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Aaron Burr (about Hamilton): Why do you always say what you believe? Ev'ry proclamation guarantees free ammunition for your enemies!

Aaron Burr (about Hamilton): Why do you write like you're running out of time? Write day and night like you're running out of time? Ev'ry day you fight, like you're running out of time.

Aaron Burr (about Hamilton): Why do you assume you're the smartest in the room? Soon that attitude may be your doom!

Alexander Hamilton: Gentlemen of the jury, I'm curious, bear with me. Are you aware that we're making hist'ry? This is the first murder trial of our brand-new nation. The liberty behind deliberation— I intend to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt with my assistant counsel—

Aaron Burr: Co-counsel. Hamilton, sit down. (Hamilton sits down) Our client Levi Weeks is innocent. Call your first witness. That's all you had to say!

Alexander Hamilton: Okay! (Hamilton jumps up again) One more thing—

Aaron Burr: Can we agree that duels are dumb and immature?

Alexander Hamilton: Sure. But your man has to answer for his words, Burr.

Aaron Burr: With his life? We both know that's absurd, sir.

Alexander Hamilton: Hang on, how many men died because Lee was inexperienced and ruinous?

Aaron Burr: Okay, so we're doin' this.

Aaron Burr: Hamilton doesn't hesitate. He exhibits no restraint. He takes and he takes and he takes and he keeps winning anyway. He changes the game. He plays and he raises the stakes. And if there's a reason he seems to thrive when so few survive, then Goddamnit— I'm willing to wait for it.

Aaron Burr: Wait for it. I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable. I am an original. I'm not falling behind or running late. I'm not standing still, I am lying in wait.

Alexander Hamilton: It's alright, Burr. I wish you'd brought this girl with you tonight, Burr.

Aaron Burr: You're very kind, but I'm afraid it's unlawful, sir.

Alexander Hamilton: What do you mean?

Aaron Burr: She's married.

Alexander Hamilton: I see.

Aaron Burr: She's married to a British officer.

Alexander Hamilton: Oh shit...

Aaron Burr: A winter's ball and the Schuyler sisters are the envy of all. Yo, if you can marry a sister, you're rich, son.

Alexander Hamilton: Is it a question of if, Burr, or which one?

Aaron Burr (to Hamilton, Lafayette, Laurens and Mulligan): Geniuses, lower your voices. You keep out of trouble and you double your choices. I'm with you, but the situation is fraught. You've got to be carefully taught: If you talk, you're gonna get shot!

Aaron Burr: Good luck with that: you're takin' a stand. You spit. I'm 'a sit. We'll see where we land.

Lafayette and Mulligan: Boooo!

John Laurens: Burr, the revolution's imminent. What do you stall for?

Alexander Hamilton: If you stand for nothing, Burr, what'll you fall for?

Aaron Burr: While we're talking, let me offer you some free advice. Talk less.

Alexander Hamilton: What?

Aaron Burr: Smile more.

Alexander Hamilton: Ha.

Aaron Burr: Don't let them know what you're against or what you're for.

Alexander Hamilton: You can't be serious.

Aaron Burr: You wanna get ahead?

Alexander Hamilton: Yes.

Aaron Burr: Fools who run their mouths off wind up dead.

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