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  • Gaston Monescu: Madame Colet, if I were your father, which fortunately I am not, and you made any attempt to handle your own business affairs, I would give you a good spanking - in a business way, of course.

    Mariette Colet: What would you do if you were my secretary?

    Gaston Monescu: The same thing.

    Mariette Colet: You're hired.

  • Gaston Monescu: Well, what did she want?

    Lily Vautier: You. And she's willing to pay as high as 50 francs.

  • Gaston Monescu: I see. You have to be in the Social Register to keep out of jail. But when a man starts at the bottom and works his way up, a self-made crook, then you say, "Call the police! Put him behind bars! Lock him up!"

  • Waiter: Yes, Baron. What should we start with, Baron? Hmm?

    Gaston Monescu: Oh yes. That's not so easy. Beginnings are always difficult.

    Waiter: Yes, Baron.

    Gaston Monescu: If Casanova suddenly turned out to be Romeo having supper with Juliet, who might become Cleopatra, how would you start?

    Waiter: I would start with cocktails.

  • Gaston Monescu: It must be the most marvelous supper. We may not eat it, but it must be marvelous.

  • Lily Vautier: You know, when I first saw you, I thought you were an American.

    Gaston Monescu: Thank you.

    Lily Vautier: Someone from another world, so entirely different. Oh, one gets so tired of one's own class - princes and counts and dukes and kings! Everybody talking shop. Always trying to sell you jewelry. Then I heard your name and found out you were just one of us.

    Gaston Monescu: Disappointed?

    Lily Vautier: No, proud. Very proud.

  • Lily Vautier: I have a confession to make to you: Baron, you are a crook. You robbed the gentleman in 253, 5, 7 and 9. May I have the salt?

    Gaston Monescu: Please!

    Lily Vautier: Thank you.

    Gaston Monescu: The pepper too?

    Lily Vautier: Oh, no, thank you.

    Gaston Monescu: You're very welcome. Countess, believe me, before you left this room, I would have told you everything. And let me say this, with love in my heart: Countess, you are a thief. The wallet of the gentleman in 253, 5, 7 and 9 is in your possession. I knew it very well when you took it out of my pocket. In fact, you tickled me. But your embrace was so sweet.

  • Gaston Monescu: It could have been marvelous.

    Mariette Colet: Divine.

    Gaston Monescu: Wonderful... . But tomorrow morning, if you should wake out of your dreams and hear a knock, and the door opens, and there, instead of a maid with a breakfast tray, stands a policeman with a warrant, then you'll be glad you are alone.

  • Gaston Monescu: Do you remember the man who walked into the Bank of Constantinople, and walked out with the Bank of Constantinople?

  • Gaston Monescu: I love you. I loved you the minute I saw you. I'm mad about you, my little shoplifter... . my sweet little pickpocket... . my darling.

  • Gaston Monescu: I came here to rob you, but unfortunately I fell in love with you.

  • Lily Vautier: Don't you remember the day you took that Chinese vase from the Royal Palace? And you made it into a lamp for my night table.

    Gaston Monescu: I remember the lamp, I remember the night table... . and I remember the night.

  • The Communist: [excitedly and emotionally] Phooey, phooey, and phooey!

    Gaston Monescu: [dryly] His phooey is worse than his bite.

  • Gaston Monescu: Everything will be all right again. Prosperity is just around the corner.

  • Lily Vautier: This woman has more than jewelry.

    Gaston Monescu: [sighs loudly]

    Lily Vautier: Did you ever take a good look at her... ummm...

    Gaston Monescu: Certainly.

    Lily Vautier: They're alright, aren't they?

    Gaston Monescu: Beautiful. What of it? Let me tell you something - as far as I'm concerned her whole sex appeal is in that safe.

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