Jason Robards quotes
“The theatre has kept me alive, and it's allowed me to work at my craft.”
“- Joe Huxley: We are holding fast at just a hair under 50 rads per hour. I thought that it would have diminished by now. I guess that means we're picking up fallout from... Titan missile bases in Wichita... wherever else out west. That's the way the wind blows - straight toward St. Louis.
- Dr. Russell Oakes: When will it be safe to move people...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Grandfather: You think you can just drop her into my life then take her away again? I won't allow it! She can't stay here.
- Dete: She's got to, she's your granddaughter.
- Grandfather: No! I don't have a granddaughter, not anymore.”
“- Michael McPhee: Can you make money from philosophy?
- Max Dugan: Yeah, if you have the right one.”
- Helen Oakes: My God. It's 1962 all over again. The Cuban Missile Crisis. Do you remember Kennedy on television, telling Khrushchev to turn his boats around?
- Dr. Russell Oakes: "Full retaliatory response". He didn't bat an eye.
- Helen Oakes: We were in New York, in bed... just like this, remember? 118th street.
- Dr. Russell Oakes: Meatball... (continue)(continue reading)
“- Max Dugan: How do you know I'm Max Dugan?
- Nora McPhee: You told me you were.
- Max Dugan: I told you a lot of things, but so far you haven't liked any of them, so I'll keep on telling new ones until you pick out one you like.”
“The only thing I ever learned in jail was that it was a terrific place to stay out of.”
“- Dr. Sam Hachiya: You come from Kansas City. What did you see?
- Dr. Russell Oakes: I was on the freeway, about 30 miles away. I'm not sure... it was high in the air, directly above downtown. Like the sun... exploding.”
“I loved her so. And she knew what I did. She knew all the fucking stupid things I'd done. But the love... was stronger than anything you can think of. The goddamn regret. The goddamn regret! Oh, and I'll die. Now I'll die, and I'll tell you what... the biggest regret of my life... I let my love go.”
“I would much rather be on the stage. I do films, but I've really been on stage most of my life. It's not only more of an emotional experience, but it's also a communication. It's the satisfaction of saying something about the human condition through the author, with the actors acting as the instrument, and then hearing the audience response.”
“I've always played disintegrated characters. I don't know much about acting, but I can play those kinds of characters.”
“- Charles Halloway: I know who you are. You are the autumn people. Where do you come from? The dust. Where do you go to? The grave.
- Mr. Dark: Yes. We are the hungry ones. Your torments call us like dogs in the night. And we do feed, and feed well.
- Charles Halloway: To stuff yourselves on other people's nightmares.”
“- Frank: You know, when you were two years old, we thought you had polio. Did you know that?
- Gil: Yeah, Mom said... something about it a couple of years ago.
- Frank: Yeah, well, for a week we didn't know. I hated you for that. I did. I hated having to care, having to go through the pain, the hurt, the suffering. It's not for me.”
“- Gunther Beckdorff: I heard you were a simple man, Giff, who came to Caboblanco and found contentment. Why should you care for a girl who had no passport?
- Gifford Hoyt: Because she's being held here against her will! Why? Do you have use for her? Then what happens? Does she leave Caboblanco alive?”
“- Charles Halloway: A father should be able to play baseball with his son.
- Mrs. Halloway: Baseball's not necessary, not with a heart like yours, he'll forgive you that.”
“- Nora McPhee: How do I know you have six months to live?
- Max Dugan: We could sit here and wait.”