"The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter, eh?"

"When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it!"

"Yes, angel, I'm gonna send you over. The chances are you'll get off with life. That means if you're a good girl, you'll be out in 20 years. I'll be waiting for you. If they hang you, I'll always remember you."

"What is it?"
"The stuff that dreams are made of."

    ---- The Maltese Falcon (1941)

"Do you trust me?"
"Who trusts anybody?"

    ---- This Gun for Hire (1942)

"How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like honeysuckle?"

"Yes, I killed him. I killed him for money - and a woman - and I didn't get the money and I didn't get the woman. Pretty, isn't it?"

    ---- Double Indemnity (1944)

"When a dame gets killed, she doesn't worry about how she looks."

    ---- Laura (1944)

"I don't mind if you don't like my manners, I don't like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings."

    --- The Big Sleep (1946)

"Oh, Jeff, I don't want to die!"
"Neither do I, baby, but if I have to, I'm gonna die last."

    ---- Out of the Past (1947)

"You like money. You've got a great big dollar sign there where most women have a heart."

    ---- The Killing (1956)

"Come on, read my future."
"You haven't got any."
"What do you mean?"
"Your future is all used up."

    ---- Touch of Evil (1958)

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