Sally (angrily): “Do you know what you are?”
Buddy: “Yes, but I’ve learned to live with it.”
–Buddy Sorrell (played by Morey Amsterdam) responding to
Sally Rogers (played by Rose Marie)
The Bottom of Mel Cooley’s Heart
episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show
screenplay by John Whedon (grandfather of Joss)
This is one in a series of quotations.
I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years. I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations. I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people. In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author. As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say. These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on.
Hope you enjoy them!
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.