The Front (1976)
Howard Prince: Fellas... I don't recognize the right of this committee to ask me these kind of questions. And furthermore, you can all go fuck yourselves.
Howard Prince: Swimming's not a sport, swimming's what you do so that you shouldn't drown.
Hecky Brown: It's nice when something nice happens to someone nice. it doesn't happen too often.
Florence Barrett: A writer looks for trouble.
Howard Prince: No, wrong. A lunatic looks for trouble.
Howard Prince: Where are you from?
Florence Barrett: Connecticut.
Howard Prince: That's very ritzy.
Florence Barrett: It's very proper anyway. I was very well bred - the kind of family where the biggest sin was to raise your voice.
Howard Prince: Oh yeah? In my family the biggest sin was to pay retail.
Florence Barrett: Do you want a drink?
Howard Prince: [Distracted and worried] Yeah, but just a drink.
Sam: This friend of yours, Alfred Miller...
Howard Prince: We went to school together.
Sam: And you had no idea that he was a Communist?
Howard Prince: He was only 12.
Howard Prince: [to Sam] I - I still don't see why we can't fix it. You know what I me...? Pay somebody off 'cau - 'cause how much cou-could it cost, you know, 'cause they're just Congressmen?
Hecky Brown: [after gulping a glass of scotch] You know, I never learned how to sip a drink. When I was very little, every evening before supper my father would pour a shot glass full of whiskey, mumble a prayer,
[He emulates his father by mumbling in Yiddish]
Hecky Brown: and down it went! I thought that was the way you drank.
Hecky Brown: [Parting words to Howard] Take care of yourself. The water is full of sharks.