Hepburn – Movie Quote Quiz

LizzieLou | trivia | Monday, March 16th, 2009

In what movie did Katharine Hepburn’s character say…?

1.  I don’t smoke, I only drink champagne when I’m lucky enough to get it, my hair is naturally natural, I live alone… and so do you. [Desk Set – LongLostLady!]

2.  I’d hang you from the nipples, but you’d shock the children. [The Lion in Winter – LongLostLady!]

3.  Now that I’ve had a taste of it I don’t wonder why you love boating! [The African Queen – LongLostLady!]

4.  The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower, suitable to any occasion. I carried them on my wedding day and now I place them here in memory of something that has died. [Stage Door – Jenni!]

5.  Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse and I’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight and away we’re going to go, go, go! [On Golden Pond – Jenni!]

6.  You’ve got no faith in Johnny, have you, Julia? His little dream may fall flat, you think. Well, so it may, what if it should? There’ll be another. Oh, I’ve got all the faith in the world in Johnny. Whatever he does is all right with me. If he wants to dream for a while, he can dream for a while, and if he wants to come back and sell peanuts, oh, how I’ll believe in those peanuts! [Holiday – Matt!]

7.  I hope you’re going to tell me your name. I want you for my first friend in New York. Mine’s Eva Lovelace. It’s partly made up and partly real. It was Ada Love. Love’s my family name. I added the ‘lace.’ Do you like it, or would you prefer something shorter?

8.  Y for him, IE for me. [Adam’s Rib – Kim! & LongLostLady!]

9.  Now I have some instructions for you. I want you to go straight back to the gallery. Start your motor. When you get to the gallery tell Jennifer that she will be looking after things temporarily. She’s to give me a ring if there’s anything she can’t deal with herself. Then go into the office, and make out a check, for “cash,” for the sum of $5,000. Then carefully, but carefully Hilary, remove absolutely everything that might subsequently remind me that you had ever been there, including that yellow thing with the blue bulbs which you have such an affection for. Then take the check, for $5,000, which I feel you deserve, and get – permanently – lost. It’s not that I don’t want to know you – although I don’t – it’s just that I’m afraid we’re not really the sort of people that you can afford to be associated with. Don’t speak, Hilary, just… go. [Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – Jenni!]

10. There *is* a leopard on your roof and it’s my leopard and I have to get it and to get it I have to sing.[Bringing Up Baby – Matt!]


  1. All of that sounds precisely like KH to me, except I can’t quite imagine her saying “nipples.”

    I could prolly guess at least one of those, but my face hurts and I’m having trouble breathing. Must no longer be vertical now . . . . wheeeeeeeeeze

    Comment by Lolly — March 16, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

  2. #4 sounds like Suddenly, Last Summer.

    #10 must be Bringing Up Baby, no?

    Others sounds very familiar, but her movies are all running together in my head.

    Comment by Matt — March 17, 2009 @ 9:11 am

  3. #4. I think is “Stage Door”

    #5. “On Golden Pond”

    Comment by jenni — March 17, 2009 @ 11:35 am

  4. #8 is Adam’s Rib. Right?

    Comment by Kim — March 18, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

  5. Nice quiz, Lizzie! I have hunches about the others but for now:

    #2. “The Lion in Winter”
    #3. “The African Queen”
    #8. “Adam’s Rib”

    p.s. I know you think I’ve completely fallen off the earth & forgotten you, but I am simply egregiously behind on my correspondence. Please be on the lookout for friendly communique near/under/around/in your post box very soon ;-)

    Comment by the long lost lady — March 19, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

  6. Good work everybody!

    @LLL your hunches are probably right… take a shot :)
    and I’ve not been worrying about you having forgotten me. I get the getting behind on one’s correspondence. No worries! Any missive is welcome, and I think I owe you some more words too.

    Comment by LizzieLou — March 19, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

  7. Is #6 Holiday?

    Comment by Matt — March 20, 2009 @ 8:06 am

  8. Right again!

    Comment by LizzieLou — March 20, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

  9. #9. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

    Comment by jenni — March 21, 2009 @ 9:21 am

  10. Whoops, too late for #9, but I believe #1 is “Desk Set”, featuring the giant flashing & blooping EMERAC.

    Comment by the long lost lady — March 24, 2009 @ 6:16 pm

  11. You Rock JK! I love the part in that movie when Bunny is all “oh no I am not going to live with another lady and have cats” – I paraphrase. Can you imagine the horror!?!

    Comment by LizzieLou — March 25, 2009 @ 7:55 am

  12. no YOU rock, Ms. Lizzie!

    Actually, I think, while Bunny’s quite comfortable with the notion, it’s Joan Blondell’s character who’s appalled at the thought of cohabiting with Kate and cats, protesting “but we like MEN!”… poor Joan :-P

    Comment by I'm no lady — March 25, 2009 @ 8:49 am

  13. I sit corrected! Good for Bunny! I think you would like William Mann’s dishy biography (called “Kate: the woman who was Hepburn”).

    Comment by LizzieLou — March 26, 2009 @ 10:47 am

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress | Theme by Roy Tanck