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?

[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

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

Get that crazy bitch away from me!

Ava Gardner

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

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.

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

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

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

Howard Hughes

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

I want ten chocolate chip cookies. Medium chips. None too close to the outside.

Howard Hughes

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