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Quotations from Marty

Marty is a romantic drama film about two people who say they will never find love. That is, until they meet each other. The film first starts out by introducing Marty, an enormous Italian-American butcher that lives with his mother and lost all hope of finding a wife. However, his mother convinces him to atttend the Stardust Ballroom one day and he ends up connecting with a schoolteacher anmed Clara. Directed by Delbert Mann. Starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair.

Marty won the Best Picture Oscar. It is seen as an extention of a teleplay made two years prior to it being released. Read some quotes from the flick below.


Marty Pilletti: Ma, sooner or later, there comes a point in a man's life when he's gotta face some facts. And one fact I gotta face is that, whatever it is that women like, I ain't got it.
Aunt Catherine: So I'm an old garbage bag put in the street, huh?... These are the worst years, I tell you. It's going to happen to you. I'm afraid to look in a mirror. I'm afraid I'm gonna see an old lady with white hair, just like the old ladies in the park with little bundles and black shawls waiting for the coffin. I'm fifty-six years old. And what am I gonna do with myself? I've got strength in my hands. I want to clean. I want to cook. I want to make dinner for my children. Am I an old dog to lay near the fire till my eyes close? These are terrible years, Theresa, terrible years... It's gonna happen to you. It's gonna happen to you! What are you gonna do if Marty gets married? Huh? What are you gonna cook? Where's all the children playing in all the rooms? Where's the noise? It's a curse to be a widow, a curse! What are you gonna do if Marty gets married? What are you gonna do?
Aunt Catherine: College girls are one step from the street, I tell you. My son Joseph wife, she type on the typewriter - one step from the street!
Marty Pilletti: You don't like her. My mother don't like her. She's a dog. And I'm a fat, ugly man. Well, all I know is I had a good time last night. I'm gonna have a good time tonight. If we have enough good times together, I'm gonna get down on my knees. I'm gonna beg that girl to marry me. If we make a party on New Year's, I got a date for that party. You don't like her? That's too bad.
Marty Pilletti: I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life.
Marty Pilletti: [to Clara] You know, us dogs aren't really so much of the dogs that we think we are.
Marty Pilletti: Alright, ma, I'll wear the blue suit! But I'm still an ugly little man.
Marty Pilletti: All my brothers and brothers-in-laws tell me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don't get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you become a professor of pain.
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