Now wait a minute. You listen to me. I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex- wives, and several bartenders dependent on me. And I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself slightly killed.
Ernest Lehman (b.1920), U.S. screenwriter. Alfred Hitchcock. Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), North by Northwest, Thornhill protests when the Professor (Leo G. Carroll) asks him to continue posing as the fictitious George Kaplan. (1959).