Out of the Past

Out of the Past quotes

61 total quotes (ID: 435)

Jack Fisher
Jeff Bailey/Jeff Markham
Kathie Moffat
Multiple Characters
Whit Sterling


[to Whit] You liked me because you could use me. You could use me because I was smart. I'm not smart anymore. I run a gas station.


[to Meta] If you'll drop this Junior League patter, we may get this conversation down to where it belongs.

I think I'm in a frame...I don't know. All I can see is the frame. I'm going in there now to look at the picture.

You see, I've got the files that were in your briefcase. I also know the address of the Treasury Department. That's the theory, isn't it? Keep the files away from the Treasury boys. Save Whit from doing ten years in a federal pen. Now you correct me if I make a mistake...You get the files and you also get Eels' body, in case you want to keep it from the cops...I want the affidavit that Meta put in Eels' safe when she took the files out. The lie that somebody put on paper that I killed a guy named Jack Fisher. Cause you see, I only buried him. And you don't get the gas for being the undertaker...And you won't need Whit. All you need is Meta to unlock that safe in Eels' office. I hope Meta's still around.

[to Kathie] Did it take much persuasion to make you say I killed Fisher? Come on, feed my ego. Tell me he beat ya, tell me he had to drag every word out of ya.

And cheer up Kathie. You'll get out of it all right. You always have.

[to Kathie] You're like a leaf that blows from one gutter to another.

A dame with a rod is like a guy with a knitting needle.

When you see her, you'll understand better.

My feelings? About ten years ago, I hid them somewhere and haven't been able to find them.

[to Jeff] You'll never be happy until you square yourself.

[to Kathie] You dirty little phony. Go on lie some more. Tell me how you handled things for me in San Francisco. Tell me it was all Joe's idea. Go on, Kathie, show me how you're gonna squirm your way out this time. What a sucker you must think I am. I took you back when you came whimpering and crawling. I should have kicked your teeth in. No, I'm not going to. Not now Kathie. We're gonna let the law push you around...You're going to take the rap and play along. You're gonna make every exact move I tell ya. If you don't, I'll kill ya. And I'll promise you one thing. It won't be quick. I'll break you first. You won't be able to answer a telephone or open a door without thinking: 'This is it.' And when it comes, it still won't be quick. And it won't be pretty. You can take your choice.

[to Jeff] Look I crossed you once. I know better than to try a second time.

You can't make deals with a dead man, Jeff.

I never told you I was anything but what I am. You just wanted to imagine I was. That's why I left you. Now we're back to stay.