I know when you come over. I can always tell. You have a certain way of opening up the door. You know, first the key goes in real quiet, and then the door comes open real fast, just like you think you’re gonna catch me at something. Sometimes I even think you’re listening to me when I’m talking on the telephone.
–I don’t have any secrets.
–I’m a secret.
1)He’s not hurting anyone.2)Neither are we.
1)What a stupid conversation!
Bill Bailey, won’t you please come home.
He’d kill us if he had the chance.
He’s the guy who told Chrysler that Cadillac was getting rid of its fins.
Here you go, Harry. Have a free pen.
I build my own equipment.
I don’t care what they’re talkingf about. I just want a nice fat
I don’t have anything personal.
I figure it must be the Infernal Revenue. Their tapes always put me to sleep.
I have a package for the Director.
I’d be perfectly happy if all my personal things burnt up in a fire because I don’t have anything personal.
I’m not afraid of death, but I am afraid of murder.
I’m not following you, I’m looking for you. There’s a big difference.
Jack Tar Hotel. Three o’clock. Room 773.
Listen…Among those pre-eminent in the field expected to attend are Hal Lipset and Harry Caul of San Francisco.
Now, look, don’t get involved in this, Mr. Caul. These tapes are dangerous. You heard them. You know what I mean. Someone may get hurt.
Once I saw you up by the staircase, hiding and watching for a whole hour.
Pay attention to the recording, will you.
Sometimes it’s nice to know what they’re talking about.
The bugger got bugged, huh?
There isn’t much to say about myself. I – was very sick when I was a boy. I was paralyzed in my left arm and my left leg and couldn’t walk for six months. A doctor said that I’d probably never walk again. My mother used to lower me into a hot bath – it was therapy. One time the doorbell rang and she went down to answer it. I started sliding down. I could feel the water starting to come up to my chin, to my nose, and when I woke up, my body was all greasy from the holy oil she put on my body. And I remember being disappointed that I survived.
This conversation is over.
Twelve years ago I recorded every telephone call made by the presidential nominee of a major political party. I don’t want to say which party. Everywhere he went, that is where I was. Coast to coast. I was listening, Harry. I’m not saying I elected the President of the United States, but you can draw your own conclusions. I mean, he lost.
We prepare full dossiers on everyone who comes into contact with the Director.
We’ll be listening to you.
When the red robin comes bob bob bobbin’ along.
Who’s interested in these people, anyway?
You know I tapped my first telephone when I was 12 years old.
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