Ivor Carney: It's very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only stock brokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.
Alfie Bryne: The only way to get rid of temptation, is to yield to it.
Ivor Carney: She's not suitable at all. Mutton dressed as lamb!
Mrs Taaffe: She's a bit young to be mutton.
Ivor Carney: I don't know what the world is coming to, but I know what you're coming to, Alfred Byrne. A bad end. A sad, bad end!
Robbie Fay: [to Alfie Byrne] I know where you been. I don't care what ya get up to. I like ya. You're me pal. And I know who Bosie was and all.
Christy Ward: You see, it was a Friday the thirteenth. I remember warning you about that at the time. Friday the thirteenth... It's an old theatrical tradition, like Hamlet.
Alfie Byrne: What are you talking about, Ward?
Christy Ward: They never go up on a Friday the thirteenth. And they never say Hamlet. Never.
Alfie Byrne: Macbeth they never say.