Mrs. Jill Baker Quotes in That Uncertain Feeling (1941)
Mrs. Jill Baker Quotes:
Dr. Vengard: Most people know nothing about themselves. Nothing. Their own real personality is a complete stranger to them. Now, what I'm trying to do is to introduce you to your inner-self. I want you to get acquainted with yourself. Wouldn't you like to meet you? Don't you want to get to know yourself?
Mrs. Jill Baker: No. You see, I'm a little shy.
Margie Stallings: Now, I don't want to cause any trouble. But cold facts are cold facts! If Mr. and Mrs. Cooper come, that big, awful looking Mrs. Cooper, he shaves.
Mrs. Jill Baker: And if he has dinner alone with his wife, he doesn't shave!
Margie Stallings: And if anybody should shave, it's Mrs. Cooper!
Mrs. Jill Baker: And I spent three-and-a-half hours today at Elizabeth Arden's, but I don't rate a shave.
Sally Aikens: I was doing some secretarial work for Mr. Baker.
Mrs. Jill Baker: Oh, secretary's work on Saturday night?
Sally Aikens: Oh, well, eh, I-I'm a notary public too.
Mrs. Jill Baker: Oh, I see. And you brought your seal?
Sally Aikens: Oh, yes!
Mrs. Jill Baker: A-ha, a trained seal.
Margie Stallings: Dr. Vengard. I repeat it, Dr. Vengard is the man for you.
Mrs. Jill Baker: Don't let's go into that again. I will not be psycho-analyzed.
Extra in Ladies Room: Oh, now, Jill. That's a very middle-class attitude.
Mrs. Jill Baker: I'm a perfectly normal woman.
Margie Stallings: Well, that's sounds awfully dull.
Extra in Ladies Room: My dear you musn't say that about yourself - not even in fun!
Mrs. Jill Baker: EgÃ©szsÃ©gedre!
[looks around the table at the other guests; then, indicating Jill]
Alexander Sebastian: You smoke yourself?
Mrs. Jill Baker: Yes.
Alexander Sebastian: [a pause] You, eh, haven't got a cigarette, eh?
Mrs. Jill Baker: Yes.
[she takes her cigarette case from her handbag and offers it to him]
Alexander Sebastian: Haven't any without tips?
Mrs. Jill Baker: It's difficult to show you the symptoms at the moment, because - it comes and it goes.
Dr. Vengard: Oh, it comes and - it goes.
Mrs. Jill Baker: Yes. It's so unfortunate. It's always the same whenever I see a doctor. When - when I come, it goes. And when I go, it comes.
Dr. Vengard: Mrs. Baker, whatever comes and whatever goes, there's no denying it worries you a lot. So, please drop all your inhibitions, release your inner-self, and speak freely. What comes and what goes?
Mrs. Jill Baker: Hiccups!
Mrs. Jill Baker: Doctor, please believe me, there's nothing wrong with my marriage. You could go through all Park Avenue and you wouldn't find a happier couple.
Dr. Vengard: Well, I'm sorry, but it's my duty to explore every avenue, especially Park Avenue.
Mrs. Jill Baker: After all, husbands expect their wives to keep their figures.
Mrs. Jill Baker: I've always heard that the ideal marriage should be something of a mystery. That your husband should remain a kind of stranger to you. Someone whose acquaintance you'd like to renew every day.
Mrs. Jill Baker: Ah, good grief!
Larry Baker: Now, the tough man to crack is Kafka - of Universal Mattress. I've done a little detective work: he's a Hungarian. As a matter of fact, they're all Hungarians. So, so let's give the dinner a kind of - Hungarian touch, heh?
Mrs. Jill Baker: Now look, Larry...
Larry Baker: Oh, now listen, darling, I didn't expect you to behave like a gypsy. But, let's hire a Hungarian cook and make him a wonderful goulash!
Mrs. Jill Baker: Just a habit, isn't it?
Larry Baker: Yes, if you want to call it that.
Mrs. Jill Baker: Like scratching your head or patting your dog. Would you do it to some other woman?
Larry Baker: Well, I don't know. I never tried.
Mrs. Jill Baker: But, you do it to me.
Larry Baker: Well, you're my wife.
Mrs. Jill Baker: And that gives you the right to poke me in the stomach whenever you want, heh?
Mrs. Jill Baker: Larry, please don't keeks me anymore.
Alexander Sebastian: Let me warn you that I say what I think. I'm a complete individualist.
Mrs. Jill Baker: Really?
Alexander Sebastian: I'm against Communism, Capitalism, Fascism, Nazism. I'm against everything and everybody. I hate my fellow man and he hates me.
Mrs. Jill Baker: It sounds rather amusing.
Alexander Sebastian: So, I amuse you? I'm a clown, eh? Pagliacci!
Alexander Sebastian: What's wrong with you?
Mrs. Jill Baker: [Defensively] Nothing.
Alexander Sebastian: Why are you here? You don't go to a psycho-analyst to have tooth filled?
Alexander Sebastian: That's almost great.
Mrs. Jill Baker: Who painted it?
Alexander Sebastian: A woman. No man could be so malicious.
Mrs. Jill Baker: You are a puzzle, Mr. Alexander Sebastian.
Alexander Sebastian: And don't you try to solve me, Mrs. Happy Baker.
Mrs. Jill Baker: He's not a piano player, he's a pianist.
Mrs. Jill Baker: [Mr. Baker sneaks up behind Mrs. Baker and puts his hands over her eyes] Oh, nice surprise, eh! Ha-ha-ha. Hello, my genius. Ha-ha. Who are you going to be this evening? Come, tell your little cadenza! Are you - Mozart? Playful, tender? Or, are you the thundering Beethoven? Strong, fiery, unyielding! Come, darling. Tell your little cade - -
[Turns around, realizes it is her husband, and faints]
Mrs. Jill Baker: So, you can hit a man, but you don't dare strike a woman. You, coward, you!
Mrs. Jill Baker: How dare you say that about my beloved mother!
Larry Baker: Your beloved mother - pooh!
Mrs. Jill Baker: Who are you to pooh my mother?
Mrs. Jill Baker: [Repeated line] You cheap, second-rate, insurance peddler!
Mrs. Jill Baker: He had to get drunk to do it.
Mrs. Jill Baker: Very exciting - being transferred from the business world into the world of art. Nothing but Bach and Tchaikovsky!
Mrs. Jill Baker: I love to make him angry. He turns into a - big - Grizzly bear!
Mrs. Jill Baker: I only hope poor Larry has as good a time as I.
Margie Stallings: Well, when I saw him at the Monte Carlo...
Mrs. Jill Baker: Oh, yes, I suppose that was another one of those dull, business evenings. Was it a large party?
Margie Stallings: No, I'd say she was about your size.
Mrs. Jill Baker: There's no use pretending - I'm defeated.
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