Professor: War is hell, Mr. Thornhill, even if it's just a cold one. Roger Thornhill: If you fellows can't lick the Vandamms of this world without asking girls like her to bed down with them, and fly away with them, and probably never come back, perhaps you ought to start learning how to lose a few cold wars. Professor: I'm afraid we're already doing that.
Ernest Lehman (b.1920), U.S. screenwriter. Alfred Hitchcock. Professor (Leo G. Carroll), Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), North by Northwest, after learning that Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) is leaving the country with enemy agent Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) (1959).