The Apartment
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Fran Kubelik: I'd like to spell it out for you... Only I can't spell!

Fran Kubelik: I was jinxed from the word go. The first time I was ever kissed was in a cemetery.

Fran Kubelik: Why do people have to love people anyway?

Sylvia: You mean you bring other girls up here?
Kirkeby: Certainly not! I'm a happily married man.

Fran Kubelik: He's a taker.
C.C. Baxter: A what?
Fran Kubelik: Some people take, some people get took. And they know they're getting took and there's nothing they can do about it.

Margie MacDougall: Night like this, it sorta spooks you, walking into an empty apartment.
C.C. Baxter: I said I had no family; I didn't say I had an empty apartment.

C.C. Baxter: Miss Kubelik, one doesn't get to be a second administrative assistant around here unless he's a pretty good judge of character, and as far as I'm concerned you're tops. I mean, decency-wise and otherwise-wise.

C.C. Baxter: That's the way it crumbles... Cookie-wise.

Fran Kubelik: When you're in love with a married man, you shouldn't wear mascara.

J.D. Sheldrake: Ya know, you see a girl a couple of times a week, just for laughs, and right away they think you're gonna divorce your wife. Now I ask you, is that fair?
C.C. Baxter: No, sir, it's very unfair... Especially to your wife.

C.C. Baxter: The mirror... It's broken.
Fran Kubelik: Yes, I know. I like it that way. Makes me look the way I feel.

Factual error: Jack Lemmon cooks spaghetti for Xmas dinner. On New Years Eve he picks up the tennis racket, through which he had poured the spaghetti, and one piece hangs limp from the racket. It would of course, have long dried and be hard as before cooking.

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Trivia: The song sung by Baxter while cooking meatballs is "Capriccio Italien" by Tchaikovsky.

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