The Big Street (1942)
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: She's in bad shape, Doc. Can you do something?
Florida Doctor: I wish I could.
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: Why can't you?
Florida Doctor: Did you ever hear of a thing called paranoia? No, I guess you didn't. Well, it's what happens to people when they get to believe they're something they're not.
Nicely Nicely Johnson: Now you're cooking with gas.
Violette Shumberg: Shut up, Nicely.
Nicely Nicely Johnson: Don't tell me to shut up.
Violette Shumberg: I'll tell you to shut up anytime I feel like it, and I feel like it now.
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: Please go on, Doc.
Florida Doctor: They can go on for a long time and be okay, except when the illusion is shattered. Then they kind of wither up and... phht. Unless it's restored.
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: But if it is...
Florida Doctor: I'm afraid what that young lady wants, she'll never get.
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: But we can't just stand around and let her die!
[the doctor walks away sadly]
Violette Shumberg: He ain't a very good doctor, Pinks. Why, last months he treated Nicely for a cold, and it turned out to be chicken pox.
Nicely Nicely Johnson: You don't have to be telling everybody I had chicken pox at my age.
Violette Shumberg: If you had chicken pox, you had them. And you had them.
Horsethief: Go over and see her. And make with the dialogue like Cary Grant makes with Ginger Rogers.
Gloria Lyons: You know something, Pinks?
Gloria Lyons: A lot of people can't walk... they knit something. I'd be a lousy knitter, but I could sure try.
Gloria Lyons: Love is something that gets you one room, two chins and 3 kids.
Gloria Lyons: There's just one more thing I'd like to do, then it wouldn't matter to me again that I can't walk.
Gentleman George: Personally, I find I can make a very honest living cheating at cards.
Louie - Headwaiter: [Little Pinks, busboy, is busily scavenging leftover champagne and caviar from a restaurant table to take to Gloria] It's none of my business, Pinks, but can't that dame of yours eat nothin' but champagne and caviar?
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: She's on a diet.