Good Quotes: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

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Muriel Blandings: You remember Bunny Funkhouser, dear, that clever young interior decorator that we met at the Collins’ cocktail party.

Jim Blandings: You mean that young man with the open-toed sandals? What about him?

Muriel Blandings: Well, you know how long we’ve said we’ve got to do something about fixing up this apartment. Well, a couple of weeks ago, he called, and I asked him to come over, and he had some simply wonderful ideas, and I didn’t want to bother you with sketches and estimates until I knew whether we could afford it. So I sent them over to Bill.

Jim Blandings: How much?

Muriel Blandings: What’s the point in asking how much until you know what you’re going to get?

Jim Blandings: I’ve seen Bunny Funkhouser. I *know* what I’m going to get.

– Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House