The Big Street (1942)
Henry Fonda: Little Pinks
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II : She's in bad shape, Doc. Can you do something?
Florida Doctor : I wish I could.
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II : Why can't you?
Florida Doctor : Did you ever hear of a thing called paranoia? No, I guess you didn't. Well, it's what happens to people when they get to believe they're something they're not.
Nicely Nicely Johnson : Now you're cooking with gas.
Violette Shumberg : Shut up, Nicely.
Nicely Nicely Johnson : Don't tell me to shut up.
Violette Shumberg : I'll tell you to shut up anytime I feel like it, and I feel like it now.
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II : Please go on, Doc.
Florida Doctor : They can go on for a long time and be okay, except when the illusion is shattered. Then they kind of wither up and... phht. Unless it's restored.
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II : But if it is...
Florida Doctor : I'm afraid what that young lady wants, she'll never get.
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II : But we can't just stand around and let her die!
[the doctor walks away sadly]
Violette Shumberg : He ain't a very good doctor, Pinks. Why, last months he treated Nicely for a cold, and it turned out to be chicken pox.
Nicely Nicely Johnson : You don't have to be telling everybody I had chicken pox at my age.
Violette Shumberg : If you had chicken pox, you had them. And you had them.