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.
Phillip's Father: Phillip, have you no shame? Associating yourself with that Barnum business is one thing... but parading around with the help?
(Anne runs away)
Phillip Carlyle: How dare you speak to her like that?
Phillip's Mother: You forget your place, Phillip.
Phillip Carlyle: My place? Mother, if this is my place, then I don't want any part of it.
Phillip Carlyle: Sir, it looks like you have yourself a junior partner.
P. T. Barnum: What I have is an overcompensated apprentice.
P. T. Barnum:
Now is this really how you like to spend your days?
Whiskey and misery, and parties and plays
If I were mixed up with you, I'd be the talk of the town
Disgraced and disowned, another one of the clowns
P. T. Barnum:
But you would finally live a little, finally laugh a little
Just let me give you the freedom to dream and it'll
Wake you up and cure your aching
Take your walls and start 'em breaking
Now that's a deal that seems worth taking
But I guess I'll leave that up to you
Phillip Carlyle (to P. T. Barnum):
I think I'm good to go
'Cause I quite enjoy the life you say I'm trapped in
Now I admire you, and that whole show you do
You're onto something, really it's something
But I live among the swells, and we don't pick up peanut shells
I'll have to leave that up to you