John Royer: You have to remember, this guy's a German.
Carnaghan: Yeah, but he's a greedy man, and greed has a nationality all its own.
John Royer: [offering boiled coffee to his uninvited guest] My butler got drafted, my Jap boy's interned.
Kellar: Terrible war.
John Royer: Sure is.
John Royer: Carnaghan, this is Kellar, a government agent. Anything you say he knows already.
Carnaghan: [on the Dutchman] He looks like the moon in a pail o' beer.
Carnaghan: I'm a big broth of a man, buddy, just leave it all to me.
Carnaghan: [on Col. Tomura] I don't care if he's a Jap, I can do business with anybody.
The Dutchman: You'd better let me do the talking. Probably the only thing standing between you and eternity is my vocabulary.
Carnaghan: A man can't belong to the world, it's too big, and every night it dies.
The Dutchman: [to his pet cockatoo] One day in your seed will be cyanide, and you'll stop laughing for the rest of time.
Colonel Genichi Tomura: I'm very sorry to have done this to your acquaintance. You will believe it was necessary.
The Dutchman: I do not doubt it, if you say it was necessary, my friend. It's a stiff price for a bottle of bad whiskey.
Colonel Genichi Tomura: Five of my men have been injured, a system has been disrupted, and you would wish me to do nothing about it?
The Dutchman: A man who does not fight and disrupt a system when he's become drunk has wasted his money. Fighting and drinking is also a part of the system. Not a system I invented. What would have me saying?
Colonel Genichi Tomura: [chuckles] This is how I admire you. Were it otherwise I would have had him killed. You make it nothing. Yet, there is something about it that I do not like, and do not believe.
The Dutchman: Give him to me. I'll put him to scrubbing the floor of the saloon. That'll teach him manners. Killing him will teach him nothing.
Colonel Genichi Tomura: It would give me so much satisfaction!
The Dutchman: But beating him demands something. Who's learned anything from a dead man?