Sir John Hurt quotes
“- The Priest: I have lived a blessed life. And yet every night, when I climb into bed, turn off the lights, and stare in to the dark, I wonder... Is this all there is?
- Jackie Kennedy: You wonder?
- The Priest: Every soul on this planet does. But then, when morning comes, we all wake up and make a pot of coffee.
- Jackie Kennedy: Why do we...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Montrose: Great men, such as yourself, draw rumors as shite draws flies.
- Duke of Argyll: You are the shite, Montrose, and the flies upon it!”
“How much of human life is lost in waiting?”
“I never had any ambition to be a star, or whatever it is called, and I'm still embarrassed at the word.”
“Pretending to be other people is my game and that to me is the essence of the whole business of acting.”
“When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.”
“- Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm: 1937: Hitler joins the Thule Society, a group of German aristocrats obsessed with the occult. In 1938, he acquired the spear of Longinus, which pierced the side of Christ. He who holds it becomes invincible. Hitler's power increases tenfold. 1943: President Roosevelt decides to fight back. The Bureau of...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Winston Smith: It's not so much staying alive, it's staying human that's important. What counts is that we don't betray each other.
- Julia: If you mean confessing, we're bound to do that. Everybody does. You can't help it.
- Winston Smith: I don't mean confessing. Confessing isn't betrayal. I mean feelings. If they can make me change my...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.”
“The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor. A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle, the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects. And its object is not...” (continue)(continue reading)
“There are no straight lawyers in Turkey. All bent. Bent, as happens, occupational necessity. They have special classes in corruption at night school. If you get suspected of honesty, then you get disbarred.”
“I was completely crazy and mad when I was young. I was absolutely in love with the dissolute.”
“I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!”
“When Jean-Baptiste did finally learn to speak he soon found that everyday language proved inadequate for all the olfactory experiences accumulating within himself.”
“- Brett: So what?
- Kane: We are obligated under section eight...
- Parker: I hate to bring this up but, this a commercial ship, not a rescue ship...
- Brett: Right.
- Parker: ...and it's not in my contract to do this kind of duty. Now what about the money? If you wanna give me some money to do it, I'll be happy to, you know, oblige.”
“- Parker: Still with us, Brett?
- Brett: Right.
- Kane: I feel dead.
- Parker: Anybody ever tell you you look dead, man?”
“He still had enough perfume left to enslave the whole world if he so chose. [...] He possessed a power stronger than the power of money, or terror, or death - the invincible power to command the love of mankind. There was only one thing the perfume could not do. It could not turn him into a person who could love and be loved like everyone else.”
“- Jackie Kennedy: I wrote him a letter. That night, before we moved the casket to the Capitol. Do you know what I wrote? That I wanted to die. I wanted to die.
- The Priest: I understand.
- Jackie Kennedy: Do you?
- The Priest: I do. Unless you are askingpermission.
- Jackie Kennedy: No, only crass, self-indulgent people kill themselves. No, I...” (continue)(continue reading)
“There no one else for them take up with except a fat innkeeper who only remembers his name because people shout it at him all day.”
“All of us are freaks in one way or another.”
“Oh, no. Not again.”