Rick Blaine: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine: How long was it we had, honey?
Ilsa Lund: I didn't count the days.
Rick Blaine: Well, I did. Every one of them. Mostly, I remember the last one, the wild finish. A guy standing on a station platform in the rain, with a comical look on his face, because his insides have been kicked out.
Ilsa Lund: Thank you for the coffee, monsieur. I shall miss that when I leave Casablanca.
Senor Ferrari: It was gracious of you to share it with me.
[Ugarte gives exit visas to Rick for safe keeping.]
Ugarte: Rick, I hope you're more impressed with me, now? Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll share my luck with your roulette wheel.
[Starts to walk away.]
Rick Blaine: [stands up. Ugarte stops.] Just a moment. I heard a rumor those two German couriers were carrying letter of transit.
Ugarte: Huh? Oh, huh, I heard that rumor too. Poor devils.
Rick Blaine: You're right, Ugarte. I am a little more impressed with you.
[Rick exits casino.]
Captain Louis Renault: If he ever gets a word in, it'll be a major Italian victory.
Major Heinrich Strasser: Last night you expressed an interest in Monsieur Ugarte.
Victor Laszlo: Well, its not important, but may I speak with him?
Major Heinrich Strasser: You would find the conversation a trifle one-sided. Monsieur Ugarte's dead.
Captain Louis Renault: I'm just writing the report now. We haven't quite decided whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape.
Rick Blaine: I don't like disturbances in my place.
[to the German officer]
Rick Blaine: Either lay off politics, or get out.
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, I... I...
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?
Captain Louis Renault: I'm afraid 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, 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.
Captain Louis Renault: Realizing the importance of the case, my men are rounding up twice the usual number of suspects.
Captain Louis Renault: Oh no, Emil, please. A bottle of your best champagne, and put it on my bill.
Emil: Very well, sir.
Victor Laszlo: Captain, please...
Captain Louis Renault: Oh, please, monsieur. It is a little game we play. They put it on the bill, I tear up the bill. It is very convenient.
Victor Laszlo: Welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win.
Ilsa Lund: Who is Rick?
Captain Louis Renault: Mamoiselle, you are in Rick's! And Rick is...
Ilsa Lund: Who is he?
Captain Louis Renault: Well, Rick is the kind of person that. Well, if I were a woman, and I were not in love. I should be in love with Rick, but what a fool I am talking to a beautiful woman about another man.
Rick Blaine: Who are you really, and what were you before? What did you do, and what did you think, huh?
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.]
Jan Brandel: Captain Renault... may I?
Captain Louis Renault: Oh no! Not here please! Come to my office tomorrow morning. We'll do everything businesslike.
Jan Brandel: We'll be there at six!
Captain Louis Renault: I'll be there at ten.
Rick Blaine: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Captain 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.
Captain Louis Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.
Captain Louis Renault: 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 Blaine: And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart.
Captain Louis Renault: That is my least vulnerable spot.
Captain Louis Renault: Major Strasser has been shot. Round up the usual suspects.
Victor Laszlo: I know a good deal more about you than you suspect. I know, for instance, that you're in love with a woman. It is perhaps a strange circumstance that we both should be in love with the same woman. The first evening I came to this café, I knew there was something between you and Ilsa. Since no one is to blame, I-- I demand no explanation. I ask only one thing. You won't give me the letters of transit: all right, but I want my wife to be safe. I ask you as a favor, to use the letters to take her away from Casablanca.
Rick Blaine: You love her that much?
Victor Laszlo: Apparently you think of me only as the leader of a cause. Well, I'm also a human being. Yes, I love her that much.
[Of Victor Laszlo, who wants to escape from Casablanca]
Captain Louis Renault: No matter how clever he is, he still needs an exit visa... or I should say two?
Rick Blaine: Why two?
Captain Louis Renault: He is traveling with a lady.
Rick Blaine: He'll take one.
Captain Louis Renault: I think not. I have seen the lady.
Captain 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?
Captain Louis Renault: Excuse me.
Rick Blaine: I congratulate you.
Victor Laszlo: What for?
Rick Blaine: Your work.
Victor Laszlo: I try.
Rick Blaine: We all try. You succeed.
Rick Blaine: You know what I want to hear.
Sam: [lying] No, I don't.
Rick Blaine: You played it for her, you can play it for me!
Sam: [lying] Well, I don't think I can remember--
Rick Blaine: If she can stand it, I can! Play it!
Captain Louis Renault: We are very honored tonight, Rick. Major Strasser is one of the reasons the Third Reich enjoys the reputation it has today.
Major Heinrich Strasser: You repeat *Third* Reich as though you expected there to be others!
Captain Louis Renault: Well, personally, Major, I will take what comes.
[Rick and Renault discussing Victor Laszlo's chances of escaping Casablanca.]
Captain Louis Renault: This is the end of the chase.
Rick Blaine: Twenty thousand francs says it isn't.
Captain Louis Renault: Is that a serious offer?
Rick Blaine: I just paid out twenty. I'd like to get it back.
Captain Louis Renault: Make it ten. I'm only a poor corrupt official.
[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.
[Annina is contemplating Renault's offer of exit visas for sex.]
Annina: Oh, monsieur, you are a man. If somone loved you very much, so that your happiness was the only thing that she wanted in the world, but she did a bad thing to make certain of it, could you forgive her?
Rick Blaine: Nobody ever loved me that much.
Annina: And he never knew, and the girl kept this bad thing locked in her heart? That would be all right, wouldn't it?
Rick Blaine: You want my advice?
Annina: Oh, yes, please.
Rick Blaine: Go back to Bulgaria.
Captain Louis Renault: How extravagant you are, throwing away women like that. Some day they may be scarce.
Captain Louis Renault: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?
Rick Blaine: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Captain 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.
Captain Louis Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.
Rick Blaine: Tell me, who was it you left me for? Was it Laszlo, or were there others in between? Or -- aren't you the kind that tells?
Senor Ferrari: As the leader of all illegal activities in Casablanca, I am an influential and respected man.
Rick Blaine: Don't you sometimes wonder if it's worth all this? I mean what you're fighting for.
Victor Laszlo: You might as well question why we breathe. If we stop breathing, we'll die. If we stop fighting our enemies, the world will die.
Rick Blaine: Well, what of it? It'll be out of its misery.
Victor Laszlo: You know how you sound, Mr. Blaine? Like a man who's trying to convince himself of something he doesn't believe in his heart.
Major Strasser: You give him credit for too much cleverness. My impression was that he's just another blundering American.
Captain Louis Renault: We musn't underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918.
Ilsa Lund: A franc for your thoughts.
Rick Blaine: In America they'd bring only a penny, and, huh, I guess that's about all they're worth.
Ilsa Lund: Well, I'm willing to be overcharged. Tell me.
Rick Blaine: Well, I was wondering...
Ilsa Lund: Yes?
Rick Blaine: Why I'm so lucky. Why I should find you waiting for me to come along.
Ilsa Lund: Why there is no other man in my life?
Rick Blaine: Uh-huh.
Ilsa Lund: That's easy: there was. And he's dead.
Major Strasser: Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?
Rick Blaine: It's not particularly my beloved Paris.
Heinz: Can you imagine us in London?
Rick Blaine: When you get there, ask me!
Captain Louis Renault: Hmmh! Diplomatist!
Major Strasser: How about New York?
Rick Blaine: Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade.
Captain Louis Renault: In 1935, you ran guns to Ethiopia. In 1936, you fought in Spain, on the Loyalist side.
Rick Blaine: I got well paid for it on both occasions.
Captain Louis Renault: The winning side would have paid you much better.
Captain Louis Renault: Rick, there are many exit visas sold in this café, but we know that you've never sold one. That is the reason we permit you to remain open.
Rick Blaine: Oh? I thought it was because I let you win at roulette.
Captain Louis Renault: That is another reason.
Annina: Monsieur Rick, what kind of a man is Captain Renault?
Rick Blaine: Oh, he's just like any other man, only more so.
Ilsa Lund: Play it once, Sam. For old times' sake.
Sam: [lying] I don't know what you mean, Miss Elsa.
Ilsa Lund: Play it, Sam. Play "As Time Goes By."
Sam: [lying] Oh, I can't remember it, Miss Elsa. I'm a little rusty on it.
Ilsa Lund: I'll hum it for you. Da-dy-da-dy-da-dum, da-dy-da-dee-da-dum...
[Sam begins playing]
Ilsa Lund: Sing it, Sam.
Sam: [singing] You must remember this / A kiss is still a kiss / A sigh is just a sigh / The fundamental things apply / As time goes by. / And when two lovers woo, / They still say, "I love you" / On that you can rely / No matter what the future brings---
Rick Blaine: [rushing up] Sam, I thought I told you never to play---
[Sees Ilsa. Sam closes the piano and rolls it away.]
Ilsa Lund: I wasn't sure you were the same. Let's see, the last time we met....
Rick Blaine: Was La Belle Aurora.
Ilsa Lund: How nice, you remembered. But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris.
Rick Blaine: Not an easy day to forget?
Ilsa Lund: No.
Rick Blaine: I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.
Mr. Leuchtag: Come sit down. Have a brandy with us.
Mrs. Leuchtag: To celebrate our leaving for America tomorrow.
Carl: Oh, thank you very much. I thought you would ask me, so I brought the good brandy. And -- a third glass!
Mrs. Leuchtag: At last the day is came!
Mr. Leuchtag: Mareichtag and I are speaking nothing but English now.
Mrs. Leuchtag: So we should feel at home when we get to America.
Carl: Very nice idea, mm-hmm.
Mr. Leuchtag: [toasting] To America!
Mrs. Leuchtag: To America!
Carl: To America!
Mr. Leuchtag: Liebchen-- sweetnessheart, what watch?
Mrs. Leuchtag: Ten watch.
Mr. Leuchtag: Such much?
Carl: Hm. You will get along beautiful in America, mm-hmm.
[Denying a refugee entrance to the casino.]
Rick Blaine: Your cash is good at the bar.
Banker: What? Do you know who I am?
Rick Blaine: I do. You're lucky the bar's open to you.
Woman: What makes saloonkeepers so snobbish?
Banker: Perhaps if you told him I ran the second largest banking house in Amsterdam.
Carl: Second largest? That wouldn't impress Rick. The leading banker in Amsterdam is now the pastry chef in our kitchen.
Banker: We have something to look forward to.
Ugarte: Heh, you know, watching you just now with the Deutsche Bank, one would think you've been doing this all your life.
Rick Blaine: Oh, what makes you think I haven't?
Ugarte: Oh, n-n-n-nothing, but when you first came to Casablanca, I thought --
Rick Blaine: You thought what?
Ugarte: Hm, what right do I have to think, huh?
Ugarte: You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.
Berger: We read five times that you were killed, in five different places.
Victor Laszlo: As you can see, it was true every single time.
Captain Louis Renault: Carl, see that Major Strasser gets a good table, one close to the ladies.
Carl: I have already given him the best, knowing he is German and would take it anyway.
"Here's looking at you, kid."
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