Burt Lancaster movie quotes

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Burt Lancaster
November 2, 1913
October 20, 1994
North American
actor, film director, film producer
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Burt Lancaster movie quotes, phrases and lines
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Burt Lancaster quotes
  • “- Ray Kinsella: It would kill some men to get so close to their dream and not touch it. God, they'd consider it a tragedy.
    - Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham: Son, if I'd only gotten to be a doctor for five minutes... now that would have been a tragedy.”

    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
    Burt Lancaster - Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham
    [Tag:dreams, tragedy]
  • President? My big toe would make a better President!”
    Burt Lancaster - J.J. Hunsecker
  • “- Sidney Falco: If I'm gonna go out on a limb for you, you gotta know what's involved!
    - J.J. Hunsecker: My right hand hasn't seen my left hand in thirty years.”

    Tony Curtis - Sidney Falco
    Burt Lancaster - J.J. Hunsecker
  • “Everybody knows Manny Davis - except Mrs. Manny Davis.”
    Burt Lancaster - J.J. Hunsecker
  • “Son, I don't relish shooting a mosquito with an elephant gun, so why don't you just shuffle along?”
    Burt Lancaster - J.J. Hunsecker
  • Sidney, conjugate me a verb. For instance, "to promise".
    Burt Lancaster - J.J. Hunsecker
  • “Mr. Falco, let it be said at once, is a man of 40 faces, not one - none too pretty, and all deceptive. You see that grin? That's the, eh, that's the Charming Street Urchin face. It's part of his helpless act: he throws himself upon your mercy. He's got a half-dozen faces for the ladies. But the one I like, the really cute one, is the quick,...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Burt Lancaster - J.J. Hunsecker
  • “- Karen Holmes: Why don't you tell the truth, you just don't want the responsibility. You're probably not even in love with me.
    - Sergeant Milton Warden: You're crazy! I wish I didn't love ya; maybe I can enjoy life again.”

    Deborah Kerr - Karen Holmes
    Burt Lancaster - Sgt. Milton Warden
  • - Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: A man don't go his own way, he's nothing.
    - Sergeant Milton Warden: Maybe back in the days of the pioneers a man could go his own way, but today you got to play ball.

    Montgomery Clift - Robert E. Lee Prewitt
    Burt Lancaster - Sgt. Milton Warden
    [Tag:independence, men]
  • “Rose, do you know why I like to have you serve me beer? So as I can watch you when you walk away.”
    Burt Lancaster - Sgt. Milton Warden
  • “I often think about death. The idea doesn't frighten me. You young people can't understand. To you, death doesn't exist. It's something that happens to others.”
    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
    [Tag:age, death]
  • “- Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: Do you think that if the Church could ever save herself by sacrificing us, she wouldn't do so? Of course she would, and rightly so.
    - Father Pirrone: You have two sins to confess on Saturday. One of the flesh last night, one of the spirit today.”

    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
    Romolo Valli - Father Pirrone
    [Tag:church, heresy, sin]
  • “- Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: In your opinion, what should I say?
    - Father Pirrone: The wish to found a Christian family is agreeable to the Church. Our Lord's presence at the marriage...
    - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: Let's keep to the point. I want to talk about this marriage, not the one at Cana, much less about marriage in general.”

    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
    Romolo Valli - Father Pirrone
  • “A man of 45 can still consider himself young until he realizes he has children old enough for love. Then old age comes over him in one blow.”
    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
    [Tag:aging, men]
  • “You're used to naked souls. You should know that naked bodies are far more innocent.”

    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
    [Tag:body, nudity, soul]
  • “We're not blind in spirit, Father. We're just human beings in a changing world.”

    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
  • “- Father Pirrone: Is Your Excellency here for confession?
    - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: Confession? It's not Saturday.
    - Father Pirrone: Listen to me. Come to confession.
    - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: There's no need. You know it all already.
    - Father Pirrone: The power of confession lies not only in telling our sins, but in repentance.”

    Romolo Valli - Father Pirrone
    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
  • I'm a vigorous man. I can't find satisfaction with a woman who crosses herself in bed before every embrace, and can only say "Gesummaria" afterwards. I've had seven children with her and I've never seen her navel. Is that right? I ask you. She's the sinner!

    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
    [Tag:marriage, sex, wife]
  • “This isn't the end of anything. It's the beginning of everything!”
    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
    [Tag:beginnings, end]
  • “You know what is happening in our country? Nothing... simply an imperceptible replacement of one class for another. The middle class doesn't want to destroy us. It simply wants to take our place... and very gently.”
    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
    [Tag:changing, society]
  • “They never want to improve. They think themselves perfect. Their vanity is greater than their misery.”

    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
  • “I belong to an unlucky generation, astride between two worlds and ill-at-ease in both. And what is more, I am completely without illusions. Now, what would the Senate do with me, an inexperienced legislator who lacks the faculty for self-deception, an essential requisite for wanting to guide others. No, I cannot lift a finger in politics. It...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
  • “All Sicilian expression, even the most violent, is really a wish for death. Our sensuality, wish for oblivion. Our knifings and shootings, a hankering after extinction. Our laziness, our spiced and drugged sherbets, a desire for voluptuous immobility, that is... for death again.”
    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
    [Tag:death, tradition]
  • “Love, of course! Fire and flames for a year, ashes for thirty. I too know what love is.”
    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
  • “We were the leopards, the lions, those who take our place will be jackals and sheep, and the whole lot of us - leopards, lions, jackals and sheep - will continue to think ourselves the salt of the earth.”
    Burt Lancaster - Prince Don Fabrizio Salina