Laura: We better call the police.
Steele: Um, no, Blaylock's already killed once today. I believe he'll do it again if provoked.
Masters: Well I better get ready to come out of retirement.
Laura: I thought you got along with dogs.
Steele: I do. Dogs love me. I love dogs. That, Laura, is obviously not a dog. It's some other animal masquerading as a dog.
Steele: In matters of this nature, Miss Mellish, I find it advisable for subjects to focus on the initial stages on their narrative and then to proceed chronologically.
Shirley Mellish: What'd he say?
Laura: He means, start at the beginning.
Shirley: You Steele?
Steele: Me Steele.
Laura: Bear up, Mr. Steele. This is the first time Mildred has been late. I'm sure she'll be here soon to restore order to our universe!
Steele: (about his coffee) It's like a hot cup of the Thames.