J.H. Kilbourne: See I'm not like most fols who get their kicks head on, I sort of slide in sideways like. As a matter of fact in High School they used to call me the crab.
Lew Harper: Oh.
J.H. Kilbourne: Now you take the oil businesss, my business, it's never any fun to drill straight down. I'm a slant driller by instinct.
Lew Harper: Are you slant-drilling me?
J.H. Kilbourne: You know what she wants to do with that land, Mr. Harper? She wants to turn it into a Goddam sanctuary for birds!
Lew Harper: I think that's kind of sweet.
J.H. Kilbourne: Well now, look, I'm all for saving wildlife like the next fella, but we gotta think about America's future. Energy sources just aren't that easy to come by.
Lew Harper: Aha! Did you come to that conclusion out of patriotism or just greed?
J.H. Kilbourne: [after a pause] Little of both, Mr Harper, - like most men of wealth.
Lew Harper: You have a problem, you have no talent for swearing.
Lew Harper: Personally I think you help up rather well.
J.H. Kilbourne: Outstanding!
J.H. Kilbourne: You remember what I told you Mr Harper, about my crab-like ways.
Lew Harper: All that passion and light-fingered at the same time.
Schuyler Devereaux: [to Harper] Don't you think I'm kinda sexy?
Gretchen: Harper, you're not such a tough guy.