Nora Charles: What's that man doing in my drawers?
Marion: I don't like crooks. And if I did like 'em, I wouldn't like crooks that are stool pigeons. And if I did like crooks that are stool pigeons, I still wouldn't like you.
Nora Charles: It's the nicest dinner I ever listened to.
Nora Charles: Waiter, will you serve the nuts? I mean, will you serve the guests the nuts?
Reporter: Well, can't you tell us anything about the case?
Nick Charles: Yes, it's putting me way behind in my drinking.
Tanner: Julia Wolf got me a job as her bookkeeper.
Nick Charles: Well, that's a hot one. Bookkeeper. Where did you ever learn bookkeeping?
Tanner: That last time you sent me up, I learned bookkeeping in Sing Sing.
Nick Charles: Say, how did you people happen to pop in here?
Lieutenant John Guild: We hear this is getting to be sort of a meeting place for the Wynant family, so we figured we'll stick around just in case the old boy himself should show up. Then we see this bird sneak in, we decide to come up. And lucky for you we did.
Nick Charles: Yes, I might not have been shot.
Nora Charles: Who is she?
Nick Charles: Oh, darling, I was hoping I wouldn't have to answer that.
Nora Charles: Come on.
Nick Charles: Well, Dorothy is really my daughter. You see, it was spring in Venice and I was so young, I didn't know what I was doing. We're all like that on my father's side.
Nora Charles: By the way, how is your father's side?
Nick Charles: Oh, it's much better, thanks. And yours?
Nora Charles: Gilbert, you've been listening on the extension again.
Gil: Of course, what else is an exension for?
Nora Charles: If that knife's missing, I'll look for it in your back.
Nick Charles: The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry martini you always shake to waltz time.