Sunset Boulevard is a 1950 American black comedy film noir. Praised by many critics when first released, Sunset Boulevard was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won three. It is often ranked among the greatest movies ever made. Here’s our list of the best Sunset Boulevard Quotes.

Sunset Boulevard Quotes

Don’t you know the finest things in the world have been written on an empty stomach.

We didn’t need dialog. We had faces.

A great big package of rain, oversized, like everything else in California.

What you’re trying to say is you don’t want me to love you. Say it. Say it!

What kind of a silly thing was that to do? To fall in love with you, that was the idiotic thing.

I didn’t want to hurt you. You’ve been good to me. You’re the only person in this stinking town that has been good to me. Why don’t you just say thank you and go? Go, go!

Not until you promise to act like a sensible human being.

I’ll do it again. I’ll do it again. I’ll do it again.

I don’t want to be a reader all my life. I want to write.

I bought myself a revolver, I did. I did! I stood in front of that mirror, but I couldn’t make myself do it.

Don’t just stand there hating me! Shout at me! Strike me! But don’t hate me. Say you don’t hate me, Joe

You can’t go! Max! Max! I can’t face life without you.

Funny how gentle people get with you once you’re dead

Audiences don’t know somebody sits down and writes a picture; they think the actors make it up as they go along.

So they were turning after all, those cameras. Life, which can be strangely merciful, had taken pity on Norma Desmond. The dream she had clung to so desperately had enfolded her.