Carlo Carlucci Quotes in Avanti! (1972)


Carlo Carlucci Quotes:

  • Carlo Carlucci: In Italy, the lunch hour is from one to four.

    Wendell Armbruster: *Three hours* for lunch?

    Carlo Carlucci: Mr. Armbruster. Here we do not rush to drugstore for chicken sandwich & Coca-Cola. Here, we take our time. We cook our pasta, we sprinkle our Parmigiano, we drink our wine, we make our love...

    Wendell Armbruster: What do you do in the evening?

    Carlo Carlucci: In the evening, we go home to our wives.

  • Carlo Carlucci: While you are here, maybe you should take some mud baths.

    Wendell Armbruster: No thanks, I had one on the train.

    Carlo Carlucci: On the train?

    Wendell Armbruster: I drank it. They call it espresso.

  • Carlo Carlucci: The coroner, he eats very well. He knows all the widows.

  • Pamela Piggott: For instance, you need a coffin lined with some sort of metal.

    Wendell Armbruster: Zinc.

    [to Carlucci]

    Wendell Armbruster: Better get a couple of those.

    Carlo Carlucci: I had trouble finding one!

    Wendell Armbruster: Come on. You can dig up a couple of coffins.

    Carlo Carlucci: [hesitating] You want second-hand coffins?

  • Carlo Carlucci: Mr. Blodgett, I am Carlo Carlucci, Director of the hotel. Such a pleasure to have you here.

    J.J. Blodgett: [Paying scant attention to Carlucci] Thank you...

    Carlo Carlucci: It may interest you to know, we had another famous American diplomat staying here once: Mr. Benjamin Franklin.

    J.J. Blodgett: Franklin? Oh, oh yes, Ben Franklin... Well, good man for his time. Of course, today, I'm not sure he could pass the security check.

    Carlo Carlucci: Would you like to see his room? It is in the old part of the building.

    J.J. Blodgett: [Impatiently] Not now...

    Carlo Carlucci: Excuse me, I would like your advice about something, straight from the horse's mouth. Do you think there will be a war in the Middle East?

    J.J. Blodgett: [Somewhat taken aback] We don't give out that kind of information.

    Carlo Carlucci: You see, I have been offered a job with an American chain of hotels... the Sheraton. And there are a couple of openings and one of them is in Damascus.

    J.J. Blodgett: Damascus, hmm... Now don't quote me on this, but with the Russian presence escalating in the Mediterranean, and the military posture of the Arabs stiffening and the first strike capabilities of the Israelis at its peak, the whole place is a powder keg that could blow up in your face any second. My advice is, forget Damascus.

    Carlo Carlucci: Thank you. In that case I'd better take the other job.

    J.J. Blodgett: What's that?

    Carlo Carlucci: The Sheraton in New York.

    J.J. Blodgett: [Slight pause] Hmm... Take the one in Damascus!

  • Wendell Armbruster: [entering Carlucci's hotel] Well, it doesn't look like a Hilton.

    Carlo Carlucci: I accept the compliment.

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