'Course I'm respectable. I'm old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.

Noah Cross

You've got a nasty reputation, Mr. Gittes. I like that.

Noah Cross

Evelyn Mulwray: Hollis seems to think you're an innocent man.
Jake Gittes: Well, I've been accused of a lot of things before, Mrs. Mulwray, but never that.

But, Mrs. Mulwray, I goddamn near lost my nose. And I like it. I like breathing through it. And I still think you're hiding something.

Jake Gittes

You're a very nosy fellow, kitty cat. Huh? You know what happens to nosy fellows? Huh? No? Wanna guess? Huh? No? Okay. They lose their noses.

Man with Knife

Let me explain something to you, Walsh. This business requires a certain amount of finesse.

Jake Gittes

Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water.

Noah Cross

You're dumber than you think I think you are.

Jake Gittes

Not so fast, there, Kaputnik.

Eddie Dane

You can't hijack me, Tic-tac, we're on the same side now. Or didn't you get that far in school?

Tom Reagan

You gotta remember to put one in his BRAIN. Your first shot puts him down, then you put one in his BRAIN. Then he's dead. Then we go home.

Tic-Tac

My chin's hanging out right next to yours. I'd worry a lot less if I thought you were worrying enough.

Tom Reagan

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