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.
Phillip Carlyle: You know, Barnum... when I first met you... I had an inheritance, acclaim, an invitation to every party in town. And now, thanks to you, all that's gone. All that's left is friendship, love, and work that I adore. You brought joy into my life.
Lettie Lutz: Into all our lives.
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.
I won't let them break me down to dust
I know that there's a place for us
For we are glorious
No more living in those shadows
You and me, we know how that goes
Lord of Leeds:
'Cause once you see it, oh you'll never, never be the same
We will be the light that's turning
Bottle up but keep on shining
You can prove there's more to you