Rodney Spencer: [to Susan] Penthouses and politicians don't last forever, do they?
Rodney Spencer: [to Susan] Every other man took you at your own price... nothing!
Rodney Spencer: [Last lines] Every time a man would come along, I'd wonder.
Susan Lenox: I'll make you believe in me.
Madame Panoramia aka Pansy: [to Susan after she wins a poker hand] Hey, Susie, come here a minute. Stick around. You brought me luck. That's the best hand I had since Sitting Bull sat down.
Susan Lenox: [Running after Rodney] Let me explain. I don't know what will become of me if you leave me.
Rodney Spencer: I'll tell you what'll become of you. You'll go from one man to the other just like every other woman in the gutter...
Susan Lenox: Gutter?
Rodney Spencer: Yes!
Susan Lenox: All right, but I'll make it a worthwhile gutter. I always hated men until I met you... hated them! From now on it'll be different.
Circus barker: [Pointing out a scantily clad, exotic, possibly Hindu, dancing girl to the crowd] She might be a little dark, but she'll be a bright spot in your memories.
Burlingham: [Referring to Susan] I wish she'd marry me. She's fine.
Rodney Spencer: [Mockingly] Marry! Say, listen, all you need is the price of a marriage license - just the price, not the wedding - just the price.
Karl Ohlin: Better the baby die too, maybe? The mother she didn't have a wedding ring.
Karl Ohlin: You're not going the way of your mother. You're starting out just like her, reading novels, getting crazy notions in your head! Well, it ain't-a gonna happen in my family twice.
Mrs. Astrid Ohlin: But, Karl.
Karl Ohlin: No! What's in the blood is there. No one can change it.
Rodney Spencer: You know what we'll do? We'll talk about me. You know who I am? No? Well, I'll tell you. I'm Rodney, Mr. Spencer's little boy. I'm 30, white and unmarried. I'm really a very fine fellow. Never unkind to animals. Never kick babies in the teeth. Always courteous when drunk. Yea, this is my old man's cabin. He wanted me to become a lawyer. So, obedient to his every wish, I took a course in engineering. Opportunity came to me in the guise of a bridge to be constructed in Detroit. But competition opened the wall. I'm here now, working on my model. And after I win the competition, I hope to go on and on and on and on and on and carve a great career for myself. And will you have cream or sugar in your coffee?
Rodney Spencer: Now I've got you, you bad girl. Are you gonna be good? Are you?
Susan Lenox: Oh Rodney, I know now that it wasn't true, all those things my uncle said about her. About her not being good because she didn't have a ring.
Rodney Spencer: But, you're going to have a ring Helga. I'm bringing one back with me.
Circus barker: Let's head over here, the lady Panoramia! Madame Panoramia, the tattooed lady! Why folks, one tour of this little lady's anatomy, brings before your very eyes, some of the most wildest features of the world! For instance, on this limb, here, we have, the Eiffel Tower! Get an eye-full of that and you don't have to go to Paris. On this limb, right here, we have the leaning tower of Pisa. Make it lean Madame. I said lean, not fall. Across the little lady's back, we have a panoramic representation of the Statue of Liberty. But, here is one statue that you cannot take liberties with. Look at, but do not touch. Across the little lady's torso, I said across her torso, we find the Atlantic fleet! In action. What's that? Show you Chicago? Why, listen brother, this is an exhibition, not a Cub's tour. That'll be all Madame. Now the next platform here, right this way folks...
Susan Lenox: I'd like to see Mr. Spencer.
Landlady: Oh, that crazy ape. Sure, he's gone.
Susan Lenox: Well, when do you expect him back?
Landlady: He's never coming back. He's gone for good. And like a wild one, he was, threw twelve dollars down the kitchen stairs and rushed off...
Susan Lenox: Well, where did he go?
Landlady: Maybe the Ritz Hotel or Timbuktu. How should I be knowin'?
Rodney Spencer: You took your time about catching up with me, didn't you.
Susan Lenox: It costs money and I had to work.
Rodney Spencer: Same old trade, huh?
Susan Lenox: Since I last saw you, no man has had a minute from me. Not even a second.
Rodney Spencer: You're lying.
Susan Lenox: No man since then.
Susan Lenox: Our love for each other has made such a wreck of everything. Your fault as well as mine. I thought that we might try again.
Rodney Spencer: You know, you're the only woman I ever wanted to build a fence around and have all to myself. Yeah, you built the fence - an army of men.
Susan Lenox: But, I never wanted anyone but you. There never was a time that I wouldn't have been as true as heaven, if you'd only have let me. Oh, Rodney, I'll do anything for you, go anywhere you like. I'll share anything, or nothing. We should forgive each other and try again. We've got to forgive each other, Rodney.
Rodney Spencer: Heat! Booze! Insects! Damp Rot! And Sweat! But, it eats up the memory of you!
Susan Lenox: This hurt that we have inflicted upon each other, its become a bond. Nothing can break it. But, just like, like two cripples, twisted. Only together can we ever become straight.
Rodney Spencer: You have a queer way of looking at things.