F. Murray Abraham movie quotes

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F. Murray Abraham quotes
  • “On the page it looked nothing. The beginning simple, almost comic. Just a pulse. Bassoons and basset horns, like a rusty squeezebox. And then suddenly, high above it, an oboe. A single note, hanging there, unwavering. Until a clarinet took over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no composition by a performing monkey! This...” (continue)(continue reading)

    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
    [Tag:god, music]
  • “I will speak for you, Father. I speak for all mediocrities in the world. I am their champion. I am their patron saint.”

    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
  • “That was not Mozart laughing, Father... that was God. That was God laughing at me through that obscene giggle...”

    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
    [Tag:god, laughing]
  • “Ain't life a motherfucker.”
    F. Murray Abraham - Virgil Cane
  • “You don't think the future knows how to cross a bridge?”
    F. Murray Abraham - D.A. Abe Weiss
  • “- Meyer Lansky: We gotta get tough with Masseria and Faranzano. Only, we can't afford a war. They got armies; we don't.
    - Arnold Rothstein: We got balls and brains; you got those, you don't need an army...”

    Patrick Dempsey - Meyer Lansky
    F. Murray Abraham - Arnold Rothstein
  • “He was my idol. Mozart, I can't think of a time when I didn't know his name. I was still playing childish games and he was playing music for kings and emperors. Even the Pope in Rome! I admit I was jealous when I heard the tales they told about him. Not of the brilliant little prodigy himself, but of his father, who had taught him everything.”
    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
    [Tag:idols, jealousy, music]
  • “- Arnold Rothstein: Mr. Luciano, you're walking down the street. Suddenly you realize you're being followed. It's a hit. Walking towards you is a second gunman. You have time to fire at only one of them. Which one do...
    - Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano: I don't accept the question. To live, I gotta kill 'em both.”

    F. Murray Abraham - Arnold Rothstein
    Christian Slater - Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano
  • “- Antonio Salieri: Leave me alone.
    - Father Vogler: I cannot leave alone a soul in pain.
    - Antonio Salieri: Do you know who I am?
    - Father Vogler: It makes no difference. All men are equal in God's eyes.”

    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
    Richard Frank - Father Vogler
    [Tag:equality, god, soul]
  • “- Jack Colt: I just gotta ask... what does human flesh taste like?
    - Harold Leacher: Chicken.”

    Emilio Estevez - Jack Colt
    F. Murray Abraham - Harold Leacher
    [Tag:body, taste]
  • “When the destiny of a great fortune is at stake, men's greed spreads like a poison in the bloodstream. Uncles, nephews, cousins, in-laws of increasingly tenuous connection. The old woman's distantrelations had come foraging out of the woodwork.”
    F. Murray Abraham - Mr. Moustafa
  • “I heard the music of true forgiveness filling the theater, conferring on all who sat there, perfect absolution. God was singing through this little man to all the world, unstoppable, making my defeat more bitter with every passing bar.”

    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
    [Tag:absolution, god, music]
  • “- Greek Chorus Leader: Don't go any further. I know what you're thinking, Lenny, and forget it!
    - Lenny Weinrib: I can't forget it; the thought's been put in my head.
    - Chorus: Oh, cursed fate; certain thoughts are better left unthunk.”

    F. Murray Abraham - Greek Chours Leader
    Woody Allen - Lenny
  • “I'm not going to just say nice things about everybody unless I mean it.”
    F. Murray Abraham
  • “I think creativity is spiritual.”
    F. Murray Abraham
  • “- Antonio Salieri: Are you sure you can't leave these and, and come back again?
    - Constanze Mozart: It's very tempting sir, but it's impossible, I'm afraid. Wolfgang would be frantic if he found those were missing, you see they're all originals.
    - Antonio Salieri: Originals?
    - Constanze Mozart: Yes, sir, he doesn't make copies.
    - Antonio Salieri...” (continue)
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    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
    Elizabeth Berridge - Constanze Mozart
  • “Actually, the man had no ear at all. But what did it matter. He adored my music.”

    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
    [Tag:music, taste]
  • My father, he did not care for music. When I told him how I wished I could be like Mozart, he would say; "Why? Do you want to be a trained monkey? Would you like me to drag you around Europe, doing tricks like a circus freak?".
    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
  • “Curiosity, that's what kills us. Not muggers or all that bullshit about the ozone layer. It's our own hearts and minds.”
    F. Murray Abraham - Greek Chours Leader
  • “Your merciful God. He destroyed His own beloved, rather than let a mediocrity share in the smallest part of His glory. He killed Mozart and kept me alive to torture! 32 years of torture! 32 years of slowlywatching myself become extinct.”
    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
  • “Civil rights, brotherly love, all that shit, that gets left at the front gate.”

    F. Murray Abraham - Virgil Cane
    [Tag:prison, rights]
  • - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Confutatis maledictis" - when the wicked are confounded. "Flammis Acribus Adictis". How would you translate that?
    - Antonio Salieri: Consigned to flames of woe.
    - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Do you believe in it?
    - Antonio Salieri: What?
    - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A fire which never dies, burning you forever?
    - Antonio... (continue)
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    Tom Hulce - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    F. Murray Abraham - Antonio Salieri
    [Tag:belief, fire, hell]
  • “- Arnold Rothstein: When war comes, the winner will be the one who gets his enemy to trust him.
    - Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano: How do I do that?
    - Arnold Rothstein: You save his life.”

    F. Murray Abraham - Arnold Rothstein
    Christian Slater - Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano
    [Tag:enemy, salvation, war]
  • “There's not much chance I'm ever getting out of here. Those cops of yours are part of the reason. That's what we've got in common. I got my last armed robbery conviction behind them. The rest is my business.”
    F. Murray Abraham - Virgil Cane
    [Tag:escape, police, prison]
  • “Do you know why being a revolutionary doesn't work in this country? Being a revolutionary in America is like being a spoil sport at an orgy. All these goodies being passed around and you feel like a shit when you say no.”
    F. Murray Abraham - Eppis