Psycho

Psycho quotes

44 total quotes (ID: 882)

Detective Milton Arbogast
Marion Crane
Norman Bates
Others


She might have fooled me, but she didn't fool my mother.


Well, a son is a poor substitute for a lover.

I don't even much bother with, uh, guests registering anymore. You know, one by one, you drop the formalities. I shouldn't even bother changing the sheets but old habits die hard.

Mother! Oh God, mother! Blood! Blood!

[To Sam] You make respectability sound disrespectful.

I'll lick the stamps.

Headaches are like resolutions. You forget them as soon as they stop hurting.

Well, if it doesn't jell, it isn't aspic, and this ain't jellin'!

Oh, someone has seen her, all right. Someone always sees a girl with $40,000.

We're always quickest to doubt people who have a reputation for being honest.

Hardware Store Customer: [Looking at can] They tell you what its ingredients are, and how it's guaranteed to exterminate every insect in the world, but they do not tell you whether or not it's painless. And-and I say, insect or man, death should always be painless.
Caroline: He was flirting with you. I guess he must have noticed my wedding ring.
Norman Bates' Mother: [in police custody, as Norman is thinking] It is sad when a mother has to speak the words that condemn her own son. I can't allow them to think I would commit murder. Put him away now as I should have years ago. He was always bad and in the end he intended to tell them I killed those girls and that man, as if I could do anything but just sit and stare like one of his stuffed birds. They know I can't move a finger and I want to just sit here and be quiet just in case they suspect me. They're probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am. I'm not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching... they'll see. They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, "Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly..."

Highway Patrol officer: Uh... hold it there. In quite a hurry.
Marion Crane: [nervously] Yes. Uh... I didn't intend to sleep so long. I almost had an accident last night, from sleepiness. So I decided to pull over.
Officer: You slept here all night?
Marion Crane: Yes. As I said, I couldn't keep my eyes open.
Officer: There are plenty of motels in this area. You should've... I mean, just to be safe.
Marion Crane: I didn't intend to sleep all night! I just pulled over. Have I broken any laws?
Officer: No, ma'am.
Marion Crane: Then I'm free to go?
Officer: Is anything wrong?
Marion Crane: Of course not. Am I acting as if there's something wrong?
Officer: Frankly, yes.
Marion Crane: Please... I'd like to go.
Officer: Well, is there?
Marion Crane: Is there what? I've told you there's nothing wrong, except that I'm in a hurry and you're taking up my time.
[starts car engine]
Officer: Now, just a moment! Turn off your motor, please. May I see your license?
Marion Crane: Why?
Officer: Please.

Marion Crane: I've caused you some trouble.
Norman Bates: No. Mother, my mother, uh, what's the phrase? She isn't quite herself today.
Marion Crane: You should have bothered. I really don't have that much of an appetite.
Norman Bates: Oh, I'm sorry. I wish you could apologize for other people.

California Charlie: [voiceover while Marion is driving] Heck, Officer, that was the first time I ever saw the customer high-pressure the salesman! Somebody chasin' her?
Highway Patrol Officer: I better have a look at those papers, Charlie.
Charlie: She look like a "wrong one" to you?
Officer: Acted like one.
Charlie: The only funny thing, she paid me seven hundred dollars in cash.
Caroline: Yes, Mr. Lowery?
George Lowery: Caroline? Marion still isn't in?
Caroline: No, Mr. Lowery. But then, she's always a bit late on Monday mornings.
George Lowery: Buzz me the minute she comes in. Then call her sister -- if no one's answering at the house.
Caroline: I called her sister, Mr. Lowery, where she works -- the Music Makers Music Store, you know -- and she doesn't know where Marion is any more than we do.
George Lowery: You'd better run out to the house. She may be, well -- unable to answer the phone.
Caroline: Her sister's going to do that. She's as worried as we are.
George Lowery: No, I haven't the faintest idea. As I said, I last saw your sister when she left the office on Friday. She said she didn't feel well and wanted to leave early; I said she could. That was the last I saw -- Now wait a minute. I did see her sometime later, driving -- Ah, I think you'd better come over here to my office -- quick! Caroline, get Mr. Cassidy for me! After all, Cassidy, I told you -- all that cash! I'm not taking the responsibility! Oh, for heaven's sake! A girl works for you for ten years, you trust her! All right. Yes. You better come over.
Tom Cassidy: Well, I ain't about to kiss off forty thousand dollars! I'll get it back, and if any of it's missin' I'll replace it with her fine, soft flesh! I'll track her, never you doubt it!
George Lowery: Oh, hold on, Cassidy! I-I still can't believe -- it must be some kind of mystery. I-I can't...
Tom Cassidy: You checked with the bank, no? They never laid eyes on her, no? You still trustin'? Hot creepers! She sat there while I dumped it out! Hardly even looked at it! Plannin'! And -- even flirtin' with me!

Deputy Sheriff Al Chambers: Your detective told you he couldn't come right back because he was goin' to question Norman Bates' mother. Right?
Lila Crane: Yes.
Al Chambers: Norman Bates' mother has been dead and buried in Greenlawn Cemetery for the past ten years!
Mrs. Eliza Chambers: I helped Norman pick out the dress she was buried in. Periwinkle blue.
Al Chambers: It ain't only local history, Sam. It's the only case of murder and suicide on Fairvale ledgers. Mrs. Bates poisoned this guy she was involved with when she found out he was married. Then took a helpin' of the same stuff herself. Strychnine. Ugly way to die.
Eliza Chambers: Norman found them dead together in bed.
Sam Loomis: You mean the old woman I saw tonight wasn't Mrs. Bates?
Al Chambers: Now wait a minute, Sam, are you sure you saw an old woman?
Sam Loomis: Yes! In the house behind the motel! I called and pounded but she just ignored me!
Al Chambers: You mean to tell me you saw Norman Bates' mother?
Lila Crane: But it had to be, because Arbogast said so too. And the young man wouldn't let him see her because she was too ill.
Al Chambers: Well if the woman up there is Mrs. Bates, who's that woman buried out in Greenlawn Cemetery?