Boris Kolenkhov Quotes in You Can't Take It with You (1938)


Boris Kolenkhov Quotes:

  • Essie Carmichael: I'll get in my dancing clothes and be right down.

    Boris Kolenkhov: Aw, my pavlova, you are like a beautiful swan.

    [Essie exits]

    Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: Is she making any progress, Kolenkhov?

    Boris Kolenkhov: Confidentially, she stinks.

    Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: As long as she's having fun.

  • Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: Do you have any Russian stamps for me?

    Boris Kolenkhov: No, nobody writes to me anymore. They are all dead.

  • Alice Sycamore: We're going to the Monte Carlo ballet!

    Boris Kolenkhov: ...The Monte Carlo ballet? It stinks!

  • Boris Kolenkhov: I feel so good, life is running around inside of me like a squirrel!

  • Boris Kolenkhov: Grandpa, I'm in time for dinner, no?

    Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: You're in time for dinner, yes!

  • Boris Kolenkhov: What is that?

    Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: That's a picture of Mr. DiPinna. Penny painted it.

    Boris Kolenkhov: It stinks!

  • Donald: [Walking into a crowded jail cell] Home again!

    Boris Kolenkhov: A lot like Siberia, only it stinks!

    DePinna: It was fun being fingerprinted, wasn't it?

    Ed Carmichael: Mr. Kirby didn't think so. It took three men to hold him down.

    Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: Never a dull moment, that's what I say. Never a dull moment.

  • Rheba: Gee, Mr. Kolenkhov, isn't it exciting?

    Boris Kolenkhov: Exciting? With you moving and the Grand Duchess out of a job? Ver do I eat?

  • Mrs. Anthony P. Kirby: Mr. Kirby should have told you: he suffers from indigestion.

    Anthony P. Kirby: Now, now, Miriam, it isn't as serious as all that.

    Boris Kolenkhov: Perhaps it is not indigestion. Perhaps it is stomach *ulcers!*

    Anthony P. Kirby: [looks at Kolenkhov with obvious indignation] Ulcers?

    Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: Don't pay any attention to Mr. Kolenkhov. He's Russian, and the Russians are inclined to look on the dark side.

    Boris Kolenkhov: All right, I'm Russian! A friend of mine - a Russian - *died* from stomach ulcers!

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