Shaw steps into the "electric eye" while exiting the secure file room.
Sally: Well, they certainly make a perfect couple.
Mac: Sally Virginia, you're a woman of fickle temper.
Sally: Well, that's what keeps you interested, isn't it?
(He overflows her glass with champagne.)
Mac: (reading blackmail letter) You really are a swinger.
Sally: Uh-huh. A promiscuous swinger.
Mac: Uh. The worst kind.
Sally: It says there that your wife is a promiscuous swinger and a user of drugs.
Mac: Don't talk about this in the house. Remember the bug in the plant.
Sally: I know, I watered it!
Mac: How was lunch?
Sally: I didn't touch a bite of it. How about you?
Mac: Oh, I had a bit of it. It bit back.
(The MacMillans' house is bugged.)
Sally: How can you make love when you know that someone's listening in?
Mac: Very quietly.
Mildred: You can't win around here! Will someone please tell me where my loyalty lies?
Mac: Who writes your check every week?
Mildred: A telling point.
Mildred: (on telephone) Commissioner McMillan, please. Tell him it's meddler call-uh, Mildred.
Sally: "Where there's smoke, there's fire!"
Mac: Exactly. It's a bromide men in public office have learned to respect.
Danziger: We also take on some government work from time to time. It can get a little cloak-and-daggerish.
Enright: (grinning) Well, that should keep things interesting!
Enright: Well, to tell you the truth, Sir, my first relationship with a girl wasn't very eventful.
Danziger: So I've been told.
Maggie: So you're not going to push some... preference on me?
Mac: Have I ever pushed some... preference on you before?
Maggie: Mrs. McMillan always has a very strong opinion.
Mac: Not this year.
Mac: She forgot to register.
Simpson: Mac, you know I wouldn't bother you if the kid was a lox.