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  • Eddie Felson: You gotta have two things to win. You gotta have brains and you gotta have balls. Now, you got too much of one and not enough of the other.


  • Eddie Felson: Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.


  • Eddie Felson: Nine Ball is rotation pool. The balls are pocketed in numbered order. The only ball that means anything, that wins it, is the 9. Now, the player can shoot eight trick shots in a row, blow the nine and lose. On the other hand, the player can get the 9 in on the break, if the balls spread right, and win. Which is to say that luck plays a part in 9-Ball. But for some players... luck itself is an art.


  • Eddie Felson: You gotta have two things to win. You gotta have brains and you gotta have balls. Now, you got too much of one and not enough of the other.


  • Eddie Felson: Do you smell that?
    Vincent Lauria: Smoke?
    Carmen: No, Money.


  • Grady Seasons: It's like a nightmare, isn't it? It just keeps getting worse and worse.


  • Eddie Felson: Straight pool is pool. This is like handball...or cribbage or something. Straight pool you got to be a real surgeon...to get it-- You know, it's all finesse. Now everything is nine ball because it's fast...good for TV...good for a lot of break shots. Oh, well. What the hell. Checkers sells more than chess.


  • Eddie Felson: You got to be a student...of human moves. See, all the greats that I know of...were students of human moves.


  • Eddie Felson: You're some piece of work. You're also a natural character.
    Vincent Lauria: I've been telling her that. I got natural character.
    Eddie Felson: That's not what I said, kid. I said you are a natural character. You're an incredible flake. But that's a gift. Guys spend half their lives inventing that.


  • Eddie Felson: If you got an area of excellence... you're the best at something, anything... then rich can be arranged. Rich can come fairly easy.


  • Carmen: Vincent, you win one more game... you're gonna be humping your fist for a long time.


  • Eddie Felson: Hey, I'm back.


  • Eddie Felson: Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.


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