[talking of Juan Trippe] He owns Pan-Am. He owns Congress. He owns the Civil Aeronautics Board. But he does not own the sky.

Howard Hughes

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!

[as Hepburn leaves him] Actresses are cheap in this town - and I got a lot of money.

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes: You want to go to war with me?
Sen. Ralph Owen Brewster: It's not me, Howard. It's the United States Government. We just beat Germany and Japan. Who the hell are you?

You have called me a liar and a thief and a war propagandaist.

Howard Hughes

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.

Show me all the blueprints. Show me all the blueprints. Show me all the blueprints... show me all the blueprints... show me all the blueprints... show me all the blueprints..

Howard Hughes

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

Katharine Hepburn

Ava Gardner: You listened to my phone calls?
Howard Hughes: No! No! No! Honey I would never do that! I'd never do that! I... I just read the transcripts, that's all.

Howard Hughes: Will you marry me?
Ava Gardner: You're too crazy for me.

Get that crazy bitch away from me!

Ava Gardner

Come in with the milk. Come in with the milk. Come in with the milk.

Howard Hughes

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