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- Once you've come to be a part of this particular patch, you'll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.
- About Chicago; Chicago: City on the Make
- If Jesus Christ treated me like you do, I’d drive in the nails myself.
- The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)
- Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never play cards with a man named Doc. And never lay down with a woman who's got more troubles than you.
- What Every Young Man Should Know
- A walk on the wild side.
- Title of novel (1956)
- Life is hard by the yard, son. But you don’t have to do it by the yard. By the inch it’s a cinch. And money can’t buy everything. For example: poverty.
- A Walk on the Wild Side (1956)