Howard Hughes: Do you know those men? Do they work for me?
Noah Dietrich: Everybody works for you, Howard.

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.

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

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes: Does that look clean to you?
Ava Gardner: Nothing's clean, Howard. But we do our best, right?

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?

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

Get that crazy bitch away from me!

Ava Gardner

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

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.

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

Howard Hughes

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

Katharine Hepburn

If you let him testify at that hearing, the whole world will see what he's become. They should remember him for what he was.

Juan Trippe

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The Aviator Quotes

You don't own me, Howard. I'm not one of your teenage whores and I'm not some damn airplane!

Ava Gardner

Howard Hughes: Does that look clean to you?
Ava Gardner: Nothing's clean, Howard. But we do our best, right?