Quotes from
Chicago

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Velma Kelly: My sister Veronica and I had this double act, and my husband Charlie traveled around with us. Now for the last number in our act we did these 20 acrobatic tricks in a row: one, two, three, four, five, splits, spread-eagles, back-flips, flip-flops, one right after the other. So this one night before the show we're at the hotel Cicero, the three of us boozin, having a few laughs, and we run out of ice, so I run out to get some. I come back, open the door, and there's Veronica and Charlie doing number 17, the spread-eagle! Well, I was in such a state of shock that I completely blacked out; I can't remember a thing. It wasn't until later, when I was washing the blood off my hands, I even knew they were dead! Velma Kelly: My sister Veronica and I had this double act, and my husband Charlie traveled around with us. Now for the last song in our act we did these 20 acrobatic tricks in a row: one, two, three, four, five, splits, legs spread completely apart, back-flips, flip-flops, one right after the other. So this one night before the show we're at the hotel Cicero, the three of us drinking a lot, enjoying ourselves, and we run out of ice, so I run out to get some. I come back, open the door, and there's Veronica and Charlie having sex! Well, I was in such a state of shock that I completely lost consciousness; I can't remember a thing. It wasn't until later, when I was washing the blood off my hands, I even knew they were dead!
Roxie Hart: You know, I was there. I was there that night you plugged your husband.
Velma Kelly: So was half of Chicago.
Roxie Hart: You know, I was there. I was there that night you shot your husband.
Velma Kelly: So was half of Chicago.
Annie: I met Ezekial Young from Salt Lake City, and he told me he was single, so we hit it off right away. Every night, he'd come home, I'd mix him a drink, we'd have dinner. It was like heaven in two and a half rooms. But soon I found out: Single he told me? Well, single my ass. Not only was he married. Oh no! He had six wives. One of those Mormons, ya know? Well, one night he came home, and I mixed him a drink, as usual....You know, some guys just can't hold their arsenic.

Annie: I met Ezekial Young from Salt Lake City, and he told me he was single, so we were compatible right away. Every night, he'd come home, I'd mix him a drink, we'd have dinner. It was like heaven in two and a half rooms. But soon I found out: Single he told me? Well, he wasn't single at all. Not only was he married. Oh no! He had six wives. One of those Mormons, you know? Well, one night he came home, and I mixed him a drink, as usual....You know, some men don't tolerate poison well.*

* The usual expression is "some guys can't hold their liquor."