David Larrabee Quotes in Sabrina (1954)


David Larrabee Quotes:

  • David Larrabee: What's so constructive about marrying Elizabeth Tyson?

    Linus Larrabee: [offering a sheet of plastic] Taste it.

    David Larrabee: [licks it] It's sweet.

    Linus Larrabee: That's right. It's made of sugar cane.

    David Larrabee: Sugar cane. Wait a minute. This wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that the Tysons own the largest holdings of sugar cane in Puerto Rico, would it?

    Linus Larrabee: Second largest. The largest have no daughter.

    David Larrabee: It's all beginning to make sense. Mr. Tyson owns the sugarcane, you own the formula for the plastics, and I'm supposed to be offered up as a human sacrifice on the altar of the industrial progress. Is that it?

    Linus Larrabee: You make it sound so vulgar, David, as if the son of the hot dog dynasty were being offered in marriage to the daughter of the mustard king. Surely... surely you don't object to Elizabeth Tyson just because her father happens to have twenty million dollars? That's very narrow-minded of you, David.

    David Larrabee: Just one thing you overlooked. I haven't proposed, and she hasn't accepted.

    Linus Larrabee: Oh, don't worry. I proposed and Mr. Tyson accepted.

    David Larrabee: Did you kiss him?

  • David Larrabee: You don't live here!

    Sabrina: Yes, I do.

    David Larrabee: I live here!

    Sabrina: Hi, neighbor.

  • David Larrabee: I thought you two had eloped! I wouldn't mind, but not in my car.

  • David Larrabee: What makes you so sure Sabrina still wants me?

    Linus Larrabee: Of course she wants you. She's wanted you all her life.

    David Larrabee: Until you came along in that silly homburg.

    Linus Larrabee: Well, suppose you straighten that silly straw hat and on your way. You'll miss the boat.

    David Larrabee: Don't worry. I won't miss the boat. I'm going.

    [starts walking towards the door]

    David Larrabee: Funniest thing. Linus Larrabee, the man who doesn't burn, doesn't scorch, doesn't melt... suddenly throws a twenty million dollar deal out the window.

    [stops at the door]

    David Larrabee: Are you sure *you* don't want to go with her?

    Linus Larrabee: Why should I want to go with her?

    David Larrabee: Because you're in love with her.

  • David Larrabee: I could have sworn I knew every pretty girl on the North Shore.

    Sabrina Fairchild: I could have sworn you took in more territory than that.

  • Sabrina Fairchild: Kiss me, David.

    David Larrabee: Love to, Sabrina.

    [kisses her]

    Sabrina Fairchild: Again. That's better.

    David Larrabee: What's the matter, darling? You're not worried about us, are you? Because I'm not. So there'll be a big stink in the family. So who cares?

    Sabrina Fairchild: David... I don't think I'm going to have dinner with Linus. I don't wanna go out with him.

    David Larrabee: [chuckling] Why not?

    Sabrina Fairchild: I want to be near you.

    David Larrabee: Oh, I know how you feel, Sabrina. It must be an awful bore, but if Linus wants to take you out, let's be nice about it. It's very important. He's our only ally. Don't you see, Father will try to cut off my allowance and send me off to Larrabee Copper in Butte, Montana, and we don't wanna go to Butte Montana, do we?

    Sabrina Fairchild: Hold me close, David.

    David Larrabee: We'll have a wonderful time, darling. We'll build ourselves a raft and drift across the Pacific, like Kon Tiki, or climb the highest mountain like Annapurna. Just the two of us.

  • David Larrabee: I've been trying to write a poem to her but I... I can't seem to finish it. What rhymes with "glass"?

    Linus Larrabee: Glass... Glass... Uh...

    [snaps fingers]

    Linus Larrabee: "Alas"!

  • David Larrabee: Morning, Linus. Where're you off to?

    Linus Larrabee: The office. Where do you think?

    David Larrabee: The office? On Sunday?

    Linus Larrabee: Today is Wednesday.

    David Larrabee: Wednesday?

  • Oliver Larrabee: Now, I'm not saying that all Larrabees have been saints. There was a Thomas Larrabee who was hung for piracy, and there was a Benjamin Larrabee who was a slave trader, and there was my great-great uncle, Joshua Larrabee, who was shot in Indiana while attempting to rob a train, but there NEVER was a Larrabee who behaved as David Larrabee has behaved here tonight!

    David Larrabee: And exactly what have I done?

  • Linus Larrabee: A new product has been found, something of use to the world, so a new industry moves into an undeveloped area. Factories go up, machines are brought in, a harbor is dug, and you're in business. It's purely coincidental of course that people who never saw a dime before suddenly have a dollar, and barefooted kids wear shoes and have their teeth fixed and their faces washed. What's wrong with the kind of an urge that gives people libraries, hospitals, baseball diamonds and, uh, movies on a Saturday night? Miss McCardle, will you send in the secretaries?

    Miss McCardle: Yes, Mr. Larrabee.

    David Larrabee: Now you make me feel like a heel. If I don't marry Elizabeth, some kid is going to be running around Puerto Rico barefoot with cavities in his teeth.

  • David Larrabee: I feel so stupid I could kill myself.

    Sabrina Fairchild: You'll be all right in a minute.

  • David Larrabee: What do we call this, mixed singles?

  • David Larrabee: [as Linus & Maude board their chauffeured limo for the ride to work] You guys work Sundays now, huh?

    Linus Larrabee: It's Wednesday, David.

  • Linus Larrabee: David, where's Sabrina? You didn't go with her?

    David Larrabee: Well obviously not, Linus, I mean, here I am, right? She's probably having her beverage service right about now.

    Mrs. Ingrid Tyson: Who's Sabrina?

    Patrick Tyson: The chauffeur's daughter!

    Linus Larrabee: Don't call her that!

    [David looks at him in amusement]

    Elizabeth Tyson, MD: She was after David for a while, then apparently she switched to Linus. She seems to have decided that HE was the one with the power.

    Linus Larrabee: [outraged, pointing to David] Is THAT what he told you?

    Elizabeth Tyson, MD: He told me everything, Linus.

    Linus Larrabee: [to David] And you didn't see her before she left? You didn't talk to her?

    David Larrabee: Oh, sure, I said goodbye, and I think I wished her luck. Maybe not. I told her I felt kind of funny accepting my brother's hand-me-downs

    [Maude covers her mouth to keep from smiling]

    David Larrabee: , and I said don't take it personally, and you've always been generous to your women in the past, and I was sure she'd be more than compensated for... whatever!

    [Linus punches him]

    David Larrabee: See! I told you! He loves her!

    Mrs. Ingrid Tyson: Who?

    Patrick Tyson: Sabrina!

    David Larrabee: [touching his mouth] Is he packed?

    Mack: Yes.

    Linus Larrabee: Is who packed?

    Mack: You are. Just one bag.

    Linus Larrabee: [flustered] Wait a minute, you - you packed my clothes? You went to my apartment?

    Maude Larrabee: I took her!

    Mack: We were up to our elbows in your underwear drawer; it was like touching the Shroud of Turin.

    David Larrabee: Here, sign this. It's your authorization for the completion of the merger. AND this - it gives me the raise I deserve for the new position I'm assuming. There's a car waiting for you downstairs, a helicopter at East 60th... the plane ticket's been changed to the Concorde. It leaves in exactly 39 minutes. If you make it, you just might beat her there.

    [Linus turns away in thought]

    Elizabeth Tyson, MD: Go, Linus! Don't think!

    Linus Larrabee: [hesitantly] She... she must absolutely hate me!

    Maude Larrabee: She'll get over it. We all do... Linus, you know I love you. No mother could be prouder. But I think it's time that you ran away from home.

    David Larrabee: But sign these first.

    [Linus signs the forms and clasps David's shoulder]

    Linus Larrabee: If you'll excuse me... it appears I have a previous engagement.


  • Maude Larrabee: David, you're like my own son.

    David Larrabee: I am your own son, Mother.

    Maude Larrabee: Exactly! Now, I endured twenty-one hours of hard labor to bring you into the world. The doctors begged me to take drugs, but I kept saying I wouldn't do anything to hurt my child. Well, I've changed my mind - you screw up with Elizabeth and I swear I'll kill you.

  • David Larrabee: You're talking about my life.

    Linus Larrabee: I pay for your life, David. My life makes your life possible.

    David Larrabee: I resent that.

    Linus Larrabee: So do I.

  • Linus Larrabee: David, sit down.

    David Larrabee: I can't talk right now, I have to be somewhere.

    Linus Larrabee: Just sit down!

    David Larrabee: [David sits and there is the sound of glass crunching] Owwwaaahhh!

    Maude Larrabee: What?

    David Larrabee: I sat on the glasses!

    Linus Larrabee: Mother, go get Dr. Callaway. He's at the bar.

    Maude Larrabee: Who put glasses on the chair?

    David Larrabee: Can we talk about this later? I'm bleeding!

    Maude Larrabee: Darling, don't worry, just elevate... something.

  • David Larrabee: She's a real woman, not a, you know.

    Linus Larrabee: Transvestite?

    David Larrabee: She's not a bimbo.

  • David Larrabee: God, you're easy on me.

    Elizabeth Tyson, MD: Okay then, why don't you marry me?

    David Larrabee: [long pause] Okay, why don't I?

    Elizabeth Tyson, MD: Don't kid about stuff like that.

    David Larrabee: Okay.

    [with determination]

    David Larrabee: Why don't I?

    Elizabeth Tyson, MD: You sure you know what it is?

    David Larrabee: Yeah, that thing where you hang together a lot and sleep in the same room and button each other's hard-to-reach buttons...

    Elizabeth Tyson, MD: [interrupting] Then I accept.

    David Larrabee: Really?

    [sheepish pause]

    David Larrabee: Why?

  • David Larrabee: [bursting into Linus's office] I need to talk to you.

    Linus Larrabee: I'm in a meeting.

    David Larrabee: When was the last time I came here?

    Linus Larrabee: You're right.

  • Sabrina: [after David has invited her to his mother's party, despite not recognising her] Do you really want me to come?

    David Larrabee: Very much, if you'll tell me who you are.

    Linus Larrabee: Hello, Sabrina.

    Sabrina: Hello, Linus.

    David Larrabee: Sabrina?

    Linus Larrabee: Have a good time in Paris?

    Sabrina: Yes, thank you.

    David Larrabee: Sabrina?

    Linus Larrabee: You look all grown up.

    David Larrabee: Sabrina?

    Linus Larrabee: Why does he keep saying that?

  • David Larrabee: So this is all just a coincidence?

    Linus Larrabee: It's an opportunity. What am I supposed to do? Disqualify myself from a billion dollar merger because I might have family connections?

    [pulls a gun with silencer attached out of his desk and shoots a flat panel TV]

    David Larrabee: [frightened] What are you doing? It was just a question.

    Linus Larrabee: [walking over to the TV] Look at this thing. Not a scratch on it.

    David Larrabee: Is this some new way of changing the subject?

  • David Larrabee: Miss MacCartle, I need to see you in my office right away. Where - where is it?

  • David Larrabee: Great hat, mother.

  • David Larrabee: Did the dry cleaners have your car?

  • David Larrabee: You know, of all the girls I've known... and I've known some - isn't that a song? - you're the only girl I danced with only once.

    Sabrina: Twice.

    David Larrabee: What? How could I have forgotten? Was it the champagne?

    Sabrina: I was eight, and you were taking dancing lessons. I was homework.

  • David Larrabee: Now, Patrick, the debt burden this merger will accumulate will make it necessary to restructure some divisions. I've done a very quick review of last quarter's performance of each division of both companies.

    Maude Larrabee: David, when did you ever?

    David Larrabee: Mother, you've copied me on the financial standings of this company for 17 years. You just assumed I couldn't read.

  • David Larrabee: [to Linus] When you guys meet her, just try to make me look good. I mean I know I look good, but, you know, try to make me, you know, sound good. Mention my accomplishments, my qualities.

    [earnest look from Linus]

    David Larrabee: You can be creative.

    [another earnest look]

    David Larrabee: Lie, okay?

  • Sabrina: [visiting David, who is heavily medicated, after his accident] Are you in a lot of pain?

    David Larrabee: Am I in a lot of pain? Look at your little ha-yand. Guess what happened to me.

    Sabrina: I know. I feel awful.

    David Larrabee: Me too. How do you feel, Linus?

  • David Larrabee: [to Elizabeth] I'm going to tell you a story, I need you to tell me how it's going to turn out

    [Elizabeth gives him a look]

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