- Do hope this isn't an awkward moment. [after walking in on Stanley Moon's failed suicide attempt]
- You fill me with inertia. [spoken as musical performer Drimble Wedge]
- What terrible sins I have working for me. I suppose it's the wages.
- [to Lust] Pick your clothes up. You're due down at the Foreign Office.
- [offering anything in exchange for Stanley's soul] What would you like to be? Prime Minister? Oh, no, wait, I've already signed that deal.
- Most likely referring to Harold Wilson, the prime minister at the time.
- There was a time when I used to get lots of ideas — I thought up the Seven Deadly Sins in one afternoon. The only thing I've come up with recently is advertising.
- It's the standard contract. Gives you seven wishes in accordance with the mystic rules of life. Seven Days of the Week, Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Seas, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers —
- The latter also directed by Donen.
- [To a pigeon about to fly over a man] Release your doo-dahs.
- You realize that suicide's a criminal offence. In less enlightened times, they'd have hung you for it.
- Suicide, really — that's the last thing you should try.
- [During a conversation about politics, a character with a severe speech impediment struggles to express a thought. He replies dismissively ...] Well, that's easy for you to say.
- In the words of Marcel Proust — and this applies to any woman in the world — if you can stay up and listen with a fair degree of attention to whatever garbage, no matter how stupid it is, that they're coming out with, till ten minutes past four in the morning — you're in!
- [Regarding last minute repentance] I lost Mussolini that way, all that work, then right at the end with the rope around his neck, he says, 'Scusi. Mille regretti,' and up he goes!"
- Everything I've ever told you's been a lie, including that.
- Don't ever believe anything I've said; believe me.
- [saying the "magic word"] Julie Andrews!
- [reading Faustian contract] I, Stanley Moon, hereinafter and in the hereafter to be known as 'The Damned' — The damned?!
- Stanley: What a dreary thing to do - I hope you're proud of yourself.
- George: It was pride that got me into this. I used to be an angel, you know - up in heaven.
- Stanley: Oh yeah, you used to be God's favourite, didn't you?
- George: That's right - 'I Love Lucifer' it was in those days.
- George: Pretend I'm God and now dance around me and sing my praises." [after a few seconds]
- Stanley: I'm getting tired can we switch places?
- George: That's exactly how I felt!
- Stanley: If you're the devil, why didn't you try that vicar over there?
- George: Oh no, he's one of ours.
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