Dolly Levi Quotes in Hello, Dolly! (1969)


Dolly Levi Quotes:

  • Dolly Levi: Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow.

  • Dolly Levi: Hello! Hello there, how are you? Oh Hello!

    Horace: You know too many people.

    Dolly Levi: Total strangers!

    Horace: Then why do you greet them?

    Dolly Levi: It makes me feel good to have so many friends.

    Horace: Oh, say hello for me too then.

    Dolly Levi: I already did.

  • Dolly Levi: Here, let me cut your wings!

    Horace: I don't want my wings cut!

    Dolly Levi: No man does, Horace, no man does.

  • Dolly Levi: And on those cold winter nights, Horace, you can snuggle up to your cash register. It's a little lumpy, but it rings!

  • Dolly Levi: As my late husband, Ephraim Levi, used to say, 'If you have to live from hand-to-mouth, you'd better be ambidextrous.'

  • Sullivan, ticket seller: Where to, Dolly?

    Dolly Levi: Yonkers, New York, to handle a highly personal matter for Mr. Horace Vandergelder, the well-known, unmarried, half-a-millionaire.

    Sullivan, ticket seller: Gonna marry him yourself, Dolly?

    Dolly Levi: Why, Mr. Sullivan, what ever put such a preposterous idea into my head... er, your head!

  • Dolly Levi: Goodness, the whole room is crawling with men. Irene, my dear, congratulations.

  • Dolly Levi: Mr. Kemper, do you mind if we go inside? I'm feeling an updraft in my underpants!

  • Dolly Levi: [singing] It takes a woman to quietly plan to take him and change him to her kind of man and to gently lead him where fortune can find him and not let him know that the power behind him was that dainty woman, that fragile woman, that sweetheart, that mistress, that wife.

  • Ambrose Kemper: This doesn't concern her!

    Dolly Levi: Mr. Kemper, everything concerns Dolly Levi!

  • Horace: Dolly Levi, you are a damned exasperating woman.

    Dolly Levi: Why Horace Vandergelder. That is the nicest thing you have ever said to me. Ha ha.

  • Dolly Levi: [after Cornelius attempts a dance lesson from Dolly] Oh, that's just absolutely wonderful, Mr. Hackl. When I think of the lucky women who'll find Heaven in your arms... I think we'll go back to Lesson One. Shall we?

Browse more character quotes from Hello, Dolly! (1969)