it's a bitter little worldoooh i want this book! add this to my christmas 2005 wishlist that's not gonna get fulfilled.
Amazon book description: Everything you need to know in life you can learn from film noir. And everything you can learn from film noir, you can find in It's a Bitter Little World.
Sample quotes from Mad Professor:
Out of the Past this is my favorite quote:
JEFF BAILEY/JEFF MARKHAM: I sell gasoline, I make a small profit. With that,I buy groceries. The grocer makes a profit. We call it earning a living. You may have heard of it somewhere.
Ride the Pink Horse 
FRANK HUGO: Small fry. All your life you waste time worrying about small fry things. About a job. About a two buck raise. About getting a pension.
FRANK HUGO: Guys like you work all their lives breaking their backs, trying to earn meat and potatoes. You end up borrowing enough money to buy a hole in the ground to get buried in. Then when you get a chance to make some realscratch, what do you do, mice like you and Shorty? You ask for peanuts.
Force of Evil  WALLY: What do you mean “gangsters”? It’s business.
Pitfall  TOMMY FORBES: Is there anything you want me to do today, Dad?
JOHN FORBES: Yeah. Until my rich uncle dies, quit growing.