Quotation by Ben Hecht

Listen to me. You come into this town, and you think you're headed somewhere, don't you? You think you're gonna get there with a gun, but you're not. Get me. You know why, 'cause you got thousand dollar bills pasted right across your eyes. And someday you're gonna stumble and fall down in the gutter, right where the horses have been standin', right where you belong.
Ben Hecht (1893–1964), U.S. writer, screenwriter, Seton I. Miller, screenwriter, John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, and W.R. Burnett, screenwriter. Chief Detective (Edwin Maxwell), Scarface, scornful warning to gangster Tony Camonte (Paul Muni) (1932).

Additional author Howard Hawks.
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