'Course I'm respectable. I'm old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.

Noah Cross

He's rich! Do you understand? He thinks he can get away with anything.

Jake Gittes

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Walsh

What can I tell you, kid? You're right. When you're right, you're right, and you're right.

Jake Gittes

Chef: Why do all you guys sit on your helmets? Soldier: So we don't get our balls blown off.

[voiceover] The horror... the horror...

Kurtz

What are they gonna say about him? What are they gonna say? That he was a kind man? That he was a wise man? That he had plans, man? That he had wisdom? Bullshit, man!

Photojournalist

[voice-over] I was going to the worst place in the world and I didn't even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked through the war like a main circuit cable plugged straight into Kurtz. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Colonel Walter E. Kurtz's memory any more than being back in Saigon was an accident. There is no way to tell his story without telling my own. And if his story really is a confession, then so is mine.

Willard

Disneyland? Fuck, man, this is better than Disneyland!

Lance

You can either surf, or you can fight!

Kilgore

Charlie don't surf!

Kilgore

One through nine, no maybes, no supposes, no fractions. You can't travel in space, you can't go out into space, you know, without, like, you know, uh, with fractions - what are you going to land on - one-quarter, three-eighths? What are you going to do when you go from here to Venus or something? That's dialectic physics.

Photo Journalist

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