Wolfe: You, Mr. Pitkin, what do you have to say to remove or discredit the suspicion that you are the murderer?
Oliver Pitkin: That's not the way it's done, Mr. Wolfe. That's un-American. First show me evidence, if there is any, and I will answer it.
Wolfe: Either, sir, you're an ass or you're masquerading as one. If I had evidence that one or more of you were guilty I wouldn't sit here half the night inviting you to jabber!