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James Cagney Quotes
“Ladies and gentlemen. My mother thanks you.
My father thanks you. My sister thanks you.
And I thank you.”
James Cagney as George Cohan in
“Yankee Doodle Dandy” (1942)
“With me, a career was the simple
matter of putting groceries on the table.”
“Now look here, you stupid little
broad, do you know who I am? Do you
think I let dames talk to me that way?
James Cagney as Martin Snyder in
“Love Me or Leave Me” (1955)
“They need you. Without you, they have an empty
screen. So, when you get on there, just do what
you think is right and stick with it.”
“Once a song and dance man, always a song
and dance man. Those few words tell as much
about me professionally as there is to tell.”
“Made it, Ma!
Top of the world!”
James Cagney as gangster Cody Jarrett in
“White Heat” (1949)
“You know, the period of World War I and the Roaring Twenties
were really just about the same as today. You worked, and you
made a living if you could, and you tried to make the best of
things. For an actor or a dancer, it was no different then
than today. It was a struggle.”
“Learn your lines, find your mark, look `em
in the eye and tell `em the truth.”