Roddy McDowall movie quotes

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Identikit and personal data
Name
Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude
Last name
McDowall
Pseudonym
Roddy McDowall
Born
September 17, 1928
Died
October 3, 1998
Gender
male
Nationality
English
Profession
actor
Zodiac sign
Virgo
Roddy McDowall movie quotes, phrases and lines
36 in english
Roddy McDowall quotes
  • “I still have the actor's disease. I always think I'll never get another job.”
    Roddy McDowall
    [Tag:actors, working]
  • “My whole life I've been trying to prove I'm not just yesterday.”
    Roddy McDowall
    [Tag:career, past]
  • “- Caesar: Ah, if only my mother and father, whom I was too young to remember... If only they'd lived, perhaps they would have taught me if it was right to kill evil so that good shall prevail.
    - Bruce MacDonald: But you know, Caesar, history shows...
    - Caesar: Oh no, no, no. That is human history, not ape history. Ape, never kills ape.”

    Roddy McDowall - Caesar
    Austin Stoker - Bruce MacDonald
    [Tag:evil, good, killing]
  • - Virgil: Teacher only reverted to type under provocation. He... he spoke like a slavemaster in the old days of our servitude when we were conditioned to mechanical obedience. He, uh, he uttered a negative, uh, imperative.
    - Caesar: Could you put that into words which even Caesar could understand?
    - Virgil: Uh, he said, "No, Aldo, no!".

    Paul Williams - Virgil
    Roddy McDowall - Caesar
    [Tag:commanding]
  • “- Caesar: Can one murder be avenged by another?
    - Virgil: Perhaps only the future will tell.”

    Roddy McDowall - Caesar
    Paul Williams - Virgil
    [Tag:killing, revenge]
  • “- Dr. Lewis Dixon: Can you read a map?
    - Cornelius: I'm an archaeologist. I can even draw one!”

    Bradford Dillman - Dr. Lewis Dixon
    Roddy McDowall - Cornelius
    [Tag:ability]
  • “I do know this: One of the reasons for man's original downfall was your peculiar habit of murdering one another. Man destroys man. Apes do not destroy apes.”
    Roddy McDowall - Cornelius
  • “- Reporter at Hotel: Dr. Cornelius, tell me: How do you find our women?
    - Cornelius: Very human.”

    Elizabeth Harrower - Reporter at Hotel
    Roddy McDowall - Cornelius
    [Tag:women]
  • “By the time the plague was contained, man was without pets. Of course, for man this was intolerable. I mean, he might kill his brother, but he could not kill his dog!”
    Roddy McDowall - Cornelius
  • “They became alert to the concept of slavery. And, as their numbers grew, to slavery's antidote which, of course, is unity. At first, they began assembling in small groups. They learned the art of corporate and militant action. They learned to refuse. At first, they just grunted their refusal. But then, on an historic day, which is commemorated...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Roddy McDowall - Cornelius
  • “- Worker Ant #1: I'm lost! Where's the line? It just went away. What do I do? What do I do?
    - Worker Ant #2: Help!
    - Worker Ant #3: We'll be stuck hereforever!
    - Mr. Soil: Do not panic, do not panic. We are trained professionals. Now, stay calm. We are going around the leaf.”

    Roddy McDowall - Mr. Soil
    [Tag:chaos, rules]
  • “They still haven't improved on our model. You can't modify perfection! We are the best.”
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
  • “I just want to thank the student who drew the crude caricature of me in the boys' lavatory, although you were kind in your portrayal, I would like it if you kept your talents to the art class.”
    Roddy McDowall - Mr. Dante
    [Tag:art, students]
  • - V.I.N.CENT.: As an old war hero once said, "Damn the torpedos! full speed ahead!".
    - B.O.B.: He also said something about going in harm's way.

    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
    Slim Pickens - B.O.B.
    [Tag:courage, war]
  • “Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still, real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and belovedforever. How green was my valley then.”

    Roddy McDowall - Huw
  • “- John Ashwood II as a Boy: If there's a world war, I want to fight for England. You wouldn't want me to be a coward, would you?
    - Susan Ashwood: No, darling.
    - John Ashwood II as a Boy: Do you think father would like me to run away?
    - Susan Ashwood: No, Johnny. I don't. Darn little Englishman. You're just like your father.”

    Roddy McDowall - John Ashwood II as a Boy
    Irene Dunne - Susan Ashwood
    [Tag:attitude, england, war]
  • “- Jenkins: We have been together for quite some time, now; I see no reason to discontinue the association.
    - Jackson: I got the idea: pie four ways is better than no pie at all.
    - Jenkins: Then we are in agreement?
    - Henri: Totally, completely, in every which way.”

    Roddy McDowall - Jenkins
    Cleavon Little - Jackson
    James Coco - Henri
  • “- Terry Corrigan: I'll bet I know who you are. You're Mr. Goldstein's replacement. Terry Corrigan, biology.
    - Andrew Norris: Andy Norris, music. What's the gun for?
    - Terry Corrigan: Where have you been teaching lately?
    - Andrew Norris: Lately? Nowhere.
    - Terry Corrigan: It figures.”

    Roddy McDowall - Terry Corrigan
    Perry King - Andrew Norris
  • “- Lieutenant Charles Pizer: You know what they say, Vincent, all work and no play...
    - V.I.N.CENT.: All sunshine makes a desert, so the Arabs say.”

    Joseph Bottoms - Lieutenant Charles Pizer
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
    [Tag:playing, working]
  • “- Lieutenant Charles Pizer: Far be it from you to admit there isn't anything you can't handle.
    - V.I.N.CENT.: There are three basic types, Mr. Pizer: the Wills, the Won'ts, and the Can'ts. The Wills accomplish everything, the Won'ts oppose everything, and the Can'ts won't try anything.”

    Joseph Bottoms - Lieutenant Charles Pizer
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
  • “Everything I ever learnt as a small boy came from my father, and I never found anything he ever told me to be wrong or worthless. The simple lessons he taught me are as sharp and clear in my mind as if I had heard them only yesterday.”

    Roddy McDowall - Huw
  • - Mr. Gruffydd: You must have faith. And if you have, you will walk again, no matter what all the doctors say.
    - Huw: But he said "Nature must take her course".
    - Mr. Gruffydd: Nature is the hand-maiden of the Lord.

    Walter Pidgeon - Mr. Gruffydd
    Roddy McDowall - Huw
  • “- Lieutenant Charles Pizer: Every time I see one of those things I expect to spot some guy dressed in red with horns and a pitchfork.
    - Captain Dan Holland: It's a monster, all right.
    - V.I.N.CENT.: A rip in the very fabric of space and time.”

    Joseph Bottoms - Lieutenant Charles Pizer
    Robert Forster - Captain Dan Holland
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
    [Tag:fear, space, universe]
  • “- Mrs. Carraclough: Lassie won't be waiting for you at school anymore.
    - Joe Carraclough: Why not? What's happened?
    - Mrs. Carraclough: Because she's sold; that's why not.”

    Elsa Lanchester - Mrs. Carraclough
    Roddy McDowall - Joe Carraclough
    [Tag:deal, dogs, waiting]
  • “- Peter Vincent: First we need some holy water, and some communion wafers.
    - Alex: Communion wafers? The stuff you get from the church? Am I going to hell for this?”

    Roddy McDowall - Peter Vincent
    Traci Lind - Alex
    [Tag:church, water]
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