Requested by B.J. Novak

Casablanca Lines, Ranked

top ten: it's all gravy here
  1. 1.
    Here's looking at you, kid.
    panty. dropping.
  2. 2.
    I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
    probably the best last line ever besides "shut up & deal" and "well, nobody's perfect"
  3. 3.
    Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.
    can't you feel the ache in each of those "all"s?
  4. 4.
    The whole song "As Time Goes By"
    never has a song stood in for dialogue AND functioned as exposition AND advanced the plot AND sounded so sweet as this one
  5. 5.
    I bet they're asleep in New York. I bet they're asleep all over America...
    the whole longing of a tired homesick man in two lines (you don't even need the backstory)
  6. 6.
    Round up the usual suspects.
    so sinister, so funny. everything you need to know abt how Casablanca is run.
  7. 7.
    The Germans wore grey, you wore blue.
    and the movie's in black & white so they basically look the same
  8. 8.
    We'll always have Paris.
    should be higher but i'm still kind of mad at Rick for putting Ilsa on that plane
  9. 9.
    How extravagant you are, throwing away women like that. Someday they may be scarce.
    fucking funny & genius exposition re: war conditions & the state of rick's heart
  10. 10.
    This whole place is full of vultures, vultures everywhere.
    oddly, this is the one that gets stuck in my head? also for a long time i thought he was saying "falchas"