Howard Hughes: I read in the magazines that you play golf.
Katharine Hepburn: On occasion...
Howard Hughes: How 'bout nine holes?
Katharine Hepburn: NOW, Mr. Hughes?

Katharine Hepburn: I've been famous - for better or worse - for a long time now... I wonder if you know what that really means.
Howard Hughes: I got my fair share of press on Hell's Angels. I'm used to it.
Katharine Hepburn: Are you?
Katharine Hepburn: Howard, we're not like everyone else. Too many acute angles. Too many eccentricities. We have to be very careful not to let people in or they'll make us into freaks.
Howard Hughes: Kate, they can't get in here. We're safe.
Katharine Hepburn: They can always get in. When my brother killed himself there were photographers at the funeral. There's no decency to it.

Katharine Hepburn: I've got a better idea, take me flying! Or better yet, I'll take you flying!
Howard Hughes: Do your worst, Miss Hepburn.

Howard Hughes: You're the tallest woman I have ever met.
Katharine Hepburn: And all sharp elbows and knees. Beware.

You know, fame is supposed to be MY turf.

Howard Hughes: [doesn't hear what Kate says] Excuse me?
Katharine Hepburn: Well, if you're deaf, you must own up to it. Get a hearing aid, or see my father. He's an urologist, but it's all tied up inside the body, don't you find?
Howard Hughes: Mmm.
Katharine Hepburn: Me, I keep healthy. I take 7 showers a day to keep clean, also because I'm so vulgarly referred to as "outdoors-y." Well, I'm not "outdoors-y," I'm athletic. I sweat! There it is, now we both know the sordid truth: I sweat, and you're deaf. Aren't we a fine pair of misfits?

Howard Hughes: Look at me, Kate. Stop acting.
Katharine Hepburn: Ha. I'm not acting.
Howard Hughes: I wonder if you even know any more.
Katharine Hepburn: Don't be unkind.

Spencer Tracy: Something the matter?
Katharine Hepburn: There's just too much "Howard Hughes" in "Howard Hughes". That's what's the matter.

Can't you just eat ice cream out of a bowl, like everyone else?

Katharine Hepburn: I expect you to face this situation like an adul ...
Howard Hughes: DON'T TALK DOWN TO ME! Don't you ever talk talk down to me! You're a movie star, nothing more!

Katharine Hepburn: What's that on the steering wheel?
Howard Hughes: Cellophane. If you had any idea of the crap that people carry around on their hands.
Katharine Hepburn: What kind of crap?
Howard Hughes: You don't wanna know.

[flying Howard's plane] Howard, there's a rather alarming mountain heading our way.

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