Quotations from Casablanca  (1942)

[Ugarte sells exit visas]
Ugarte: You despise me, don't you?
Rick Blaine: If I gave you any thought I probably would.

Ugarte: Rick, think of all the poor devils who can't meet Renault's price. I get it for them for half.  Is that so ... parasitic?
Rick Blaine: I don't mind a parasite. I object to a cut-rate one.

Yvonne: Where were you last night?
Rick Blaine: That's so long ago, I don't remember.
Yvonne: Will I see you tonight?
Rick Blaine: I never make plans that far ahead.

Capt. Louis Renault: How extravagant you are, throwing away women like that.   Some day they may be scarce.
Capt. Louis Renault: What on earth brought you to Casablanca?
Rick Blaine: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Capt. Louis Renault: The waters?  What waters?  We're in the desert.
Rick Blaine: I was misinformed.

Rick Blaine: I stick my neck out for nobody.

Major Strasser: What is your nationality?
Rick Blaine: I'm a drunkard.
Capt. Louis Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.

[Of Victor Lazlo, who wants to escape from Casablanca]
Capt. Louis Renault: No matter how clever he is, he still needs an exit visa . . . or should I say two?
Rick Blaine: Why two?
Capt. Louis Renault: He is traveling with a lady.
Rick Blaine: He'll take one.
Capt. Louis Renault: I think not. I have seen the lady.

Capt. Louis Renault: My dear Ricky, you overestimate the influence of the Gestapo. I don't interfere with them and they don't interfere with me. In Casablanca I am master of my fate! I am . . .
Police Officer: Major Strasser is here, sir!
Rick Blaine: You were saying???
Capt. Louis Renault: Excuse me.

Rick Blaine: I congratulate you.
Victor Lazlo: What for?
Rick Blaine: . . . your work.
Victor Lazlo: I try my best.
Rick Blaine: We all try. You succeed.

[When Sam doesn't want to play "As Time Goes By"]
Rick Blaine: Play it!

Rick Blaine to Ilsa: Who are you really?  And what were you before?   And what did you do?  And what did you think?

Rick Blaine: Here's looking at you, kid.

Senor Ferrari: Might as well be frank, monsieur. It would take a miracle to get you out of Casablanca, and the Germans have outlawed miracles.

[After observing the gambling tables at Rick's]
Customer: Are you sure this place is honest?
Carl: Honest? As honest as the day is long!

[As he goes to hand Renault a bribe]
Jay Brandel: Capt. Renault ... may I?
Capt. Louis Renault: Oh no! Not here please! Come to my office tomorrow morning. We'll do everything businesslike.
Jay Brandel: We'll be there at six!
Capt. Louis Renault: I'll be there at ten.

Rick Blaine: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Capt. Louis Renault: I'm shocked ... shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.
[A croupier hands Renault a pile of money]
Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
Capt. Louis Renault: Oh, thank you ... very much. Everybody out at once!

Rick Blaine: Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.

Ilsa Lund: Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.

[Rick is trying to convince Ilsa to go with Lazlo]
Rick Blaine: If you don't get in that plane you'll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Rick Blaine: Last night we said a great many things. You said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I've done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you're getting on that plane with Victor where you belong.
Ilsa Lund: But, Richard, no...
Rick Blaine: Now, you've got to listen to me!  You have any idea what you'd have to look forward to if you stayed here?  Nine chances out of ten, we'd both wind up in a concentration camp.  Isn't that true, Louie?
Capt. Renault: I'm afraid that Major Strasser would insist.
Ilsa Lund: You're saying this only to make me go.
Rick Blaine: I'm saying it because it's true.  Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor.  You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going.   If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it.   Maybe not today.  Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Ilsa Lund: But what about us?
Rick Blaine: We'll always have Paris. We didn't have, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
Ilsa Lund: When I said I would never leave you.
Rick Blaine: And you never will.  But I've got a job to do, too.  Where I'm going, you can't follow.  What I've got to do, you can't be any part of.   Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.  Someday you'll understand that.  Now, now... Here's looking at you kid.

Rick Blaine: And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart.
Capt. Louis Renault: That is my least vulnerable spot.

[After he watches Rick do the shooting, Renault gives orders to his police]
Capt. Louis Renault: Major Strasser has been shot. Round up the usual suspects.

[Last line]
Rick Blaine: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


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