Johnny Kernan: Once they make you walk up an alley, you never use a front door again. Sam 'Slick' Brown:
An oil well is a hole in the ground surrounded by suckers.
Sam 'Slick' Brown: Pull yourself together, William! What's a confidence man without confidence? Sam 'Slick' Brown: [Being chased by a bear] We're going up a tree, William! Bill Peoria: Can bears climb trees? Sam 'Slick' Brown: Here he comes! We'll soon find out! Sam 'Slick' Brown: [after shimmying up the tree] William, I think it's a cinnamon bear. Bill Peoria: I don't care what flavor he is. He's more apt to taste me. Soapy: It may interest to you to know, my good man, that I and the minutest coin of the realm are total strangers. Waiter: How's that? Soapy: I said I was broke!