BR Quotes in Thank You for Smoking (2005)
BR: [during a meeting with company executives and other staff members] People, what is going on out there? I look down this table, all I see are white flags. Our numbers are down all across the board. Teen smoking, our bread and butter, is falling like a shit from heaven! We don't sell Tic Tacs for Christ's sake. We sell cigarettes. And they're cool and available and *addictive*. The job is almost done for us!
BR: Oh, I heard the Heather Holloway article is coming out tomorrow.
Nick Naylor: [in his office] Really?
BR: Yeah, anything I should be worried about?
Nick Naylor: Yeah, the Cancer Association. Apparently they have it in for us.
BR: [BR is reading Heather's damning article] Bitch.
Nick Naylor: Whore.
Nick Naylor: [during a meeting with company executives and other staff members] In 1910, the US was producing ten billion cigarettes a year, by 1930 we were up to one hundred twenty three billion, what ha ppened in between? Three things: a world war, dieting and movies
Nick Naylor: In, 1927 talking pictures are born and suddenly directors need to give their actors something to do while their talking, Cary Grant and Carole Lombard lighting up, Bette Davis a "chimney", and Bogart, remember the first picture with him and Lauren Bacall?
BR: Not specifically
Nick Naylor: She shimmies through the doorway nineteen years old, pure sex, she says "anyone got a match?" and Bogie throws the matches at her, she catches them, greatest romance in the century, how did it start? lighting a cigarette, we need the cast of Will & Grace smoking in their living room, Forrest Gump puffing away between his boxes of chocolates, Hugh Grant earning back the love of Julia Roberts by buying her favorite brand her Virginia Slims, most of the actors smoke already, when they start doing it onscreen, we can put the sex back into cigarettes
BR: Well, that's a thought I was hoping for something more inspiring but at least you're thinking the rest of you people slam your fucking brains into your desks until something useful comes out
BR: [referring to Senator Finistirre] This... environmentalist...
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