–Are you…uh…by any chance supposed to be meeting someone here?
–Waitin’ for the bus. Due any minute.
–I can’t make it…
–Yes, you can….come on…
-He was in your room?
-Sure. Isn’t everybody?
-I don’t like the games you play, Professor.
-Wall is hell, Mr. Thornhill, even when it’s a cold one.
-I tipped the steward five dollars to seat you here if you should come in.
-Is that a proposition?
-I never discuss love on an empty stomach.
-You’ve already eaten.
-But you haven’t.
-Roger O. Thornhill. What does the O stand for?
-The only performance that will satisy you is when I play dead.
-Your very next role. You’ll be quite convincing, I assure you.
-What happened with your first two marriages?
-My wives divorced me.
-They said I led a dull life.
-What’s wrong with men like me?
-They don’t believe in marriage.
-I’ve been married twice.
-See what I mean?
-You’re the police, aren’t you? Or is it the FBI?
-FBI, CIA, ONI…We’re all in the same alphabet soup.
1.) And what the devil is all this about? Why was I brought here?
2.) Games, must we?
1.) Not that I mind a slight case of abduction now and then, but I have tickets for the theater this evening, to a show I was looking forward to and I get, well, kind of *unreasonable* about things like that.
2.) With such expert playacting, you make this very room a theater.
1.) I’m a big girl.
2.) Yeah, and in all the right places, too.
1.) Something wrong with your eyes?
2.) Yes, they’re sensitive to questions.
1.) When I was a little boy, I wouldn’t even let my mother undress me.
2.) Well, you’re a big boy now.
Has anyone ever told you that you overplay your various roles rather severely, Mr. Kaplan?
How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?
I didn’t realize you were an art collector. I thought you just
I don’t deduce, I observe.
I have good taste in women and I like your flavor
I have two ex-wives, a mother and several bartenders depending on me.
I may go back to hating you. It was more fun.
I think they said I led too dull a life.
I want you to leave right now, stay far away from me, and don’t come near me again. We’re not going to get involved. Last night was last night, and it’s all there was, and it’s all there is. There isn’t going to be anything more between us. So please. Goodbye, good luck, no conversation, just leave.
I’m an advertising man, not a red herring!
In the world of advertising, there’s no such thing as a lie. There’s only expedient exaggeration.
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.
Now you listen to me, I’m an advertising man, not a red herring. I have two ex-wives, a mother, and several bartenders depending on me. And, I don’t want to disappoint them all by getting myself *slightly* killed.
Now, what can a man do with his clothes off for twenty minutes?
Roger): When we get out of this, you can ride the train with me again. Eve): Is that a proposition? Roger): It’s a proposal, sweetie!
She uses sex like some people use a fly swatter.
Sure beats flying, doesn’t it?
That plane’s dustin’ crops where there ain’t no crops.
That wasn’t very sporting, using real bullets.
This matter is best disposed of from a great height, over water.
Who are you kidding? You have no feelings to hurt
You gentlemen aren’t really trying to murder my son, are you? (pause, then people in elevator laugh, except the son)
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