Peter O'Toole quotes
“Acting is largely a matter of farting about in disguises.”
“There may be honor among thieves, but there's none in politicians.”
“I know nothing at all about women. They are an amazing, beautiful mystery.”
“In 22 seconds, I could break your fucking spine. In 22 seconds, I could pinch your head off like a fucking insect and spin it all over the fucking pavement. In 22 seconds, I could put 22 bullets inside your ridiculous gut. What I seem unable to do in 22 seconds is to keep you from fucking up my film!”
“- Lil: This is for ladies only!
- Alan Swann: So is this, ma'am, but every now and then I have to run a little water through it.”
“I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.”
“Pope Paul III was the greatest thief in the history of the church.”
“I saw a man killed in front of my eyes just before my eighth birthday.”
“- Jackson Bentley: What is it, Major Lawrence, that attracts you personally to the desert?
- T.E. Lawrence: It's clean.”
“- Willingham: That's wonderful, Duncan. Who is he?
- Phipps: His name is Jones. Ralph Jones.
- Willingham: Is he everything we've hoped for?
- Phipps: He has his strengths and his weaknesses. You see, he's American.”
“I hate beauty. Do you realize how boring it gets looking at beauty day in and day out?”
“- K.C. Downing: If there's anything you need, I can take care of it for you.
- Alan Swann: Anything?
- K.C. Downing: Within reason.
- Alan Swann: Well, let's begin with some tea and see where that leads us.”
“Alimony is proof that you pay for past mistakes. And pay...”
“- Police Chief Jake: Hey Bert, it's amazing you're still alive, considering who you are working for.
- Eli Cross: Come on Bert. We've time to kill you yet.”
“Heaven take my bones. England keep my soul?”
“- Alan Swann: Are you still in the fight game?
- Rookie Carroca: In a way. I married Benjy's mother.”
“The Emperor has been a prisoner in his own palace since the day that he was crowned, and has remained a prisoner since he abdicated. But now he's growing up, he may wonder why he's the only person in China who may not walk out of his own front door. I think the Emperor is the loneliest boy on Earth.”
“It's not enough simply to be the king. You must look and act like one.”
“If you cooperate, you'll receive a first-class ticket to Amsterdam where you can stick your finger in a dike.”