Robert Redford movie quotes

Robert Redford movie quotes, phrases and lines
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Robert Redford quotes
  • “I look at going to Hollywood as going behind enemy lines. You parachute in, set up the explosion, then fly out before it goes off.”
    Robert Redford
    [Tag:enemy, hollywood]
  • “I guess some mistakes you never stop paying for.”
    Robert Redford - Roy Hobbs
    [Tag:mistake]
  • “My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things, trout as well as eternal salvation, came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy.”
    Robert Redford - Narrator
    [Tag:art, grace, salvation]
  • “We can no long wear the uniform of the soldier. We forfeited that right and that includes me. I disobeyed an executive order, I violated my duty as a commanding officer. And eight men paid a catastrophic price. It's a mistake not easy to live with. So here I am just like you, a convicted criminal. Only difference between you and me is, I know...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Robert Redford - Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin
    [Tag:crime, guilt, soldiers]
  • “After 30 years everyone's a good man. It's the law.”
    Robert Redford - Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin
    [Tag:goodness, manhood]
  • “My life didn't turn out the way I expected.”
    Robert Redford - Roy Hobbs
    [Tag:expectation, life]
  • “Life is too serious to be taken seriously.”
    Robert Redford
     
  • “- Iris Gaines: You know, I believe we have two lives.
    - Roy Hobbs: How... what do you mean?
    - Iris Gaines: The life we learn with and the life we live with after that.”

    Glenn Close - Iris Gaines
    Robert Redford - Roy Hobbs
  • - Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin: I don't think so. You know where saluting comes from?
    - Cpl. Ramon Aguilar: No, sir.
    - Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin: It comes from medieval times. Two knights would approach each other on horseback. They would raise their visors and show their faces. It's like they're saying, "This is who I am. I'm not the enemy and I'm not... (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Robert Redford - Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin
    Clifton Collins Jr. - Cpl. Ramon Aguilar
    [Tag:respect, soldiers]
  • “- Roy Hobbs: I coulda been better. I coulda broke every record in the book.
    - Iris Gaines: And then?
    - Roy Hobbs: And then? And then when I walked down the street people would've looked and they would've said there goes Roy Hobbs, the best there ever was in this game.”

    Robert Redford - Roy Hobbs
    Glenn Close - Iris Gaines
    [Tag:baseball, fame, regret]
  • “- Butch Cassidy: They got horses in Australia and thousands of miles of countryside that we can hide out in, and good climate. Nice beaches. You can learn to swim.
    - The Sundance Kid: No. Swimming isn't important. What about the banks?
    - Butch Cassidy: Very easy. Easy, ripe, and luscious.”

    Paul Newman - Butch Cassidy
    Robert Redford - The Sundance Kid
    [Tag:swimming, theft]
  • “If you stay in Beverly Hills too long you become a Mercedes.”
    Robert Redford
    [Tag:cars, hollywood]
  • “One day he went swimming and dove headfirst into the lake... and right into a rock. And it snapped his neck, paralyzed him. And after the accident I'd look in on him from time to time. But he wasn't there. It was like his mind, his spirit, whatever you want to call it, just disappeared. The only thing left was just anger. Just sort of as if the...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Robert Redford - Tom Booker
  • “Take a look at a castle. Any castle. Now break down the key elements that make it a castle. They haven't changed in a thousand years. 1: Location. A site on high ground that commands the territory as far as the eye can see. 2: Protection. Big walls, walls strong enough to withstand a frontal attack. 3: A garrison. Men who are trained and willing...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Robert Redford - Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin
    [Tag:building, history]
  • “- Ezra Stiles: It's gonna be a monoplane.
    - Waldo Pepper: A monoplane. Are you telling me you're building me an airplane with only one wing?
    - Ezra Stiles: Just thought you'd like to know: the biplane's gone the way of the Dodo.”

    Edward Herrmann - Ezra Stiles
    Robert Redford - Waldo Pepper
    [Tag:airplane]
  • “- Dillhoefer: Now, here's what we do. We put her up on the wing...
    - Duke: And she'll fake being afraid...
    - Dillhoefer: Right.
    - Duke: And the wind will blow her clothes off!
    - Dillhoefer: Yes! Yes!
    - Waldo Pepper: Wait! Why would the wind blow her clothes off? When I'm wing-walking, the wind doesn't blow my clothes off.
    - Dillhoefer: Fool!...” (continue)
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    Philip Bruns - Dillhoefer
    Scott Newman - Duke
    Robert Redford - Waldo Pepper
    [Tag:nudity]
  • “I'm flying so high not even the angels can catch me!”
    Robert Redford - Waldo Pepper
    [Tag:flying]
  • “- Jewel: So, uh, what did you say you do?
    - Forrest Tucker: Well that’s a secret.
    - Jewel: And why is that?
    - Forrest Tucker: Well because if I told you, you probably wouldn’t want to see me again.
    - Jewel: Who said I was going to see you again?
    - Forrest Tucker: Would you?”

    Sissy Spacek - Jewel
    Robert Redford - Forrest Tucker
    [Tag:job, secrets]
  • - Jewel: 'Cause you think about... ten years from now, where will you be, what'll you be doing? Now, whenever I close the door, I think: "Oh, is this the last time I'll ever have a chance to do whatever that thing was?"
    - Forrest Tucker: You know what I do when the door closes?
    - Jewel: What's that?
    - Forrest Tucker: I jump out the window.

    Sissy Spacek - Jewel
    Robert Redford - Forrest Tucker
  • If I ever wonder what I'm doing or where I'm going, I just think to myself: "Is that little kid I was when I was just about this tall," I say, "well now, would he have been proud of me?" And if the answer is "no", well then I just keep walking on through. But if the answer is "yes", then I know I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be.
    Robert Redford - Forrest Tucker
  • “- Jewel: Do you have any children?
    - Forrest Tucker: I hope not.”

    Sissy Spacek - Jewel
    Robert Redford - Forrest Tucker
    [Tag:children, father]
  • Let's take this place. Say it was a bank and say that counter up there was really a tellers window and you just walk in, look calm and so you just walk up, look her in the eye and you say "Ma'am, this is a robbery" and you show her the gun, like this [makes a gun with his hand] ...and you say "I wouldn't want you to get hurt cause I like you, I... (continue)(continue reading)
    Robert Redford - Forrest Tucker
  • Secrets are a dangerous thing, Ben. We all think we want to know them, but if you've kept one to yourself, you come to understand that doing so, you may learn something about someone else, but you also discover something about yourself.”
    Robert Redford - Jim Grant
  • “They can humiliate us, they can beat us, they can lock us away in a dark hole for days on end. But there's one thing they cannot do. They cannot take away from us, who we are. And we are soldiers!”
    Robert Redford - Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin
    [Tag:soldiers]
  • “- Roy Hobbs: Is he with his father?
    - Iris Gaines: No. His father lives in New York. But, I'm thinking he needs his father; he's at that age. He needs him.
    - Roy Hobbs: Sure. A father makes all the difference.”

    Robert Redford - Roy Hobbs
    Glenn Close - Iris Gaines
    [Tag:father, growth, need]
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