Remembering Blake Edwards: Unforgettable Lines From His Best Films

Kim Conte
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audrey hepburn breakfast at tiffany'sBlake Edwards -- known for directing Pink Panther and Breakfast at Tiffany's -- has died at age 88 from complications of pneumonia at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday night in Santa Monica. His wife since 1969, Julie Andrews, and other family members were there by his side.

The very prolific writer, director, and producer worked with such stars as Jack Lemmon, Audrey Hepburn, Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore, and, of course, Andrews, and was well-known for his love of slapstick comedy and farcical situations. Here's a brief look back at some of the greatest lines from his movies.

-"I'm crazy about Tiffany's." (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

-"What kind of candle is zis?" (Pink Panther)

-"Well, anything worth having is worth suffering for, isn't it?" (Days of Wine and Roses)

-"A girl can't read that sort of thing without her lipstick." (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

-"I wood lake toi beh a demburger [I would like to buy a hamburger]." (Pink Panther)

-"Of course, personally, I think it'd be tacky to wear diamonds before I'm forty." (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

-"Thanks for the compliment, but I know how I look. This is the way I look when I'm sober. It's enough to make a person drink, wouldn't you say? You see, the world looks so dirty to me when I'm not drinking. Joe, remember Fisherman's Wharf? The water when you looked too close? That's the way the world looks to me when I'm not drinking." (Days of Wine and Roses)

-"You mean amazing because I'm a woman." (The Great Race)

-"A woman is like a ... artichoke; you have to do a bit of work, before you get to her heart." (Pink Panther)

 

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