June 22, 2015

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
John Churton Collins

[Talking to a hotel guest over the phone]
"Hello? What's that, sir? You've been up in your room three-and-a-half hours, and your trunks haven't arrived? Well, put your pants on. Nobody'll know the difference."
— Ronald Kornblow (Groucho Marx), A Night in Casablanca (1946)

The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
-- Victor Borge

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)(part 2 of 4)
  • Rumors began to reach the studio that director Sam Peckinpah was unable to work due to his heavy drinking. So as a joke, a photo was taken which showed Peckinpah on a stretcher being fed whiskey through an IV bottle while cast members carried him.
  • According to Kris Kristofferson, director Sam Peckinpah so detested the studio cut of this film he actually urinated on the screen.
  • Sam Peckinpah had Roger Miller (singer of "King of the Road") in mind for the soundtrack, but Kris Kristofferson suggested Bob Dylan.
  • Kris Kristofferson fell in love with on-screen love interest Rita Coolidge and the two were married shortly after filming.
  • Film debut of Bob Dylan.
  • Governor Lew Wallace (Jason Robards) was the author of "Ben-Hur".
  • At various stages of the film's gestation, there was talk of Marlon Brando and Jon Voight, Robert Redford and Sam Shepard, and Jack Nicholson and John Denver playing the lead roles.
  • After seeing Kris Kristofferson perform at the Troubadour in Los Angeles and his appearance in Cisco Pike (1972), Sam Peckinpah decided to cast him as Billy the Kid in this film.

  • Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
    Warren Buffett

  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • England is smaller than New England.
  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • Switzerland is the only country with a square flag.
  • In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

  • A man drove to the store. He got out, and accidentally locked his keys in the car. He went in the store, and bought some milk. He came back out and unlocked the door without touching "anything" on the outside of the car. How did he do it?

    Yogi Berra
    Pair up in threes.
    Yogi Berra

    “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

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