I can condone poor swordsmanship but not bad manners.
—Sir Ronald Burton, The Black Castle (1952)
It’s never too early to learn good manners.—Jenny Portman, Raising Helen (2004)
What do I need manners for? I already got me a wife.—Adam, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Be polite, but don’t kiss ass.—Barber Martin, Gran Torino (2008)
I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners, I don’t like them myself. They are pretty bad. Igrieve over them on long winter evenings.—Philip Marlowe, The Big Sleep (1946)
Bad table manners, my dear Gigi, have broken up more households than infidelity. —Aunt Alicia, Gigi (1958)
If manners prevent our speaking the truth, we will be without manners.—Ianto Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
You need to learn some fucking manners!—Wesley, Nurse Betty (2000)
Never interrupt your enemy while he’s making a mistake. That’s bad manners. —Napoleon Bonaparte, Waterloo (1970)
Bad manners, Mr. Boray, the infallible sign of talent!
—Helen Wright, Humoresque (1946)
Perhaps you prefer a gentleman. One of those fine-‐mannered and honorable gentlemen. Those panting hypocrites who like your legs but talk about your garters. —Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
There’s no need to forget your manners just because there’s a war on.—Hilda, When the Wind Blows (1986)
There’s no delicacy nowadays. No consideration for others. Refinement’s a thing of the past! Manners are dead!
—King Henry VIII, The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)