Fay Linn: Johnny, I'm scared.
Johnny Staccato: You're scared?
Fay Linn: I think I'm being followed.
Johnny Staccato: Well, that figures, doesn't it.
Fay Linn: No! They're not following me, they're following this.
[Fay shows Johnny a large diamond necklace]
Johnny Staccato: Huh. That figures, too.
[a construction worker stares at Fay's legs]
Waldo: You get double time for working, not sightseeing!
Fay Linn: You know, this may sound silly, but I remember how you used to look at me when you talked.
Johnny Staccato: How did I look at you?
Fay Linn: Well, your voice said, "Hello, Eddie's wife." Your look said, "Hello, Woman."
Fulton: How long have you known the girl, Fay Linn?
Johnny Staccato: Oh, a couple of years.
Fulton: Have you known her well?
Johnny Staccato: No. I know her husband - ex-husband - pretty well.
Fulton: Oh. He was a musician?
Johnny Staccato: Still is. Never shake it once you dig it.
Johnny Staccato: I know I got slugged and I got robbed. Now you're making like I did the slugging and the robbing!
Johnny Staccato: Why does a man have to be honest all the time - cut and dried?
Waldo: Johnny, a man can cheat or man cannot cheat. I have known some men who liked who were cheaters and I know some men I don't like who would never cheat... but it is not important who I like and who I don't like, because the man who cheats, he doesn't like himself. And it is when a man does not like himself that he has cheated himself out of his own respect... and that is a sad thing.
Fay Linn: Oh Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. How can you sit there playing that dreamy music with me and this...
[Fay holds up the diamond necklace]
Fay Linn: ...right in front of you just for the taking.
Johnny Staccato: Sometimes dreamy music can help a man. Music can be like a shower - clean, you know. And if you like music, you want to be able to play it tomorrow, next week, next month.