Lysa Radoff: How do you fit into the picture, Mr. Connolly?
Steve Connelly: I work for Lou - new boy - sort of a handyman.
Lysa Radoff: And where did he find you?
Steve Connelly: A sale... war surplus... big reduction.
Bonnie Willis: He's not only cute - he's funny.
Steve Connelly: Part of my job. Evey hour on the hour, a joke.
Lysa Radoff: Lou likes jokes. He'll like you. You're amusing, Mr. Connolly... and hard.
Steve Connelly: It's a hard world.
Ben Arno: ...I figured all the business must have gone west, and I came out to look things over... found a place out on Sunset Strip... looked good. Then i tried to get a loan. No dice. "The banks like to see a sure thing," they said. "For instance?" I said. Something certain. I said, "All right. What's certain?" Two things... death and taxes. So I got to thinking, who comes to California? There's the ones who come here to live and the ones who come here to die. I couldn't get the live ones without a nightclun - so meet Ben Arno - mortician.
Police Captain Garcia: [to Sgt. Pluther, who's firing a fleeing suspect] Hold it. You're liable to hit a taxpayer.
Ben Arno: [to Bob about Steve] I didn't only break his back the last ten days, I broke his heart,