Beauclerc: You've got a good memory for one who drinks. Eddie: Drinkin' don't bother my memory. If it did, I wouldn't drink. I couldn't. You see, I'd forget how good it was. Then where'd I be? I'd start drinkin' water again.
Jules Furthman (1888–1960), U.S. screenwriter, William Faulkner (1897–1962), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Beauclerc (Paul Marion), Eddie (Walter Brennan), To Have and Have Not, Eddie defends his drinking to the Free French leader who wants to hire Harry Morgan's (Humphrey Bogart) boat (1944).