“I don’t know anything, I’ve been in California for the last four years.” — Nick Charles
Well, Dashiell Hammett, really. Nick Charles is the character played by William Powell in the classic 1930’s film, The Thin Man. I’ve been watching it lately and greatly enjoying it. Nick and Nora — the lead character — are totally inebriated virtually the whole movie. Delightful!
I grew up in California, so I really don’t know anything.
Most of the lines I like to quote are from early Dylan (as in Bob, not Dylan Thomas). If you’re curious to see some of my personal favorites, check out Endnotes and Quotations.