All the King's Men (1949) Poster

John Ireland: Jack Burden



  • Jack Burden : I tell you there's nothing on the judge.

    Willie Stark : Jack, there's something on everybody. Man is conceived in sin and born in corruption.

  • Jack Burden : Appeal to their emotions. Make them laugh; make them cry; make them mad, even if they get mad at you. But for heaven's sake, don't try to improve their minds.

  • [Madison sends Burden to the backwaters of the state to learn about political upstart Willie Stark] 

    Jack Burden : What's so special about him?

    Madison, the Editor : They say he's an honest man.

  • [to Willie Stark] 

    Jack Burden : You throw money around like it was money.

  • Jack Burden : Anne, Burden's Landing is a place on the Moon. It isn't real. It doesn't exist. It's me pretending to live on what I earn. It's my mother trying to keep herself young and drinking herself old. It's you and Adam living in this house as though your father were still alive. It's an old man like the judge dreaming of the past.

  • Sadie Burke : How'd you get him here? He was out stiff.

    Jack Burden : A hair of the dog that bit him.

    Sadie Burke : Hair? He must've swallowed the dog!

  • Sadie Burke : Was she pretty?

    Jack Burden : How should I know. I wasn't looking at her face.

  • Jack Burden : [Inside the governor's swerving car being driven at dangerous speeds by Sugar]  You'll never live to be impeached!

    Willie Stark : Boy, I'll live to be President!

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