Psycho

Psycho quotes

44 total quotes (ID: 882)

Detective Milton Arbogast
Marion Crane
Norman Bates
Others


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!


Lila Crane: Look, that old woman, whoever she is, she told Arbogast something. I want her to tell us the same thing.
Sam Loomis: Hold it, you can't go up there.
Lila Crane: Why not?
Sam Loomis: Bates.
Lila Crane: Then, let's find him. One of us can keep him occupied while the other gets to the old woman.
Sam Loomis: You'll never be able to hold him still even if he doesn't want to be held. And, I don't like you going into that house alone.
Lila Crane: I can handle a sick old woman!

A boy's best friend is his mother. Note: ranked #56 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Marion Crane: Oh, we can see each other. We can even have dinner but respectably in my house with my mother's picture on the mantel and my sister helping me broil a big steak for three.
Sam Loomis: And after the steak, do we send sister to the movies? Turn mama's picture to the wall?
Marion Crane: Sam!
Sam Loomis: All right.

Sam Loomis: You never did eat your lunch, did you?
Marion Crane: I better get back to the office. These extended lunch hours give my boss excess acid.
Sam Loomis: Why don't you call your boss and tell him you're taking the rest of the afternoon off? It's Friday, anyway -- and hot.
Marion Crane: What do I do with my free afternoon? Walk you to the airport?
Sam Loomis: Well, you could laze around here a while longer.
Marion Crane: Hmm. Checking out time is 3 PM. Hotels of this sort are interested in you when you come in, but when your time is up. Oh Sam, I hate having to be with you in a place like this.
Sam Loomis: Married couples deliberately spend an occasional night in a cheap hotel.
Marion Crane: I know marriage can do a lot of things deliberately.
Sam Loomis: You sure talk like a girl who's been married.
Marion Crane: Sam, this is the last time.
Sam Loomis: For what?
Marion Crane: For this, meeting you in secret so we can be secretive. You come down here on business trips. We steal lunch hours. I wish you wouldn't even come.
Sam Loomis: All right, what do we do instead? Write each other lurid love letters?

Californian Charlie: I'm in no mood for trouble.
Marion Crane: What?
Charlie: There's an old saying, "First customer of the day is always the trouble!" But like I say, I'm in no mood for it so I'm gonna treat you so fair and square that you won't have one human reason to give me...
Marion Crane: Can I trade my car in and take another?
Charlie: Do anything you've a mind to. Bein' a woman, you will. That yours?
Marion Crane: Yes, it's just that -- there's nothing wrong with it. I just --
Charlie: -- sick of the sight of it! Well, why don't you have a look around here and see if there's somethin' that strikes your eyes and meanwhile I'll have my mechanic give yours the once over. You want some coffee? I was just about --
Marion Crane: No, thank you. I'm in a hurry. I just want to make a change, and --
Charlie: One thing people never oughtta be when they're buyin' used cars and that's in a hurry. But like I said, it's too nice a day to argue. I'll uh -- shoot your car in the garage here.

Nobody ever stops here anymore unless they've done that. There's no sense dwelling on our losses. We just keep on lighting the lights and following the formalities.

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.

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

Oh, we have twelve vacancies. Twelve cabins, twelve vacancies. They, uh, they moved away the highway.

Gee, I'm sorry I didn't hear you in all this rain. Go ahead in, please.

A hobby should pass the time, not fill it.

Sam Loomis: I've been doing all the talking so far, haven't I? I thought it was the people who were all alone all the time who did most of the talking when they got the chance. Here you are doing all the listening. You're alone here aren't you? Drive me crazy.
Norman Bates: I think that would be a rather extreme reaction, don't you?
Sam Loomis: Just an expression. What I meant was, I'd do just about anything to get away, wouldn't you?
Norman Bates: No.

Are you sure you wouldn't like to stay just a little while longer? Just for talk?

Well the, uh, mattress is soft, and there's hangers in the closet and stationery with 'Bates Motel' printed on it, in case you want to make your friends back home feel envious.