Quotes from the Movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

One of those no-neck monsters hit me with some ice cream. Their fat little heads sit on their fat little bodies without a bit of connection...you can't wring their necks if they got no necks to wring. Isn't that right, honey?...Think of it, they've got five monsters and number six comin' up.

Maggie the Cat

I'll tell you what they're up to, boy of mine! They're up to cutting you out of your father's estate...There's some things you gotta face, baby. There's some things in this world you simply got to face.

Maggie the Cat

Big Daddy dotes on you, honey. And he just can't stand Brother Man and Brother Man's wife, that monster of fertility. She's downright odious to him. I can tell. Just like I can tell he likes me. That's the second thing we got on our side. He likes me. The way he looks me up and down, over, he's still got an eye for girls.

Maggie the Cat

I think it's mighty fine the way that ole fellow on the doorstep of death still takes in my shape with what I consider deserved appreciation.

Maggie the Cat

Truth! Truth! Everybody keeps hollerin' about the truth. Well, the truth is as dirty as lies.

Maggie the Cat

I hate apologies, especially for the truth.

Big Daddy

Close around ten million dollars in cash and blue-chip stocks. Besides, with twenty-eight thousand acres of the richest land this side of the valley Nile...But there's one thing you can't buy in a Europe firesale or in any other market on earth. And that's your life. You can't buy back your life when it's finished...The human animal is a beast that eventually has to die. And if he's got money, he buys and he buys and he buys. The reason why he buys everything he can is because his crazy hope is one of the things he buys will be life everlasting - which you never can be.

Big Daddy

What's that smell in this room? Didn't you notice it Brick? Didn't you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?...There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity...You can smell it. It smells like death.

Big Daddy

They're all Pollitts, I'm proud to say, every one of 'em. And I know that Big Daddy's just as proud as we are knowin' there's a whole dynasty of his flesh and blood waitin' to take over.

Mae Flynn Pollitt

There ain't nothin' wrong with Big Daddy but nerves...He's as sound as a dollar, and now he knows he is. That's why he ate such a supper. He had a load off his mind, knowin' he wasn't doomed to what he'd thought he was doomed to.

Big Mama

Family crisis brings out the best and the worst in every member of the family.

Brick Pollitt

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