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John Boxall

Rick : How can you close me up? On what grounds?

Captain Renault : I’m shocked! Shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.

[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]

Croupier : Your winnings, sir.

Captain Renault : [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.


Captain Renault : Everybody out at once.

Sums it up pretty well

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and—and in short you are for ever floored.

Wilkins Micawber, Ch12 David Copperfield