Quotes from the Movie The Grifters

Well, who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?

Roy Dillon

It's great to get away, isn't it? Take some time off. Next week, I'll be back to work.

Roy Dillon

Myra, I'm not following you.

Roy Dillon

You talk the lingo. What's your pitch?

Roy Dillon

Nobody does that single-o.

Roy Dillon

I've heard the name.

Roy Dillon

Maybe I like it where I am.

Roy Dillon

I guess I owe you my life, Lilly.

Roy Dillon

What about you? You still handling playback money for the mob?

Roy Dillon

It's up to me. I'm strictly short con. It's nothing but small time stuff. I can walk away from it anytime I want.

Roy Dillon

Well, I'll let it be a surprise, then.

Roy Dillon

That's what I say. What I say is no. We don't do partners.

Roy Dillon

The best reason I can think of is that you scare the hell out of me. I have seen women like you before, baby. You're double-tough and you are sharp as a razor, and you get what you want or else; but you don't make it work forever. Sooner or later the lightning hits, and I'm not gonna be around when it hits you.

Roy Dillon

I gave you your life twice. I'm asking you to give me mine once.

Lilly Dillon

Never mind that, just take care of him.

Lilly Dillon

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