Pappyism #1: There's three reasons why most men do anything: greed, curiousity, and anger.
Pappyism #2: A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only one. A thousand to one is a pretty big advantage.
Frankie: Well, well, so this is Ten Strike. San Francisco's got nothin' to worry about.
Hotel Clerk: (about Frankie's luggage) What's she got in all them hatboxes?
Bret: That's something to think about, isn't it?
Frankie: (to Bret) The way you carry on you'd think you never had a bath in your life.
Frankie: I only have $2.50 to my name.
Bret: Correction, you have $1.50 to your name.
Bret: Frankie, let's get one thing straight. I haven't had my coffee yet and I don't wanna talk. And I won't wanna talk after I've had my coffee.
Bret: You mean you got $100 in this note before you came to Ten Strike and you only have $1.50 left?
Frankie: I bought some hats! I always buy some hats when I'm confused.
Bret: I believe it. I've seen some of 'em.
Mae: No luck tonight?
Bret: Ma'am, luck's got nothin' to do with poker.
Mae: Then I was right, you are a professional.
Bret: Just a serious student. It beats workin'.
Frankie: (to Scott) I don't care if a man's got money as long as he's got character.
Scott: (to Frankie) You have a wonderful gift for simplification, my dear.
Frankie: Big talk but you don't scare me if greed, curiousity, and anger's the only things tht get you goin'.
Bret: It's possible that Pappy left something out.
Bret: If you think I'm in bad shape you should see the other two.
Frankie: I didn't know you landed a punch.
Bret: I don't mean tonight. I mean tomorrow night.
Mae: (to Bret) The folks in this town blame me for just about everything from wandering husbands to smallpox. Wanna blame something, blame Mae Miller.
Scott: I'm an old man, Mr. Maverick, not an old fool.
Bret: ( to Frankie) Did you ever hear of a scared jackrabbit asking a friend along?
Frankie: I'm so glad to see you. I just knew you couldn't run out on me.
Bret: Well, I tried.