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  • Addison De Witt: I think the time has come to shed some of your humility. It is just as false not to blow your horn at all as it is to blow it too loudly.
    Eve Harrington: I don't think I've done anything to sound off about.
    Addison De Witt: We all come into this world with our little egos quipped with individual horns. If we don't blow them, who else will?


  • Lloyd Richards: It's about time the piano realized it has not written the concerto!


  • Margo Channing: Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.


  • Margo Channing: hold on, it's going to be a bumpy night
    Margo Channing: Hold on, it's going to be a bumpy night.


  • Margo Channing: A milkshake?


  • Margo Channing: Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother.


  • Margo Channing: I distinctly remember Addison crossing you off my guest list. What are you doing here?


  • Eve Harrington: Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother.


  • Eve Harrington: I distinctly remember Addison crossing you off my guest list. What are you doing here?


  • Margo Channing: As it happens, there are particular aspects of my life to which I would like to maintain sole and exclusive rights and privileges.
    Bill Sampson: For instance what?
    Eve Harrington: For instance you!


  • Karen Richards: Funny, the things you remember and the things you don't.


  • Bill Sampson: Have you no human consideration?
    Eve Harrington: Show me a human and I might have!


  • Margo Channing: Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.


  • Margo Channing: You be host! It's your party: Happy birthday, welcome home. And we who are about to die salute you.
    Bill Sampson: Need any help?


  • Bill Sampson: To give so much for almost always so little...
    Eve Harrington: So little? So little, did you say? Oh why, if there's nothing else, there's applause; I've listened backstage to people applaud. It's like... like waves of love coming over the footlights and wrapping you up. Imagine, to know every night different hundreds of people love you; they smile, their eyes shine, you please them, they want you, you belong. Just that alone is worth anything.


  • Birdie Coonan: Everything but the bloodhounds snapping at her rear.


  • Margo Channing: You bought the new girdles a size smaller, I can feel it.
    Birdie Coonan: Something maybe grew a size larger.
    Margo Channing: When we get home you're going to get into one of these girdles and *act* for two and a half hours.
    Birdie Coonan: I couldn't get into *the girdle* in two and a half hours.


  • Eve Harrington: I'm afraid Mr. DeWitt would find me boring before too long.
    Miss Claudia Caswell: You won't bore him honey. You won't even get a chance to talk.


  • Lloyd Richards: It's about time for the piano to realize he has not written the concerto.


  • Addison De Witt: As always with women who are trying to get information, she told more than she heard.


  • Margo Channing: Fasten you seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
    Margo Channing: Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!


  • Miss Claudia Caswell: Why do they aleays look like unhappy rabbits?
    Miss Claudia Caswell: Why do they always look like unhappy rabbits?


  • Addison De Witt: I am nobody's fool. Least of all, yours.


  • Addison De Witt: Is it possible, even conceivable, that you've confused me with that gang of backward children you play tricks on? That you have the same contempt for me as you have for them?


  • Margo Channing: Bill's 32. He looks 32. He looked it five years ago. He'll look it 20 years from now. I hate men.


  • Birdie Coonan: What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snappin' at her rear end.
    Birdie Coonan: What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snapping at her rear end.


  • Margo Channing: Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.


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