Quotes: Grande Dame

"Why are they laughing, Julie?"
Margaret Dumont — Attributed to her by Groucho Marx (whose real first name was "Julius"), who often claimed she never understood any of The Marx Brothers' jokes.

"The air is the air — what can be done?"
T'Pau (Celia Lovsky) — Star Trek: The Original Series: "Amok Time"

"I regard the entire personnel of the ensemble of our musical comedy theatres as — if you will pardon me being Victorian for a moment — painted hussies."
"They've got to paint."
"Well, they needn't huss."
Lady Julia Fish to her son Ronnie — Heavy Weather