Casablanca (1942) quotes

Director
Michael Curtiz.

Cast
Humphrey Bogart.
Ingrid Bergman.
Paul Henreid.

In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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

Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick

What is your nationality?
Major Strasser
I’m a drunkard.

Rick
That makes Rick a citizen of the world.

Captain Renault

Where were you last night?
Yvonne
That’s so long ago, I don’t remember.

Rick
Will I see you tonight?

Yvonne
I never make plans that far ahead.

Rick

What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?
Captain Renault
My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.

Rick
The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.

Captain Renault
I was misinformed.

Rick

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.
Rick
But, Richard, no, I… I…

Ilsa
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?

Rick
I’m afraid Major Strasser would insist.

Captain Renault
You’re saying this only to make me go.

Ilsa
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.

Rick
But what about us?

Ilsa
We’ll always have Paris. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.

Rick
When I said I would never leave you.

Ilsa
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.

Rick
[Ilsa lowers her head and begins to cry]
Now, now…
Rick
[Rick gently places his hand under her chin and raises it so their eyes meet]
Here’s looking at you kid.
Rick

How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Rick
I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

Captain Renault
[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]
Your winnings, sir.
Croupier
[sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.

Captain Renault
[aloud]
Everybody out at once!
Captain Renault

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

And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart.
Rick
That is my *least* vulnerable spot.

Captain Renault

You despise me, don’t you?
Ugarte
If I gave you any thought I probably would.

Rick