.
Blanche: Just a little - please!
Jane: No! You didn't eat your din-din, so you'll have to wait till lunchtime.
Blanche: I was just hoping, maybe, maybe I could meet him and we could have a nice talk - just the three of us.
Jane: Yeah, you'd like that, wouldn't you! Then you could tell him a whole lot of lies about me! Scare him off! Or, maybe have him for yourself!
[Jane slaps Blanche]
Blanche: Its still a pretty good picture.
[Blanche introduces Bill to Mae]
Blanche: This is Bill Harper. He's okay.
[Mae travels to other room]
Mae: There's a new one in today.
Jack: Yeah - Bill Harper. He's all right.
Blanche: Oh, snap out if it, will ya? It's not our fault. Why did I ever bring him up there anyway? He's just a kid. They can't hang him.
Ralph: Shut up. SHUT UP!
Principal McGee: Blanche, do you have the schedules?
Blanche: Yes Ms. McGee, I just had my hands on them.
Principal McGee: Oh good, they'll be nice and smudged.
Blanche: Oh here they are. If they would have been a snake they would have bitten me.
Principal McGee: Blanche, these are the schedules we had for last semester. Maybe next year you'll find the ones for this semester.
Blanche: When I hear music, I just can't make my feet behave.
Sonny: Thinks she's Tinkerbell.
Blanche: Hush, Sonny.
Blanche: [struggling with the cotton candy] How many?
Blanche: I'm not an easy girl... but I'm very reconciliating.
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