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Chinatown Quotes

  • Man With Knife: You're a nosy fella, kitty cat, huh? You know what happens to nosy fellas? Huh? No? Wanna guess? Huh? No? Okay. They lose their noses.


  • Ida Sessions: Are you alone?
    J.J. Gittes: Isn't everybody?


  • Evelyn Mulwray: I don't get tough with anyone ... my lawyer does.


  • J.J. Gittes: As little as possible


  • Ida Sessions: (making anonymous `phone call) Are you alone?
    Ida Sessions: Are you alone?
    J.J. Gittes: Isn`t everybody?
    J.J. Gittes: Isn't everybody?


  • Walsh: Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown.


  • J.J. Gittes: "as little as possible"
    J.J. Gittes: As little as possible.


  • J.J. Gittes: To tell you the truth, I lied a little.


  • Noah Cross: You see, Mister Gittes, most men never have to face the fact that, at the right time, they're capable of... (voice drops to a hoarse whisper) anything.
    Noah Cross: You see, Mister Gittes, most men never have to face the fact that, at the right time, they're capable of... [voice drops to a hoarse whisper] anything.


  • J.J. Gittes: You're even dumber than you think I think you are.


  • Evelyn Mulwray: She's my sister AND my daughter!


  • J.J. Gittes: Forget it Jake it's Chinatown.


  • J.J. Gittes: To tell you the truth, I lied.


  • Noah Cross: Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.


  • Evelyn Mulwray: ' You wont go to the police if i tell you?'
    Evelyn Mulwray: You won't go to the police if I tell you?
    J.J. Gittes: ' I will ,if you dont'
    J.J. Gittes: I will, if you don't.


  • Noah Cross: "The future Mr Gittes, the future."
    Noah Cross: The future Mr Gittes, the future.
    J.J. Gittes: "Hey Clyde, where'd you get the midget?"
    J.J. Gittes: Hey Clyde, where'd you get the midget?
    J.J. Gittes: "I know, bad for the glass."
    J.J. Gittes: I know, bad for the glass.


  • Evelyn Mulwray: She's my sister and my daughter!


  • Noah Cross: mr. Gittes your dealing with a disturbed woman how just lost her husband i don't want her to be taken advantage of
    Noah Cross: Mr. Gittes your dealing with a disturbed woman how just lost her husband I don't want her to be taken advantage of.


  • J.J. Gittes: where were you when your husband died. you were seeing someone to... for very long
    J.J. Gittes: Where were you when your husband died. you were seeing someone to... for very long.
    Evelyn Mulwray: i don't see anyone for very long mr. Gittes it's difficult me
    Evelyn Mulwray: I don't see anyone for very long mr. Gittes it's difficult me.


  • Walsh: Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown
    Walsh: Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.


  • Noah Cross: You've got a nasty reputation, Mr. Gittes. I like that
    Noah Cross: You've got a nasty reputation, Mr. Gittes. I like that.


  • Noah Cross: I hope you don't mind. I believe they should be served with the head.
    Noah Cross: I hope you don't mind. I believe they should be served with the head.
    J.J. Gittes: Fine... long as you don't serve the chicken that way
    J.J. Gittes: Fine... long as you don't serve the chicken that way.


  • Walsh: Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.


  • Noah Cross: Mr. Gits.


  • J.J. Gittes: To tell you the truth...I lied.


  • J.J. Gittes: But, Mrs. Mulwray, I goddamn near lost my nose. And I like it. I like breathing through it. And I still think you're hiding something.
    J.J. Gittes: But, Mrs. Mulwray, I goddamn near lost my nose. And I like it. I like breathing through it. And I still think you're hiding something.


  • J.J. Gittes: As little as possible.


  • Evelyn Mulwray: She's my sister! She's my daughter!


  • Walsh: Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.


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