Dr. Chumley Quotes in Harvey (1950)


Dr. Chumley Quotes:

  • Dr. Chumley: This sister of yours is at the bottom of a conspiracy against you. She's trying to persuade me to lock you up. Today, she had commitment papers drawn up. She has your power of attorney and the key to your safety box, and she brought you here!

    Elwood P. Dowd: My sister did all that in one afternoon. That Veta certainly is a whirlwind, isn't she?

  • Elwood P. Dowd: You see, science has overcome time and space. Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space, but any objections.

    Dr. Chumley: Fly specks, fly specks! I've been spending my life among fly specks while miracles have been leaning on lampposts at 18th and Fairfax!

  • Elwood P. Dowd: [talking about Harvey] Did I tell you he could stop clocks?

    Dr. Chumley: To what purpose.

    Elwood P. Dowd: Well, you've heard the expression; 'his face would stop a clock'.

    Dr. Chumley: Mm-hmm.

    Elwood P. Dowd: Well, Harvey can look at your clock... and stop it. And you can go anywhere you like, with anyone you like, and stay as long as you like, and when you get back... not one minute will have ticked by.

  • Dr. Chumley: I'm Dr. Chumley. You're Mrs. Simmons, of course.

    Veta Louise Simmons: Yes, well, I'm glad to know you, Dr. Chumley. Would you mind asking Judge Gaffney to come back here?

    Dr. Chumley: Why, certainly, certainly.

    Veta Louise Simmons: I want to tell him to sue you for $100,000. I don't think $50,000 is enough.

  • Dr. Sanderson: Dr. Chumley, I'm afraid there's been a serous error.

    Dr. Chumley: Dr. Sanderson, we don't permit errors in this institution.

  • Dr. Chumley: Get that woman out of the tub!

  • Dr. Chumley: Mrs. Simmons, can't we talk this matter over?

    Veta Louise Simmons: About what happened to me today? In the bath tub and everything? I don't want to talk to no one.

  • Dr. Chumley: I know where I'd go.

    Elwood P. Dowd: Where?

    Dr. Chumley: I'd go to Akron.

    Elwood P. Dowd: Akron? Oh, yes.

    Dr. Chumley: There's a cottage camp just outside of Akron and a grove of myrtle trees. Green, cool, beautiful.

    Elwood P. Dowd: That's my favorite tree.

    Dr. Chumley: And I'd go there with a pretty woman.

    Elwood P. Dowd: Oh!

    Dr. Chumley: A strange woman. A quiet woman.

    Elwood P. Dowd: Oh, under a tree?

    Dr. Chumley: I wouldn't even want to know her name. Where I would be just "Mr. Smith." And I would send out for cold beer.

    Elwood P. Dowd: No whiskey, huh?

    Dr. Chumley: No. Then I would tell her things. Things that I've never told to anyone. Things that are locked deep in here. And as I talk to her, I would want her to hold out a soft white hand and say, "Poor thing. Poor, poor thing."

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