Otto: I will not have my son grow up to be a capitalist.
Scarlett: When he's 18 he can make his mind up whether he wants to be a capitalist or a rich communist.
Otto: Is everybody in this world corrupt?
Peripetchikoff: I don't know everybody.
Otto: I'll pick you up at 6:30 sharp, because the 7:00 train for Moscow leaves promptly at 8:15.
Scarlett: Do you realize that Otto spelled backwards is Otto?
Phyllis MacNamara: How about that?
Scarlett: You'll like him. He looks just like Jack Kennedy, only he's younger and he has more upstairs.
Phyllis MacNamara: More brains?
Scarlett: More hair. And of course, ideologically, he's much sounder.
Phyllis MacNamara: Maybe we voted for the wrong man.
Scarlett: That couldn't happen in Russia.
Phyllis MacNamara: They don't make mistakes.
Scarlett: They don't vote.
Otto: We will take over West Berlin. We will take over Western Europe. We will bury you!
C.R. MacNamara: Do me a favor. Bury us but don't marry us.
On 2nd thoughts, I'm posting this clip:
Regarding the question at the beginning, of course I know why. It's overshadowed by Some Like It Hot. But if you enjoy Some Like It Hot, you'll enjoy this one. If you haven't watched either, what are you waiting for?
Maybe 1 day I'll be able to repress my excitement and enthusiasm, and write a decent post about Billy Wilder. Let's hope.