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: Quimby here. Mrs. Phoebe Tuttle
: You're out of breath, Quimby. Mr. Quimby
: Yes, I, ah
] Mr. Quimby
: working late, long day. Mrs. Phoebe Tuttle
: Don't put me on, Quimby. You've had at least three scotches and you're winded from chasing your pretty secretary. But don't worry, Quimby, I'll ok her next raise. Mr. Quimby
: I've always considered you, not only my boss, but a dandy friend, Mrs. Tuttle.
: How do you suppose I got to be the general manager of this great store? How? Norman Phiffier
: How? How? Mr. Quimby
: I'll tell you! I'll tell you! Norman Phiffier
: Go ahead! Go ahead! Mr. Quimby
: I will! I will!
: Your wife is on the phone. Mr. Quimby
: Hang up! Shirley Lott
: Yes, sir.
: Forgive me for saying this, but this boy has character, and I know what character is! I remember when I had it!
: That baboon of a boy has just about wrecked the good name of Tuttle. Mrs. Phoebe Tuttle
: I thought you said he had character. Mr. Quimby
: But there's no place in business for a man of character. His sincerity could ruin the world! Mrs. Phoebe Tuttle
: Naturally, that's why we, the insincere, must be in charge.
: And you, too, will do good work, but first you must get the FEEL of this great store. Norman Phiffier
: Oh, I'll have no trouble with that. I have very sensitive fingertips.
: So, you agree to start your great climb to success, your climb to the very top? Norman Phiffier
: I'm ready to climb! Mr. Quimby
: By starting at the very bottom? Norman Phiffier
: Right down below the depths of the bottom, deep, lowest place where I am, I'll start.
: By some chance, Mr. Phiffier, could you be stealing a TV set? Norman Phiffier
: Me, stealing, Mr. Quimby? Oh, I'd never steal anything. Mr. Quimby
: If I recollect correctly, Mr. Phiffier, you're supposed to be working in the mattress department today. Norman Phiffier
: Oh, yeah, I AM working in the mattress department today. Mr. Quimby
: Then what are you doing here? Norman Phiffier
: Oh, well, I was just really trying to, uh, satisfy a charge customer, you see, sir. Uh, buh, a lady that wanted to see, on a mattress there, just, uh, just how good the TV set was, so I borrowed two ladders, and I put a surfboard on top of two ladders that I borrowed from the Hawaiian hooky hula department. I just wanted to satisfy a charge customer so I could be the greatest salesman just like you - you, who are my idol, Mr. Quimby. If I ever turn out to be as good as you, I shall really live and breathe the air of kings. Oh, if I could ever be like you, oh boy, there'd never be Death of a Salesman with me. I'd live on, if I ever... Mmm.