Howard Hughes: I feel like a little adventure.
Katharine Hepburn: Do your worst, Mr. Hughes.
Katharine Hepburn: [flying Howard's plane] Howard,
there's a rather alarming mountain heading our way.
Katharine Hepburn: Let me take the wheel.
Spencer Tracy: Something the matter?
Katharine Hepburn: There's just too much "Howard Hughes"
in "Howard Hughes". That's what's the matter.
Katharine Hepburn: Can't you just eat ice cream out of a
bowl, like everyone else?
Katharine Hepburn: I just... don't love you anymore.
Howard Hughes: Stop acting.
Katharine Hepburn: Ha. I'm not acting.
Howard Hughes: Sometimes I wonder whether you know the
Katharine Hepburn: Don't be unkind.
Katharine Hepburn: Your kind of a joint, is it? Wouldn't
Howard Hughes: Yeah, well, they're open late. I go to a
hot dog stand on LaCienega, too; they're open 'til
Katharine Hepburn: Are they? How marvelous!
Howard Hughes: Excuse me?
Katharine Hepburn: Well, if you're deaf, you must own up
to it. Get a hearing aid, or see my father. He's a
neurologist, but it's all tied up inside the body, don't
Howard Hughes: Mmm.
Katharine Hepburn: Me, I keep healthy. I take 7 showers
a day to keep clean, also because I'm so vulgarly
referred to as "outdoors-y." Well, I'm not "outdoors-y,"
I'm athletic. I sweat! There it is, now we both know the
sordid truth: I sweat, and you're deaf. Aren't we a fine
pair of misfits?
Katharine Hepburn: You know, fame is supposed to be MY
Howard Hughes: You're the tallest woman I have ever met.
Katharine Hepburn: And all sharp elbows and knees.
Katharine Hepburn: I've got a better idea, take me
flying! Or better yet, I'll take you flying!
Howard Hughes: Do your worst, Miss Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn: I've been famous - for better or
worse - for a long time now... I wonder if you know what
that really means.
Howard Hughes: I got my fair share of press on Hell's
Angels. I'm used to it.
Katharine Hepburn: Are you?
Katharine Hepburn: Howard, we're not like everyone else.
Too many sharp angles. Too many eccentricities. We have
to be very careful not to let people in or they'll make
us into freaks.
Howard Hughes: Kate, they can't get in here. We're safe.
Katharine Hepburn: They can always get in. When my
brother killed himself there were photographers at the
funeral. There's no decency to it.
Howard Hughes: I read in the magazines that you play
Katharine Hepburn: on occasion...
Howard Hughes: How 'bout nine holes?
Katharine Hepburn: NOW Mr. Hughes?