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Emile de Becque: What makes her talk like that - you and she? I do not believe it is born in you! I do not believe it!

Lt. Cable: It's not born in you - it happens after you're born!

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Bloody Mary: [giving a shrunken head to Lt. Cable] You like I give you, free!

Luther Billis: Free? You never gave me anything free!

Bloody Mary: You no sexy like lieu-tellen.

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Bloody Mary: [the ancient Mary is looking him up and down] Lieu-tellen, you sexy man.

Lt. Cable: Thanks... You're looking pretty... er, fit yourself.

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Nellie: What a pinhead I was!

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Lt. Cable: [Cable has been told that Nellie is in love with Emile] That's hard to believe, sir; they tell me he's a middle-aged man.

Capt. George Brackett: [fuming] Cable, it is a common mistake for boys of your age and athletic ability to underestimate men who have reached their maturity. Young women frequently find older men attractive, strange as it may seem. I myself am over fifty. I am a bachelor. And Cable, I do not, by any means, consider myself th-r-rough.

[to Harbison, who is trying not to laugh]

Capt. George Brackett: What's the matter, Bill?

Cmdr. Bill Harbison: Nothing - -evidently!

[He bursts out laughing]

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Lt. Buzz Adams: You gotta do something to break the monotony out here, Lieutenant. You know, if this war ever really gets started ...

Lt. Cable: [as if he knew something that Buzz Adams does not] It'll get started.

Lt. Buzz Adams: [taken by surprise] Sure - sure, it'll get started.

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Emile de Becque: When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be.

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Nellie: [referring to racial prejudice] This is something that's born in me!

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