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Sterling Silver Dialogue #16

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"You've got a nasty reputation Mr. Gitts. I like that."

Jake Gittes: “How much are you worth?”
Noah Cross: “I have no idea. How much do you want?”
Jake Gittes: “I just wanna know what you’re worth. More than 10 million?”
Noah Cross: “Oh my, yes!”
Jake Gittes: “Why are you doing it?” How much better can you eat? What could you buy that you can’t already afford?”
Noah Cross: “The future, Mr. Gitts! The future!” 

 

 

"My purpose is madness. It's the only way you can really tell what happens in war. By lying you can open the door a little crack on the truth."

 


"I know I've got lots of faults, but being in love with you isn't one of them, is it?"

 


"I am not putting the knock on dolls. It's just that they are something to have around only when they come in handy... like cough drops."

 

 

"You like money. You've got a great big dollar sign there where most women have a heart."

 

"You have my sympathies, then. You have not yet learned that in this life you have to be like everyone else - the perfect mediocrity; no better, no worse. Individuality's a monster and it must be strangled in it's cradle to make our friends feel confident. You know, I've often thought that the gangster and the artist are the same in the eyes of the masses. They are admired and hero-worshipped, but there is always present underlying wish to see them destroyed at the peak of their glory."


Fisher: "Sounds pretty mysterious. What's it all about?"
(response) "There are some things, my dear Fisher, which bear not much looking into. You have undoubtedly heard of the Siberian goatherd who tried to discover the true nature of the sun; he stared up at the heavenly body until it made him blind. There are many things of this sort, including love, and death, and... maybe we'll discuss this later today. Please remember to make that call if I'm not back at 6:30."

(as she’s dying) "It isn't fair. I never had anybody but you. Not a real husband. Not even a man. Just a bad joke without a punch line."

 

 

"What she meant we'll never know. It's what she said that counts."

 

 

"They were all godless here. They used to bring their women here - brazen, lolling creatures in silks and satins. They filled the house with laughter and sin, laughter and sin. And if I ever went down among them, my own father and brothers - they would tell me to go away and pray, and I prayed - and left them with their lustful red and white women."

(feels the fabric of a guest’s low-cut gown) "Fine stuff, but it'll rot."
(touches her skin above the neckline) "Finer stuff still, but it'll rot too!"

(recurring line) “No beds!”

"The fact is, Morgan is an uncivilized brute. Sometimes he drinks heavily. A night like this will set him going and once he's drunk he's rather dangerous."

(recurring line) “Have a potato.”

 


"What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?"
(reply) "My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters."
(response) "The waters? What waters? We're in the desert."
(reply) "I was misinformed."

"Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

 

 

"I have a feeling this is going to be the beginning of a beautiful hatred."

Sterling Silver Dialogue #15

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"You wanna be worshiped? Go to India and moo."

 

 

"You can get further with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word."

 

"Welcome to Chicago. This town stinks like a whorehouse at low tide."

 

 

"Ah Maggie, in the world of advertising, there's no such thing as a lie. There's only expedient exaggeration. You ought to know that."

 

(Referring to the drinks they've already had) "We've gotten a head start here, Mr. Thornhill."

Roger Thornhill: (Just arriving) "That won't last long."

 

(singing) "I've grown accustomed to my bourbon."

 

(on the telephone) "No. No, Mother, I have not been drinking. No. No, these two men, they poured a whole bottle of bourbon into me... No, they didn't give me a chaser."

 

"We'll get 'em. We'll throw the book at 'em. Assault and kidnapping. Assault with a gun and a bourbon and a sports car. We'll get 'em."

 

 

"You're marking time is what you are. You're backing off. You're hiding out. You're waiting for a bus that you hope never comes because you don't wanna get on it anyway because you don't wanna go anywhere, all right?"

 

 

"Two people dead, just so we can live without working!"

 

"We go together, Annie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together."

 

 

"I didn't want a house. I didn't want all those pots and pans. I didn't want anything but you. It's God's own blessing I didn't get you."

(reply) "Why?"

(response) "Cause I'm a loner clear down deep to my very guts. Know what a loner is? He's a born cripple. He's a cripple because the only person he can live with is himself. It's his life, the way he wants to live. It's all for him. A guy like that, he'd kill a woman like you. Because he couldn't love you, not the way you are loved."

 

 

"I've had hangovers before, but this time, even my hair hurts."

 

"If there's anything worse than a woman living alone, it's a woman saying she likes it."

 

 

"You're told that the girl you were with last night was found in Benedict Canyon, murdered. Dumped from a moving car. What's your reaction? Shock? Horror? Sympathy? No... just petulance at being questioned. A couple of feeble jokes. You puzzle me, Mr. Steele."

Dixon Steele: "Well, I grant you, the jokes could've been better, but I don't see why the rest should worry you... that is, unless you plan to arrest me for lack of emotion."

 

"You know, Ms. Gray, you're one up on me - you can see into my apartment but I can't see into yours."

(reply) "I promise you, I won't take advantage of it."

(response) "I would, if it were the other way around."

 

"I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me."

 

 

 

Sterling Silver Dialogue #14

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(After arriving at a secret hiding place for stolen money) "My uncle's grave. He was always good at keeping money so I thought I'd let him keep mine safe."

 

(A beautiful woman upon accidentally bumping into a man) "Oh, I'm sorry."

(the man looking her over) "I'm not."

 

 

Pool Attendant: "They kept it all incognito. They're gonna collect the body in an ice cream van."

(response) "There's a lot of dignity in that, isn't there? Going out like a raspberry ripple."

 

Casino Manager: "It was a good night. Nothing unusual."

(response) "'Nothing unusual', he says! Eric's been blown to smithereens, Colin's been carved up, and I've got a bomb in me casino, and you say nothing unusual."

 

"Walk to the car, Billy, or I'll blow your spine off."

(response) "That's not a shooter, is it, Harold?"

(reply) "Oh don't be silly, Billy. Would I come hunting for you with me fingers?"

 

 

"I'd look good in a mink coat, honey."

(response) "You'd look good in a shower curtain."

 

"You wouldn't kill me in cold blood, would ya?"

(response) "No, I'll let ya warm up a little."

 

 

"Diamond, the only trouble with you is, you'd like to be me. You'd like to have my organization, my influence, my fix. You can't, it's impossible. You think it's money. It's not. It's personality. You haven't got it. You're a cop. Slow. Steady. Intelligent. With a bad temper and a gun under your arm. With a big yen for a girl you can't have. First is first and second is nobody."

 

 

(Nathan, to board members at an advertising agency) "Gentlemen I'd like you to meet Dr. Alvin Weasely. Dr. Weasely is one of the most respected motivational researchers in the country. Harvey's beer has dropped 84 percent. So Dr. Weasely will tell us how the American public really feels about beer. Dr. Weasely."

(Dr. Weasely) "Beer is for men who doubt their masculinity. That's why it's so popular at sporting events and poker games. On a superficial level a glass of beer is a cool, soothing beverage. But in reality... a glass of beer is:  peepee dickie! That's it."

(Nathan) Beautiful!... Beautiful!

 

 

"You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."

 

 

"Well, you're about as romantic as a pair of handcuffs."

 

(looking over an undistinguished hotel room) "Hey, I like this. Early nothing."

 

"The main thing is to have the money. I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better."

 

 

(after an assassination) "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."

 

 

"Hope's a funny thing. You can have it even when there ain't no reason for it."

 

"I do think I oughta' kiss you just once, though, for all the times I won't."

Sterling Silver Dialogue #13

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"You always have a very smooth explanation ready."

(response) "What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?"

 

"I certainly wish you would have invented a more reasonable story. I felt distinctly like an idiot repeating it."

(response) "Don't worry about the story's goofiness. A sensible one would have had us all in the cooler."

 

"Well sir, here's to plain speaking, clear understanding. You're a close-mouthed man?"

(response) "Nah, I like to talk."

(reply) "Better and better. I distrust a close-mouthed man. He generally picks the wrong time to talk and says the wrong things. Talking's something you can't do judiciously, unless you keep in practice. Now, sir. We'll talk, if you like. I'll tell you right out, I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk."

 

"That's wonderful sir, wonderful. I do like a man who tells you right out he's looking out for himself. Don't we all? I don't trust a man who says he's not."

 

"By Gad sir, you are a character, that you are! There's never any telling what you'll say or do next, except that it's bound to be something astonishing."

 

"Keep on riding me and they're gonna be picking iron out of your liver."

 (reply) "The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter."

 

 

"Look, I'll make it easy for you. The time has come when you must tell me you have a wife and two adorable children... and this madness between us can't go on any longer."

(response) "Bet you've heard that line often enough."

 

"This is a very strange love affair."

(response) "Why?"

(reply) "Maybe the fact that you don't love me."

 

 

 

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?"

"Woof, woof, woof! That's my dog imitation."

"Always with the negative waves Moriarty. Always with the negative waves."

"Arf arf arf... That's my other dog impression."

 

"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be."

Sterling Silver Dialogue #12

 

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"There's something about the sound of my own voice that fascinates me."

 

Veda: (regarding a gift from her mother) "The dress. It's awful cheap material. I can tell by the smell."

Kay: (Veda's sister) "What did you expect? Want it inlaid with gold?"

Veda: "Well, it seems to me, if you're buying anything, it should be the best. This is definitely not the best."

Kay: "Oh, quit. You're breakin' my heart."

Veda: "Oh it's impossible. Look at it. Ruffles. Oh I wouldn't be seen dead in this rag. It's horrible! How could she have bought me such a thing?"

 

Veda: (to her mother) "With this money I can get away from you. From you and your chickens and your pies and your kitchens and everything that smells of grease. I can get away from this shack with its cheap furniture. And this town and its dollar days, and its women that wear uniforms and its men that wear overalls."

Veda: (to her mother) "You think just because you made a little money you can get a new hairdo and some expensive clothes and turn yourself into a lady. But you can't, because you'll never be anything but a common frump whose father lived over a grocery store and whose mother took in washing. With this money I can get away from every rotten stinking thing that makes me think of this place or you!"

 

"Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young."

 

"You know I like Mexico; it's so...Mexican."

 

 

"This isn't the real Mexico, you know that. All border towns bring out the worst in a country. I can just imagine your mother's face if she could see our honeymoon hotel."

 

 

"From here on it's Mexico, Mr. Thornton."

(reply) "What's the closest town of any size?"

(response) "Agua Verde."

(reply) "What's in Agua Verde?"

(response) "Mexicans. What else?"

 

 

(philosophically about himself) "Mongo only pawn in game of life."

 

 

"Go home Martins, like a sensible chap. You don't know what you're mixing in. Get the next plane."

Martins: "As soon as I get to the bottom of this, I'll get the next plane."

(reply) "Death's at the bottom of everything, Martins. Leave death to the professionals."

Martins: "Mind if I use that line in my next Western?"

 

"I told you to go away, Martins. This isn't Santa Fe. I'm not a sheriff and you aren't a cowboy. You've been blundering around with the worst bunch of racketeers in Vienna, your precious Harry's friends, and now you're wanted for murder."

Martins: "Put down drunk and disorderly too."

(reply) "I have."

 

"Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love. They had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."

 

 

"I think you're a very stupid person. You look stupid, you're in a stupid business, and you're on a stupid case."

(reply) "I get it. I'm stupid."

 

"It was one of those transient motels, something between a fleabag and a dive."

 

(on being shaken by the lapels) "Now wait a minute. I've been slapped, scratched, punched, knocked unconscious, drugged, and shot at, looking for your Velma, so quit trying to make a milkshake out of my insides, will you?"

 

"This car sticks out like spats at an Iowa picnic."

 

 

(upon finding someone he's been searching for) "I spotted your car."

(reply) "You spotted my car? Will it wash off? That's a rental."

Sterling Silver Dialogue #11

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"How singularly innocent I look this morning."

"Young woman, either you have been raised in some incredibly rustic community, where good manners are unknown, or you suffer from a common feminine delusion that the mere fact of being a woman exempts you from the rules of civilized conduct. Possibly both."

"I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom."

"I'll neither consider, endorse or use the Wallace pen. I hate pens. If your employer wishes me to publish that statement in my column, you may tell them that I should be delighted to oblige."

"In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention."

"I'm not kind, I'm vicious. It's the secret of my charm."

"I cannot stand these morons any longer. If you don't come with me this instant, I shall run amok."

"You'd better watch out, McPherson, or you'll end up in a psychiatric ward. I don't think they've ever had a patient who fell in love with a corpse."

"...and thus as history has proved, love is eternal. It has been the strongest motivation for human actions throughout centuries. Love is stronger than life. It reaches beyond the dark shadow of death."

"The best part of myself. That's what you are. Do you think I'm going to leave it to the vulgar pawing of a second rate detective who thinks you're a dame? Do you think I could bear the thought of him holding you in his arms, kissing you, loving you?!"

 

 

"What the hell are you doin' here?" (reply)  "I'm lookin' at a tin star with a... drunk pinned on it."

 

 

"You appear with the tedious inevitability of an unloved season."

"At least I shall have the pleasure of putting you out of my misery."

 

 

"I've always wanted to know somebody who's been to China. Tell me about it."   (reply)   "A lot of Chinese live there."

 

"Do you think my husband would like to see a picture of me hanging over the fireplace?"

(reply)  "I think your husband would like to see you hanging anyplace."

 

 

 

"Am I the worst oaf in the world?" (reply) "The world's a big place. You're the worst one in my life."

 

 

"Love is like the measles. You only get it once, and the older you are, the harder you take it."

 

"Well, it wouldn't hurt you to learn some manners, too."  (reply)  "What do I need manners for? I already got me a wife."

 

 

"If my answers frighten you Vincent, then you should cease asking scary questions."

 

"Then basically I'm just gonna walk the earth."  (reply)  "What'cha mean walk the earth?"  (response)  "You know, like Caine in 'Kung Fu'. Walk from place to place. Meet people. Get into adventures."

 

"You see that, young lady? Respect. Respect for one's elders gives character."  (reply)  "I have character."  (response)   "Just because you are a character doesn't mean that you have character."

 

"Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go home and have a heart attack."

 

 

 

 

 

Sterling Silver Dialogue #10

 

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"Mandrake, do you recall what Clemenceau once said about war?"

(reply) "No, I don't think I do sir. No."   

(response)  "He said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."

 

(Advocating a stronger nuclear attack to offset a further Soviet retaliation)  "Mr. President, we are rapidly approaching a moment of truth both for ourselves as human beings and for the life of our nation. Now, truth is not always a pleasant thing. But it is necessary now to make a choice, to choose between two admittedly regrettable, but nevertheless *distinguishable*, postwar environments: One where you got twenty million people killed, and the other where you got a hundred and fifty million people killed."

(reply)  "You're talking about mass murder, General, not war!"

(response)  "Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks."

(reply)   "I will not go down in history as the greatest mass-murderer since Adolf Hitler."

(response)   "Perhaps it might be better, Mr. President, if you were more concerned with the American People than with your image in the history books."

 

"Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream? Ice cream, Mandrake, children's ice cream."

Mandrake: "Lord, Jack."

Jack: "You know when fluoridation first began?"

Mandrake: "I... no. I don't, Jack."

Jack: "Nineteen hundred and forty-six. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works."

Mandrake: "Uh, Jack, Jack, listen... tell me, tell me, Jack. When did you first... become... well, develop this theory?"

Jack: "Well, I, uh... I... I... first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love. Yes, a uh, a profound sense of fatigue... a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I... I was able to interpret these feelings correctly: Loss of essence. I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women uh... women sense my power and they seek the life essence. I, uh... I do not avoid women, Mandrake. But I... I do deny them my essence."

Mandrake: "Yes, Jack."

 

"I was a nervous child.  I was a bed wetter. When I was younger, I, I uh, used to sleep with an electric blanket and I was constantly electrocuting myself."

 

 

"Sometimes it isn't being fast that counts, or even accurate, but willing. Most men will draw a breath or blink an eye before they shoot. I won't."

 

 

"A gun is a tool, Marian, no better, no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that."

 

 

"If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?"

 

 

(complaining about a steak he ordered) "Hey Hombre. This horse is still fighting for his life."

 

 

"What a dump!"

 

 

(impersonating the above) "What a dump!"

 

 

"You've just had a bad day, that's all."  (reply)   "That's a masterpiece of understatement."

 

 

"Is your handwriting legible?"   (reply)   "Except on weekends."

 

"She offered me free love. At the time, that was all I could afford."

 

"Just who the hell do you think you are? How dare you come sniffing in here like Napoleon ordering me about! You are a traitor! Does it occur to you? A wanted, spent, dishonest man, the lowest currency of the Cold War. We buy you - we sell you - we lose you - we even can shoot you! Not a bird would stir in the trees outside. Not even a single pheasant would turn his head to see what fell."

 

"What the hell do you think spies are? Moral philosophers measuring everything they do against the word of God or Karl Marx? They're not! They're just a bunch of seedy, squalid bastards like me: little men, drunkards, queers, hen-pecked husbands, civil servants playing cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten little lives. Do you think they sit like monks in a cell, balancing right against wrong?"

 

"I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons."

 

 

Sterling Silver Dialogue #9

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"Hey, you ain't lookin' too good. The sight of blood bother you or somethin'?"

(reply) "Only my own."

 

"It's the stuff dreams are made of."

 

 

"Some men just don't like to be driven."  

(reply) "No, some men just don't like to be taken for a ride."

 

"How do you know that? How do you know my friends call me Domino?"  

(reply) "It's on the bracelet on your ankle."

(response) "So... what sharp little eyes you've got."   (reply)  "Wait 'til you get to my teeth."

 

(after leaving an Irrigation Therapy Room) "See you later...irrigator."

 

 

"You buy nice drinks, mister but you talk so much."

 

"Occasionally I always drink too much."

 

(first look at their new residence) "Well, the place looks lived in."

(reply) "Yeah, but by what?"

 

"Would you kill me, Rocky?"  (reply)  "Wouldn't you?"

 

"You drinkin' that stuff so early?"   (reply)  "Listen, doll girl, when you drink as much as I do, you gotta start early."

 

(to Nancy) "I wouldn't give a nickel for your husband's chances before that parole board with all this going on."

(to Rocky) "And I wouldn't give a nickel for your chances with those two apes running around looking for you."

(to Castro) "For you, I just wouldn't give a nickel."

 

 

"Look Johnny, you know me. You get in my way... I'll kill you."   (reply)  "You took the words right out of my mouth."

 

 

"I'm no Humphrey Bogart. He gets slugged and he's ready for action; I get slugged and I'm ready for pickling."

 

"Lili, a sizzler at the Fol-de-Rol. A figure like champagne and a heart like the cork."

 

 

"We have a saying in India..."  (reply) "Yes?"   (response) "Yes."  (reply)  "Well?"

(response) "Well what?"

 

"Who do you think you are?"  

(reply) "In India, we don't think who we are. We know who we are."

 

"You meshuga!"   (reply)  "I am not your sugar."

 

"Num Num" "Birdie Num Num"

 

 

Sterling Silver Dialogue #8

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"You know, once, off the hump of Brazil I saw the ocean so darkened with blood it was black and the sun faintin' away over the lip of the sky. We'd put in at Fortaleza, and a few of us had lines out for a bit of idle fishing. It was me had the first strike. A shark it was. Then there was another, and another shark again, 'till all about, the sea was made of sharks and more sharks still, and no water at all. My shark had torn himself from the hook, and the scent, or maybe the stain it was, and him bleeding his life away, drove the rest of them mad. Then the beasts took to eating each other. In their frenzy...they ate at themselves. You could feel the lust of murder like a wind stinging your eyes, and you could smell the death, reeking up out of the sea. I never saw anything worse...until this little picnic tonight. And you know, there wasn't one of them sharks in the whole crazy pack that survived."

 

"The only way to stay out of trouble is to grow old, so I guess I'll concentrate on that."

 

 

"'Course I'm respectable. I'm old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough."

 

"You see Mr. Gitts, most people never have to face the fact...the right time and the right place, they're capable of...ANYTHING."  

 

 

"Well, I was curious. So many important people in one place..."  (reply)  "The rats usually desert a sinking ship. In my case, they appear to be flocking on board."

 

 

"Have you no human consideration?"  (reply)  "Show me a human, and I might have."

 

"And there's a message from the bartender. Does Miss Channing know she ordered domestic gin by mistake?"  (reply)  "The only thing I ordered by mistake is the guests. They're domestic, too, and they don't care what they drink as long as it burns!" 

 

"I'm afraid Mr. DeWitt would find me boring before too long."  (reply)  "You won't bore him honey, you won't even get a chance to talk."

 

"How about calling it a night?"  (reply)  "And you, pose as a playwright? A situation pregnant with possibilities and all you can think of is everybody go to sleep."

 

"I'll admit I may have seen better days, but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut." 

 

"Why not read my column to pass the time? The minutes will fly like hours." 

 

 

Sterling Silver Dialogue #7

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"All right, all right, how much you pay?"  (response)  "Well, just how tough are ya?"  (reply)  "Well, you pay a little bit, we're a little bit tough. You pay-a very much, we're-a very much tough. You pay-a too much we're a too much tough. How much you pay?"  (response) "I pay plenty!"  (reply) "We'll... then we're plenty tough."

 

 

"The only reason I took the job is because my bank account was trying to crawl under a duck." 

 

"She was a charming middle aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who would take a drink if she had to knock you down to get the bottle." 

 

"I'm afraid I don't like your manner." (reply) "Yeah, I've had complaints about it, but it keeps getting worse." 

 

 

"She tried to sit in my lap while I was standing up."

 

"I don't like your manners."  (reply)  "And I'm not crazy about yours. I didn't ask to see you. I don't mind if you don't like my manners, I don't like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings. I don't mind your ritzing me or drinking your lunch out of a bottle, but don't waste your time trying to cross-examine." 

 

"Why did you have to go on?"  (reply)  "Too many people told me to stop."

 

 

"You're never around when I need you."  (reply)  "You never need me when I'm around." 
 

 

"I was thinking about that dame upstairs, and the way she had looked at me, and I wanted to see her again, close, without that silly staircase between us."

 

"We're both rotten."  (reply)  "Only you're a little more rotten."

 

 

"You know it's quite possible Octavian that when you die... you will die without ever having been alive." 

 

"Queens. Queens. Strip them naked as any other woman, they are no longer queens!" (reply) "It is also difficult to tell the rank of a naked general. Generals without armies are naked indeed."

 

 

"I have often wondered, Countess...why did you leave Warsaw?"  (reply)  "Bombs were falling. I felt I was in the way." 

 

"Many of our German friends before the War would come as our guests to hunt wild pig. I refused to invite Goering. I couldn't tolerate his killing a wild pig. It seemed too much like brother against brother."

 

"The source of your money has never concerned you any more than your source of electric light.  They became worrisome only when they were shut off."