Quotation by John Huston

Sam Spade: You, eh, you aren't exactly the sort of a person you pretend to be, are you?
Brigid O'Shaughnessy: Why, I'm not sure I know exactly what you mean.
Spade: The schoolgirl manner. You know, blushing, stammering, and all that.
Brigid: I haven't lived a good life. I've been bad. Worse than you can know.
Spade: Yeah, well that's good. Because if you actually were as innocent as you pretend to be, we'd never get anywhere.
Brigid: I won't be innocent.
John Huston (1906–1987), U.S. filmmaker. Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) and Brigid O'Shaughnessy (Mary Astor), The Maltese Falcon (1941).

Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.
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