Peter Appleton: I thought this was a democracy.
Leo Kubelsky: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, they're all just pieces of paper with signatures on them. And you know what a piece of paper with a signature is: a contract. Something that can be renegotiated at any time. Just so happens that the House un-American activities committee is renegotiating the contract this time around. Next time it will be somebody else, but it will always be somebody.
Adele: This is a free country, you can be a communist if you want to be a communist.
Adele: You remember movies but you don't remember your life?
Jerry the Bartender: I wouldn't know J. Edgar Hoover if he walked in here wearing a dress.
Luke Trimble: When bullies rise up, the rest of us have to beat them back down, whatever the cost. That's a simple idea, I suppose, but one worth giving everything for.