Phillip Carlyle: I own 10% of the show. Knowing who I was working for... I had the good sense to take my cut weekly.
P. T. Barnum: Phillip, I can't let you gamble it on me. I...
Anne Wheeler: Sure you can.
Lettie Lutz: Don't turn sensible on us now.
Phillip Carlyle: Partners. 50-50.
P. T. Barnum: Partners.
P. T. Barnum: Folks, if you've come to get paid, the money is gone. All of it. Nothing left to give you.
Lettie Lutz: Shut up, Barnum. You just don't get it. Our own mothers were ashamed of us. Hid us our whole lives. Then you pull us out of the shadows. And now you're giving up on us, too. Maybe you are a fraud. Maybe it was just about making a buck. But you gave us a real family.
W. D. Wheeler: And the circus... that was our home. We want our home back.