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Addie Pray (Character)
from "Paper Moon" (1974)

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Paper Moon (1973)
Addie Loggins: I want my two hundred dollars.
Moses Pray: I don't have your two hundred dollars no more and you know it.
Addie Loggins: If you don't give me my two hundred dollars I'm gonna tell a policeman how you got it and he'll make you give it to me because it's mine.
Moses Pray: But I don't have it!
Addie Loggins: Then get it!
Cafe Waitress: [walks over after Moses slams his fist on the table] How we doin', Angel Pie? We gonna have a little dessert when we finish up our hot dog?
Addie Loggins: I don't know.
Cafe Waitress: What do you say, Daddy? Why don't we give Precious a little dessert if she eats her dog?
Moses Pray: Her name ain't Precious.

Moses Pray: [calling up to Addie on the hill] Let's go!
Trixie Delight: Hurry up, Doctor. This baby gots to go winky tinky!
Moses Pray: [patting Trixie's shoulder] Don't worry.
[calling up to Addie again]
Moses Pray: Hey!
[Moses starts walking up the hill]
Moses Pray: Come on, we're ready! Come on, now!
Addie Loggins: I ain't comin'!
Moses Pray: You listen here, child...
Addie Loggins: No, I won't listen here.
Moses Pray: What the heck's up with you then?
Addie Loggins: I wanna sit in front! And how come we ain't workin' no more?
Moses Pray: 'Cause we're on vacation, that's why, and Miss Delight and me are sittin' in front because we are two grown-ups and that's where grown-ups do the sittin'! And little children do not tell grown-ups what to do with their lives, you understand that?
Addie Loggins: Well, she ain't my grown-up and I ain't plannin' no more to sit in the back. Not for no cow!
Moses Pray: Will you keep your voice down? And Miss Delight ain't no cow. She's a proper woman. She has a high school diploma. And right now she's got to go to the bathroom, so you get on down to the car!
Addie Loggins: She always has to go to the bathroom! She must have a bladder the size of a peanut! Well, I ain't gettin' back in that car... not until she gets out of it!
[disgusted, Moses goes back to the car and talks to Trixie]
Trixie Delight: [making her way up the hill] Hey, what's up, kiddo? Daddy says you're wearin' a sad face. Ain't good to have a sad face. Hey! Hey! How'd you like a coloring book? Would you like that? You like Mickey the Mouse?
[Trixie trips and falls]
Trixie Delight: Oh, son of a bitch!

Addie Loggins: [about the Harem Slave show at carnival] How many times you gonna see it?
Moses Pray: As many times as I like, that's how many times!
Addie Loggins: You've seen it half a dozen already.
Moses Pray: And I might see it half a dozen more! Now why don't you go play bingo or somethin'?
Addie Loggins: I don't wanna play bingo!
Moses Pray: Then why don't you go write another love note to Saint Roosevelt?
Addie Loggins: Maybe I will!
Moses Pray: And stop standing around here checking on me! You don't have to worry. I ain't about to leave some poor little child stranded in the middle of nowhere. I've got scruples too, ya know. You know what that is... scruples?
Addie Loggins: No, I don't know what it is but if you've got 'em, it's a sure bet they belong to somebody else!
[Addie stalks off]
Moses Pray: [calling after Addie about President Roosevelt] And his name ain't Frank, it's Franklin!

Trixie Delight: I just don't understand it, Daddy, but this little baby has got to go winky tinky all the time.
Moses Pray: Well, don't you worry none. We'll just plan on stoppin' here for dinner.
Addie Loggins: [furious] But we just stopped for her to winky tink at lunch!
Moses Pray: That's right and now we're stoppin' for dinner. Come on!
Addie Loggins: I ain't hungry!

Moses Pray: I got scruples too, you know. You know what that is? Scruples?
Addie Loggins: No, I don't know what it is, but if you got 'em, it's a sure bet they belong to somebody else!

Addie Loggins: I need to go to the shithouse.

Addie Loggins: [about Trixie Delight] She always has to go to the bathroom. She must have a bladder the size of a peanut.

[about Trixie Delight]
Addie Loggins: How come she had to leave that job back there?
Imogene: Cause the boss-man tried to make her put out for his friends, and she don't believe in puttin' out for free!
Addie Loggins: She put out much?
Imogene: Just like a gum machine. You drop some in and she'll put some out.
Addie Loggins: How much she charge?
Imogene: Most she can get. But, she always asks for five dollars.

Addie Loggins: Imogene, what do you suppose Miss Trixie'd do if somebody offered her $25 to put out.
Imogene: Ooo Wee! You crazy? For that much money, that woman'd drop her pants down in the middle of the road!

Moses Pray: I told you, I don't want you ridin' with me no more.
Addie Loggins: You still owe me two hundred dollars.

[repeated line]
Addie Loggins: I want my two hundred dollars!

[last lines]
Moses Pray: I told you, I don't want you ridin' with me no more.
Addie Loggins: You still owe me two hundred dollars.
Addie Loggins: Moze, look!

Addie Loggins: Why don't you quit?
Imogene: Quit! Now, how am I gonna quit? And what if I do quit, I ain't got no money to get home to Mama. And what if I do get home, they got hard times as it is. My Mama say, "You go work for that white lady, she'll take good care of you."
[Rolls her eyes]
Imogene: You wanna know what I think?
Addie Loggins: Yeah.
Imogene: You know the little white speck on top of chicken doo-doo?
Addie Loggins: Yeah.
Imogene: Well, that's the kind of white I think miss Trixie is. She's just like that little white speck on top of old chicken shit.

Addie Loggins: You meet my Mama in a barroom?
Moses Pray: Where would you get a question like that?
Addie Loggins: I hear Miss Polly talkin' neighborly and she says one of you is my Pa.
Moses Pray: Well, don't the world have a wild imagination.

Moses Pray: I now owe you one hundred and three dollars and seventy-two cents.
Addie Loggins: Seventy-four.

Moses Pray: Let's see, now, we can veer down to Lucas and we'll veer over to Wilson, veer off to Lorraine and Bushton.
Addie Loggins: We can veer off to Hosington.
Moses Pray: We just have to keep on veering, that's all.

Addie Loggins: Where you from?
Imogene: Nowhere.
Addie Loggins: Well, you gotta be from somewhere.
Imogene: Down by Troy, I guess.

Addie Loggins: She really do all that dancin'?
Imogene: Well, if you want to call it dancin'! All she do is wag her hips and shake her ole behind a little.

Addie Loggins: Say, you know that red headed lady who comes down here named Miss Trixie Delight?
Floyd: Yeah.
Addie Loggins: Well, she thinks you're real cute.
Floyd: Oh yeah, says you and who else?
Addie Loggins: No, honest. She says you're better lookin' than Dick Powell.

Addie Loggins: Maybe you should ask her for a date. That will sure tickle her.

Addie Loggins: Frank D. Roosevelt said we're all feelin' a lot better.
Moses Pray: He did, did he?
Addie Loggins: It made me feel good when he said that. Better than I felt in a long time.
Moses Pray: Bet ole Frank sure does wish you was twenty-one.
Addie Loggins: You don't like me, do ya?
Moses Pray: No, I don't like ya!

Moses Pray: Okay, I want you to remember one thing. I decide on the price. Maybe you don't know French but there's something in this world called finance. Twelve dollars. I never sold no bible for twelve dollars. That man was a law officer. He could have had me put in jail.
Addie Loggins: We got it, didn't we!
Moses Pray: I don't care if we got it. Don't you go makin' the decisions. I make the decisions! All you got to do is look like a pretty little girl. You ain't got somethin' like a ribbon in that cigar box, do ya?
Addie Loggins: I got my Mom's kimono in my suitcase. Chinamen with umbrellas.
Moses Pray: That ain't quite what I had in mind.