Movie Quotes from Long Goodbye, The: Quotes from the movie Long Goodbye, The

–Harry, I’m proud to have you followin’ me.
–Thank you.

–Nobody cares but me.
–Well, that’s you, Marlowe. You’ll never learn. You’re a born loser.
–Yeah, I even lost my cat.

–So you know James Madison?
–Well, we met him for the first time, yes.

–So you used me?
–Hell, that’s what friends are for. I was in a jam.

–Tijuana now?
–Now, Tijuana.

Are you lying about Roger?

Did your mouth ever get so dry that you could put a cigarette out in it?

Find my husband.

Get out!

He’s got a girl and I got a cat.

Hey! Mrs. Wade!

Hey, Marlboro!

I can remember when people just had jobs.

I don’t believe he killed her. I don’t believe he killed himself.

I don’t do any divorce work.

I lost my cat.

I need a ride.

I prefer an itemized accounting.

I want my money!

I was haunted.

I’ll tell you…It’s a minor crime, a misdemeaner, to kill your wife.
The major crime is he stole my money. Your friend stole my money. The penalty for that is capital punishment.

I’m a man who cannot stand confinement.

I’m drinking what you’re drinking.

I’m going on in, and I’m calling Ronald Reagan.

It’s a long goodbye. And it happens every day.

It’s Minnie Mouse.

It’s okay with me.

Now that’s someone I love. Think what would happen to you.

Oh, is this where I’m supposed to say, ‘What is all this about?’ And he says, ‘Shut up, I ask the questions?’

Private eye with a private elevator.


See, what we have here is a problem in communication. I knew it from the beginning.

Some day, all the pigs area gonna be in here and all the people are gonna be out there.

Terry Lennox is dead, Marlowe. The case is closed.

Terry Lennox wasn’t at the end of his rope.

That’s someone I love. And you, I don’t even like.

The point is money!

There’s gonna be a lot of people lookin’ for me as a result of my lovely wife.

This is Friday night. It’s erev Shabbos. Know where I’m supposed to be? I’m supposed to be in Temple.

Well, home is where the heart is, right?

When a writer can’t write, it’s like being impotent.

While you live in this joint, I live in Trousdale. Three acres. Across the street from President Nixon.

You can keep your heart in an ashcan.

You can’t do better than that at Chasen’s. Here, Kitty.

You think he killed Sylvia Lennox?

You’re not supposed to let me see you following me.

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