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[about Gloria]

Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: She's in bad shape, Doc. Can you do something?

Florida Doctor: I wish I could.

Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: Why can't you?

Florida Doctor: Did you ever hear of a thing called paranoia? No, I guess you didn't. Well, it's what happens to people when they get to believe they're something they're not.

Nicely Nicely Johnson: Now you're cooking with gas.

Violette Shumberg: Shut up, Nicely.

Nicely Nicely Johnson: Don't tell me to shut up.

Violette Shumberg: I'll tell you to shut up anytime I feel like it, and I feel like it now.

Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: Please go on, Doc.

Florida Doctor: They can go on for a long time and be okay, except when the illusion is shattered. Then they kind of wither up and... phht. Unless it's restored.

Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: But if it is...

Florida Doctor: I'm afraid what that young lady wants, she'll never get.

Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: But we can't just stand around and let her die!

[the doctor walks away sadly]

Violette Shumberg: He ain't a very good doctor, Pinks. Why, last months he treated Nicely for a cold, and it turned out to be chicken pox.

Nicely Nicely Johnson: You don't have to be telling everybody I had chicken pox at my age.

Violette Shumberg: If you had chicken pox, you had them. And you had them.

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Horsethief: Go over and see her. And make with the dialogue like Cary Grant makes with Ginger Rogers.

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Gloria Lyons: You know something, Pinks?

Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: What?

Gloria Lyons: A lot of people can't walk... they knit something. I'd be a lousy knitter, but I could sure try.

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Gloria Lyons: Love is something that gets you one room, two chins and 3 kids.

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Gloria Lyons: There's just one more thing I'd like to do, then it wouldn't matter to me again that I can't walk.

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Gentleman George: Personally, I find I can make a very honest living cheating at cards.

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Louie - Headwaiter: [Little Pinks, busboy, is busily scavenging leftover champagne and caviar from a restaurant table to take to Gloria] It's none of my business, Pinks, but can't that dame of yours eat nothin' but champagne and caviar?

Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: She's on a diet.

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Professor B: [after Gloria has treated them very coldly, rebuffing their friendship] Well, I must say, we were received like the Italian Ambassador in Greece.

Horsethief: Don't they like each other neither?

[Professor B gives him a look]

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