Millers Crossing

Millers Crossing quotes

55 total quotes (ID: 791)

Eddie Dane
Johnny Caspar
Tom Reagan

I'm talkin' about friendship. I'm talkin' about character. I'm talkin' about - hell. Leo, I ain't embarrassed to use the word - I'm talkin' about ethics.

Verna: That's not why you came, either.
Tom: Tell me why I came.
Verna: [seductively] The oldest reason there is.
Tom: There are friendlier places to drink.

Verna: What're you chewin' over?
Tom: Dream I had once. I was walkin' in the woods, I don't know why. Wind came up and blew me hat off.
Verna: And you chased it, right? You ran and ran, finally caught up to it and you picked it up. But it wasn't a hat anymore and it changed into something else, something wonderful.
Tom: Nah, it stayed a hat and no, I didn't chase it. Nothing more foolish than a man chasin' his hat.

Close your eyes ladies! I'm comin' in!

You dumpin' Leo for the guy that put a bullet in your brother?

If you want me to keep my mouth shut, it's gonna cost you some dough. I figure a thousand bucks is reasonable, so I want two.

Nobody knows anybody. Not that well.

You don't hold elected office in this town. You run it because people think you do. They stop thinking it, you stop running it.

It's like I tell all of my boys. [Casper shoots Eddie Dane] Always put one in the brain!

It's gettin' so a businessman can't expect no return from a fixed fight. Now, if you can't trust a fix, what can you trust? For a good return, you gotta go bettin' on chance - and then you're back with anarchy, right back in the jungle.

That son of a bitch! I had a feeling about this son of a bitch! We silence him! And we do the same to Mink this very night!

You double-cross once - where's it all end? An interesting ethical question.

You are so goddamn smart. Except you ain't.

If I'd known we were gonna cast our feelings into words, I'd've memorized the Song of Solomon.

Verna: Shouldn't you be doing your job?
Tom': Intimidating helpless women is my job.
Verna: Then go find one, and intimidate her.