“The Dark Crystal” quotes

Cartoon The Dark Crystal
Frank Oz, Jim Henson directed this cartoon in 1982
Title The Dark Crystal
Year 1982
Directors Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Animation
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Plot – The story is played by puppets and tells about two ethnic groups, the Skeksis and the Mystics. On one side they all are evil, on the other all good. The last innocent survivor of a race annihilated by the evil one is ordered by his educators - the Mystics - to set off in search of the fragment of a marvellous Black Crystal on which life depends. The little elf will set off on his quest, during which he will also befriend a blonde girl that will help him overcome adventures and dangers of all kinds.
All actors – Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Brian Muehl, Bob Payne, Mike Quinn, Tim Rose, Jean-Pierre Amiel, Hugh Spight, Robbie Barnett, Swee Lim, Simon Williamson, Hus Levant, Toby Philpott, David Greenaway, Richard Slaughter, Kiran Shah, Mike Edmonds, Peter Burroughs, Malcolm Dixon, Sadie Corre, Deep Roy, Jack Purvis, Gerald Staddon, Mike Cottrell, John Ghavan, Annie Jones, Natasha Knight, Lisa Esson, Stephen Garlick, Lisa Maxwell, Billie Whitelaw, Percy Edwards, Barry Dennen, Michael Kilgarriff, Jerry Nelson, Thick Wilson, John Baddeley, David Buck, Charles Collingwood, Sean Barrett, Patrick Monckton, Susan Westerby, Joseph O'Conor
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  • “- Jen: Where are we?
    - Kira: Safe.
    - Jen: I don't think anywhere is safe anymore.”

    Stephen Garlick - Jen
    Lisa Maxwell - Kira
    [Tag:danger, safety]
  • “Today, once more, they gather at the Crystal as the first sun climbs to its peak. For this is the way of the Skeksis. As they ravaged the land, so too they learned to draw new life from the sun. Today, once more, they will replenish themselves, cheat death again, through the power of their source, their treasure, their fate, the Dark Crystal.”

    Joseph O'Conor - Narrator
    [Tag:cheating, death, faith]
  • “- Jen: Which one is it?
    - Aughra: Listen, Gelfling, there is much to be learned. And you have no time.”

    Stephen Garlick - Jen
    Billie Whitelaw - Aughra
    [Tag:learning, time]
  • “- Kira: What's writing?
    - Jen: Words that stay. My master taught me.”

    Lisa Maxwell - Kira
    Stephen Garlick - Jen
    [Tag:memory, words, writing]
  • “The Skeksis, with their hard and twisted bodies, their harsh and twisted wills. For a thousand years they have ruled. Yet now, there are only ten: a dying race, ruled by a dying Emperor, imprisoned within themselves in a dying land.”
    Joseph O'Conor - Narrator
    [Tag:death, empire]
  • “End, begin, all the same. Big change. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad.”
    Billie Whitelaw - Aughra
  • “- Jen: The prophecy didn't say anything about this!
    - Kira: Prophets don't know everything!”

    Stephen Garlick - Jen
    Lisa Maxwell - Kira
  • “This won't hurt. We just want to drain your living essence. Then you can be the same as the other Podlings here, a slave.”

    Steve Whitmire - Scientist
    [Tag:life, pain, slavery]