Nancy Blake Quotes in The Women (1939)


Nancy Blake Quotes:

  • Nancy Blake: You just can't bear Mary's happiness, can you, Sylvia? It gets you down.

    Sylvia Fowler: How ridiculous! Why should it?

    Nancy Blake: Because she's contented. Contented to be what she is.

    Sylvia Fowler: Which is what?

    Nancy Blake: A woman.

    Sylvia Fowler: Ah! And what are we?

    Nancy Blake: Females.

    Sylvia Fowler: Really. And what are you, pet?

    Nancy Blake: What nature abhors: I'm an old maid, a frozen asset.

  • Sylvia Fowler: Well, heaven be praised, I'm on to my husband, I wouldn't trust him on Alcatraz, the mouse.

    Peggy Day: Sylvia, you oughtn't talk about him like that! Why, I think it's disloyal!

    Sylvia Fowler: Oh now, listen Peggy, do we know how the men talk about us when we're not around?

    Nancy Blake: I've heard rumours.

    Sylvia Fowler: Exactly... And uh... While we're on the subject, have either of you wondered whether the master of this maison might not be straying?

    Nancy Blake: I haven't.

    Sylvia Fowler: Well, for all you know Mary Haines may be living in a fool's paradise.

    Nancy Blake: You're so resourceful darling. I ought to go to you for plots.

    Sylvia Fowler: You ought to go to *someone*.

  • Peggy Day: Oh, I wish I could make a little money writing the way you do!

    Nancy Blake: If you wrote the way I do, that's just what you'd make.

    Sylvia Fowler: You're not a very popular author, are you, dear?

    Nancy Blake: Not with you.

  • Sylvia Fowler: [Showing her nails to Mary] Mary, how do you like that?

    Nancy Blake: Too, too adorable.

    Sylvia Fowler: Ah, you have no idea how it stays on... I get it at Sydney's. You should go, Mary. A wonderful new manicurist. Olga's her name; she's marvelous. Isn't that divine? Jungle Red!

    Nancy Blake: Looks like you've been tearing at somebody's throat!

    Sylvia Fowler: [Smacks her hand on the table] I'll be darned, Nancy, if I'll let you ride me anymore!

    Mary Haines: Oh Sylvia, Nancy's only trying to be clever, too.

    Sylvia Fowler: Well, she takes a crack at everything about me... Even my nails!

    Mary Haines: Well, I like them, I really do. Sydney's, Olga's, Jungle Red... I'll remember.

  • Edith Potter: What are you going to write next, Nancy? Animal stories?

    Nancy Blake: [looking at Sylvia Fowler] I wouldn't have to go to Africa for that.

  • Nancy Blake: [to Countess DeLave] Chin up.

    Miriam Aarons: Right, both of them.

  • Sylvia Fowler: What are you, pet?

    Nancy Blake: What nature abhors. I am an old maid, a frozen asset.

  • Sylvia Fowler: I'd die before I hurt Edith.

    Nancy Blake: [offering Sylvia a tray of nuts] Nuts.

  • Jane: [Opens the door for Edith] How do you do, Mrs. Potter?

    Edith Potter: Hello, Jane.

    Jane: And how are you feeling today?

    Edith Potter: Too awful. I wouldn't wish my woes on my worst friend.

    [Looks around the corner]

    Edith Potter: Oh Jane, will you tell Mrs. Fowler that I'd like to speak to her out here for just a moment.

    Jane: Yes, Mrs. Potter.

    Nancy Blake: [Comes around the corner and surprises Edith] How's the little mother?

    Edith Potter: [shouts out to Jane] Jane! Never mind about that...

    [to Nancy]

    Edith Potter: Hello, dear...

    Nancy Blake: The spider's in the parlor. Let's go join her.

  • Edith Potter: Weren't you going to Africa to shoot, Nancy?

    Nancy Blake: As soon as my book's out.

    Sylvia Fowler: I don't blame you. I'd rather face a tiger any day than the sort of things the critics said about your last book.

  • Nancy Blake: [looking at Sylvia Fowler's blouse] Great guns. What are you made up for? The Seeing Eye?

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