Vincent Lauria: Hey Julian I just want your best game.
Eddie Felson: Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.
Eddie Felson: I'm not your daddy, I'm not your boyfriend, so don't be playing games with me. I'm your partner.
Carmen: You win one more game, you're gonna be humping your fist for a long time. Got that, Vincent?
Eddie Felson: I can always go back to whiskey, it's been very good to me.
Eddie Felson: It's even, but it ain't settled. Let's settle it.
Orvis: You know who you got stakehorsin' here for you? This here's Fast Eddie Felson. Who the hell are you? The end of the world?
Eddie Felson: Human moves, kid. You study the watch... while I study you.
Eddie Felson: The balls roll funny for everybody, kiddo.
Eddie Felson: Pool excellence is not about excellent pool.
Carmen: You really think Vincent's that good?
Eddie Felson: Well, he's got the eye, he's got the stroke, he's got the flake... he's got the flake down cold. But can he flake on and flake off? I don't know. That's not clear.
Eddie Felson: Where's the Balabushka?
Carmen: Vincent took it.
Eddie Felson: You said he was out.
Carmen: He was in and out.
Eddie Felson: He took the cue stick?
Eddie Felson: And you let him?
Carmen: Well, so what?
Eddie Felson: Shit.
Carmen: Oh, man, I'm sorry.
Eddie Felson: Jesus. Goddamn. Child care.
Eddie Felson: This ain't pool. This is for bangers. Straight pool is pool. This is like hand-ball, or cribbage, or something. Straight pool, you gotta be a real surgeon to get 'em, you know? It's all finesse. Now, every thing is nine-ball, 'cause it's fast, good for T.V., good for a lot of break shots... Oh, well. What the hell. Checkers sells more than chess.