Phillip Carlyle: Do you understand that just associating with you could cost me my inheritance?
P. T. Barnum: Oh, it could cost you more than that. You'd be risking everything. But, on the other hand, well, you just might find yourself a free man.
P. T. Barnum: Caroline, you were the best dancer on that stage. What? You think I can't spot talent?
Caroline Barnum: Ballet takes years of hard work. It's not like the circus. You can't just fake it.
P. T. Barnum:
I see it in your eyes
You believe that lie
That you need to hide your face
Afraid to step outside
So you lock the door
But don't you stay that way
P. T. Barnum: You are so talented, blessed... (he sees Lettie's face) Extraordinary. Unique. I would even say beautiful. (People laugh)
Lettie Lutz: Sir. Please leave me alone.
P. T. Barnum: They don't understand, but they will.
Helen Barnum: I think you have too many dead things in your museum, Daddy.
Caroline Barnum: You need something alive. Something sensational.
P. T. Barnum: That's a big word.
Caroline Barnum: It's your word.
P. T. Barnum: Sir, I... I know I don't come from much, but I will take care of your daughter and I will give her a life as grand as this one.
Mr. Hallet: She'll be back. Sooner or later, she'll tire of your life... of having nothing, and she'll come running back home.