Only one thing alive with less than four legs can hear this frequency, Superman, and that's you. I've spared no expense to make you feel right at home. And, Otis, by the way, next time put my robe on *after* I'm out of the pool. Miss Teschmacher: [after learning that there is a missile heading toward Hackensack] Lex, my mother lives in Hackensack. Superman: You don't even care where that other missile is headed, do you? Lex Luthor: [Superman thinks he has found the detonator with which to stop Luthor's missiles] Don't touch that! Lex Luthor: [swimming in the pool, listening to news broadcasts about Superman] Miss Teschmacher! Miss Teschmacher: [lying by the sunlamps] Lex, what's the story on this guy? Lex Luthor: If he is, he's not from this world. Lex Luthor: Because, if any human being were going to perpetrate such a fantastic hoax, it would have been me! [Luthor checks his watch and shrugs] Lex Luthor: [DELETED LINE] You know what they say about omelets... Lex Luthor: [in Luthor's underground hideout] Miss Teschmacher, how many girls do you know who have a Park Avenue address like this one? [repeated line] Lex Luthor: [shouting] Miss Teschmacher! Why does the phone always ring when you're in the bathtub? [Superman opens the lead box, but instead of a detonator... Miss Teschmacher: [sarcastically] Park Avenue address? Miss Teschmacher: Tell me something, Lex, why do so many people have to die for the crime of the century? [walking away] Lex Luthor: *Why* is the most diabolical leader of our time surrounding himself with total nincompoops?
Lex Luthor: It all fits somehow, his coming here to Metropolis. Lex Luthor: [Lex gets out of the pool, and stops at the top step. [he pushes Superman into the pool] [pointing to a map of California and the San Andreas Fault] Lex Luthor: Everything west of this line is the richest, most expensive real estate in the world: San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco. Lex Luthor: Now, call me foolish, call me irresponsible, but it occurs to me that a 500 megaton bomb planted at just the proper point would...
I mean, to commit the crime of the century, a man naturally wants to face the challenge of the century. Luthor, maybe this guy that flies is just sort of passing through, you know?
Lex Luthor: [Gives a little wave with his hand] Bye-bye, California.
[Otis overlays map with new map] Lex Luthor: Costa Del Lex.
[indicates "Teschmacher Peaks"] Lex Luthor: *Otisburg*?
Lex Luthor: Miss Teschmacher, when I was six years old my father said to me... People are no damn good, but they will always need land and they will pay through the nose to get it! Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe. He said, "Son, stocks may rise and fall, utilities and transportation systems may collapse. [Superman glares] Otis: I don't think he wants me to, Mr. [Lex stands on his library sliding ladder searching for a book] Lex Luthor: n... Lex Luthor: Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it's a simple adventure story. It's a pity he couldn't see from such humble beginnings how I've created this empire. Miss Teschmacher: [sarcastically] A Park Avenue address? Lex Luthor: Do you realize what people are shelling out up there, for a few miserable rooms off a common elevator? [Superman appears in Luthor's office] Lex Luthor: Otis, take the gentleman's cape. [Erases Otisburg] Lex Luthor: We all have our little faults. Lex Luthor: [to Otis] Do you know why the number two hundred is so vitally descriptive to both you and me? [Watching Otis approaching the hideout] Lex Luthor: It's amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep those legs moving. Lex Luthor: Miss Teschmacher, how many girls do you know who have a Park Avenue address like this one? Superman: Is that how a warped brain like yours gets its kicks? Lex Luthor: No, by causing the death of innocent people. [Otis moves the sliding ladder Lex is standing on, leaving Lex hanging from a shelf] Otis: So, there you go, ' M'.