P. T. Barnum: I am putting together a show and I need a star.

Charles Stratton: You want people to laugh at me.

P. T. Barnum: Well, they’re laughing anyway, kid, so might as well get paid. (Charles leaves the room) I see a soldier, no, a general riding across the stage with a sword and a gun, and… and… and the most beautiful uniform ever made. People will come from all over the world, and when they see him, they won’t laugh. (Charles opens the door) They’ll salute.

From The Greatest Showman (2017)