Doyle Lonnegan: Your boss is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly; how does he do it?
Johnny Hooker: He cheats.

Johnny Hooker: Hey where's June?
Loretta: She quit. I'm filling in for a few days till I can get a train outta here.
Johnny Hooker: Ya? Where ya going?
Loretta: I don't know, depends on which train I get on.

Doyle Lonnegan: I put it all on Lucky Dan; half a million dollars to win.
Kid Twist: Win? I said PLACE! "Place hit on Lucky D..." That horse is gonna run second!
Doyle Lonnegan: [there is a brief pause, and Lonnegan runs, horrified, to the booth] There's been a mistake! I want my money back!

Johnny Hooker: Luther! Good God, we're millionaires!
Luther: Jesus! Did you know he was that loaded?
Johnny Hooker: Hell no. I just cut into him. I woulda settled for pawning one of them shoes.

Tough luck, Lonnehan. But that's what you get for playing with your head up your ass!

Henry Gondorff

Joe Erie: Hello Snyder. Whattya doin' up here?
Lieutenant William Snyder: I'm on vacation. You see that friend of yours lately?
Joe Erie: No, no. He packed it in. Enrolled in detective school.

You see that fella in the red sweater over there? His name's Donnie McCoy. Works a few of the protection rackets for Cunnaro when he's waiting for something better to happen. Donnie and I have known each other since we were six. Take a good look at that face, Floyd. Because if he ever finds out I can be beat by one lousy grifter, I'll have to kill him and every other hood who wants to muscle in on my Chicago operation.

Doyle Lonnegan

Doyle Lonnegan: Mr. Shaw, we usually require a tie at this table... if you don't have one we can get you one.
Henry Gondorff: That'd be real nice of you, Mr. Lonniman!
Doyle Lonnegan: Lonnegan.

Kid Twist: Now how do you want to work this? Flat rate or percentage?
Benny Garfield: Who's the mark?
Kid Twist: Doyle Lonnegan.
Benny Garfield: Flat rate.

Johnny Hooker: Can you get a mob together?
Henry Gondorff: After what happened to Luther, I don't think I can get more than two, three hundred guys.

You're right, it's not enough. But it's close!

Johnny Hooker

If I didn't know you better, I'd swear you had some class!

Louise Coleman

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The Sting Quotes

Doyle Lonnegan: Your boss is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly; how does he do it?
Johnny Hooker: He cheats.

Luther: How much did you lose?
Johnny Hooker: [winces] All of it.
Luther: In one damn night? What are you spraying money around like that for, you could've been nailed.
Johnny Hooker: I checked the place first. There were no dicks in there.
Luther: But you're a con man! And you blew it like a pimp!