Memorable lines from the film Casablanca. Download these Casablanca audio clips by clicking on the underlined text, or on the little speaker. If you'd rather listen using the Real Player simply click on the Real logo. To download Real Player, click on the button below.


UGARTE: But think of all the poor devils who cannot meet Renault's price. I get it for them for half. Is that so parasitic.
RICK: I don't mind a parasite. I object to a cut-rate one.
FERRARI: What do you want for Sam?
RICK: I don't buy or sell human beings.
FERRARI: That's too bad. That's Casablanca's leading commodity.
FERRARI: In refugees alone we could make a fortune if you would work with me through the black market.
RICK: Suppose you run your business and let me run mine.
YVONNE: Where were you last night?
RICK: That's so long ago, I don't remember.
RENAULT: And what in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?
RICK: My health, I came to Casablanca for the waters.
RENAULT: Waters? What waters? We're in the desert.
RICK: I was misinformed.
Ugarte starts to walk out followed by the gendarmes. At the doorway, he suddenly rushes through and slams the door behind him. By the time the gendarmes manage to get the door opened again, Ugarte has pulled a gun. He fires at the doorway. The shots bring on pandemonium in the cafe. As Ugarte runs through the hallway he sees Rick, appearing from the opposite direction, and grabs him.

UGARTE: Rick! Rick, help me! Rick, hide me. Do something! You must help me, Rick. Do something!

MAN: When they come to get me, Rick, I hope you'll be more of a help.
RICK: I stick my neck out for nobody.
STRASSER: Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?
RICK: It's not particularly my beloved Paris.
HEINZE: Can you imagine us in London?
RICK: When you get there, ask me.
SAM: Leave him alone, Miss Ilsa. You're bad luck to him.
ILSA: (softly)Play it once, Sam, for old time's sake.
SAM: I don't know what you mean, Miss Ilsa.
ILSA: Play it, Sam. Play "As Time Goes By."
SAM: I can't remember it, Miss Ilsa. I'm a little rusty on it.


RICK: Sam, if it's December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York?
SAM: Uh, my watch stopped.
RICK: (drunken nostalgia) I bet they're asleep in New York. I'll bet they're asleep all over America. (pounds the table suddenly) Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine!
RICK: Who are you really? And what were you before? What did you do and what did you think? Huh?
ILSA: We said "no questions."
RICK: Here's looking at you, kid. (They drink)
FRENCH OFFICER: What I said is none of your business!
GERMAN OFFICER: I will make it my business!
They begin to fight
Yvonne: (in French) Stop! I beg of you! I beg of you, stop!
There are exclamations from people nearby. German officers at a table rise, ready to join in. Rick walks up and separates the two men.
RICK: I don't like disturbances in my place. Either lay off politics or get out.
ANNINA: Oh, but if you knew what it means to us to leave Europe, to get to America! Oh, but if Jan should find out! He is such a boy. In many ways I am so much older than he is.
RICK: Yes, well, everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out. You'll excuse me.
Rick gets up and leaves Annina at the table.
ANNINA: Thank you, M'sieur.
RENAULT: Everybody is to leave here immediately! This café is closed until further notice.
Rick comes quickly up to Renault.
RICK: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
RENAULT: I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
The croupier comes out of the gambling room and up to Renault.
CROUPIER: (handing Renault a roll of bills) Your winnings, sir.
RENAULT: Oh. Thank you very much. (turns to the crowd again) Everybody out at once!
ILSA: I can't fight it anymore. I ran away from you once. I can't do it again. Oh, I don't know what's right any longer. You'll have to think for both of us, for all of us.
RICK: All right, I will. Here's looking at you kid.
ILSA: I wish I didn't love you so much.
ILSA: (turns to Rick) You're saying this only to make me go.
RICK: I'm saying it because it's true. Inside of us we both know you belong with Victor. You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it.
RICK: Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.
ILSA: But what about us?
RICK: We'll always have Paris. We didn't have it, we'd lost it, until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
ILSA: And I said I would never leave you!
RICK: And you never will. But I've got a job to do, too. Where I'm going you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. Not now. Here's looking at you, kid.
GENDARME: Mon Capitaine!
RENAULT: Major Strasser's been shot. (pauses as he looks at Rick, then to the gendarmes) Round up the usual suspects.
GENDARME: Oui, mon Capitaine.
RICK: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
(Rick and Renault walk off together into the night.)