Nicely Nicely Johnson Quotes in Guys and Dolls (1955)


Nicely Nicely Johnson Quotes:

  • Harry the Horse: I just acquired five thousand fish.

    Nicely Nicely Johnson: Five thousand? If it can be told, where did you take on this fine bundle of lettuce?

    Harry the Horse: I have nothing to hide. I collected the reward on my father.

    Benny Southstreet: It is an advantage to have a successful father. Nobody ever wanted my old man for as much as five hundred.

  • Nicely Nicely Johnson: Nicely, nicely.

    Sky Masterson: I didn't ask how you are.

    Nicely Nicely Johnson: Don't.

  • Nathan Detroit: [singing] What's playing at the Roxy? I'll tell you what's playing at the Roxy. Picture about a Minnesota man so in love with a Mississippi girl that he sacrifices everything and moves all the ways to Biloxi. That's what's playing at the Roxy.

    Benny Southstreet: [singing] What's in the daily news? I'll tell you what's in the daily news. Story about a guy who bought his wife a small ruby with what otherwise would have been his union dues. That's what's in the daily news.

    Nicely Nicely Johnson: [singing] What's happening all over? I'll tell you what's happening all over. Guy sitting home by a television set who used to be something of a rover. That's what's happening all over.

    Nathan DetroitBenny SouthstreetNicely Nicely Johnson: [singing] Love is the thing that has licked 'em!

    Nathan Detroit: [singing] And it looks like I'm just another victim.

  • [about Gloria]

    Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: She's in bad shape, Doc. Can you do something?

    Florida Doctor: I wish I could.

    Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: Why can't you?

    Florida Doctor: Did you ever hear of a thing called paranoia? No, I guess you didn't. Well, it's what happens to people when they get to believe they're something they're not.

    Nicely Nicely Johnson: Now you're cooking with gas.

    Violette Shumberg: Shut up, Nicely.

    Nicely Nicely Johnson: Don't tell me to shut up.

    Violette Shumberg: I'll tell you to shut up anytime I feel like it, and I feel like it now.

    Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: Please go on, Doc.

    Florida Doctor: They can go on for a long time and be okay, except when the illusion is shattered. Then they kind of wither up and... phht. Unless it's restored.

    Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: But if it is...

    Florida Doctor: I'm afraid what that young lady wants, she'll never get.

    Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II: But we can't just stand around and let her die!

    [the doctor walks away sadly]

    Violette Shumberg: He ain't a very good doctor, Pinks. Why, last months he treated Nicely for a cold, and it turned out to be chicken pox.

    Nicely Nicely Johnson: You don't have to be telling everybody I had chicken pox at my age.

    Violette Shumberg: If you had chicken pox, you had them. And you had them.

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