Oh, a box of trash! You shouldn't have.

Ava Gardner

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?

Sometimes I truly fear that I... am losing my mind. And if I did it... it would be like flying blind.

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes: I've been to Chatsworth, Santa Cruz, Encino, San Diego, Riverside, Van Nuys, and Bakersfield. It has been eight months! Where are my goddamn clouds, huh?
Professor Fitz: They move, Mr. Hughes! Clouds move. That's what they do. They move!

Howard Hughes: I feel like a little adventure.
Katharine Hepburn: Do your worst, Mr. Hughes

Noah Dietrich: Nice day.
Howard Hughes: Yeah, very funny.
Noah Dietrich: Listen, I got a call from Houston. They're getting real nervous about all this.
Howard Hughes: Stop showing them the damn bills, Noah.
Noah Dietrich: That would be illegal, Howard.
Howard Hughes: Shit, no. Maybe it's a little bit naughty.

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

Get that crazy bitch away from me!

Ava Gardner

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

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

Katharine Hepburn

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

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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?