Books vs pajamas

Pat (Spencer Tracy) and Jamie (Katharine Hepburn) are on a sleeper train, and the following dialogue ensues:

Jamie: Would you like something to read? I got some books in the station.

Pat: You're a funny girl, aren't you. Didn't remember to bring any pajamas, but books, yes.

Jamie: Books are more important than pajamas.

Pat: Only in some states. The Supreme Court hasn't decided that yet.

—from Without Love, Hepburn/Tracy, 1945.

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