How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
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J. Pierpont Finch: An emotional involvement can only lead to getting involved... emotionally.

Hedy LaRue: A secretary was ordered to be assigned to you. I'm your assignation.

J. Pierpont Finch: Just remember, Wally, we're all brothers.
J. B. Biggley: Some of us are uncles.

Mr. Gatch: Rosemary, seeing you always brightens my day. (He tries to kiss her).
Rosemary: Mr. Gatch.
Mr. Gatch: I'm gonna have to stop reading "Playboy."

Bud Frump: Are you ambitious, Finch?
J. Pierpont Finch: No, not necessarily.
Bud Frump: Good. You just keep that in mind. If you just remember who I am and who you are, we'll get along fine. If not.
Rosemary: You go crying to your uncle.
Bud Frump: I beg your pardon, I do not go crying to my uncle! It just happens my mother is Mrs. Biggley's sister. If I feel something's wrong, I phone my mother. She phones Mrs. Biggley, and Mrs. Biggley phones Mr. Biggley. That's the democratic way.

J. Pierpont Finch: Mediocrity is not a mortal sin.

Mr. Twimble: Last month I became a quarter-of-a-century man.
J. Pierpont Finch: Oh, that's beautiful, a quarter-of-a-century.
Mr. Twimble: Quarter-of-a-century.
J. Pierpont Finch: How long have you been in the mail room?
Mr. Twimble: Twenty-five years. It's not easy to get this medal. It takes a combination of skill, diplomacy, and bold caution.

Miss Jones: What's your name?
J. Pierpont Finch: Finch, F-I-N-C-H. J. Pierpont Finch.
Miss Jones: Well, why haven't I seen you before?
J. Pierpont Finch: Well, ma'am, I'm not supposed to deliver the executive mail. That's his job. Bud Frump, F-R-U-M-P.

J. B. Biggley: I know blood is thicker than water, but Bud Frump is thicker than anything.

Hedy LaRue: I have nothing to hide.
Rosemary: Yes you do, and you keep it hidden.

J. Pierpont Finch: What are you taking that down in?
Hedy LaRue: Long hand. It's safer. I make up for it when I type.
J. Pierpont Finch: Oh, you type fast.
Hedy LaRue: Like a jack rabbit - 12 words a minute.

Miss Jones: Your wife is on line 2, Mr. Biggley.
J. B. Biggley: Tell her I'm busy, tell her I'm in a meeting, tell her I'm out, damnit, put her on.

J. B. Biggley: Do you know who I am?
J. Pierpont Finch: No, sir.
J. B. Biggley: I'm J. B. Biggley, the President of this company, that's who I am. In fact, that's who the hell I am.

J. B. Biggley: I realise that I'm the president of this company, the man that's responsible for everything that goes on here. So, I want to state, right now, that anything that happened is not my fault.

TV Announcer: A day without a wicket is like a day without sunshine.

Miss Jones: He was a nice boy, but somebody's head has to roll.

Continuity mistake: When JB talks to Ms. Jones on the intercom after talking to his wife on the telephone, he asks where the "You know" is. She says "It's in your top right-hand drawer." You can see him moving to his left.

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