“Chariots of Fire” quotes(1981)
Plot – During the early twenties, two athletes prepare for the Olympics in Paris.: Harold Abrahams is Jew and studies at Cambridge, while Eric Liddell is the son of a missionary and comes from Oxford. For both of them the highlight of the race is the one hundred meters run. Liddell refuses to run the preliminary round because it's on Sunday, the day dedicated to the Lord, letting the green light to Abrahams. On the other hand, the four hundred meters run gives England its second gold medal.
All actors – Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers, Ian Charleson, Ben Cross, Daniel Gerroll, Ian Holm, John Gielgud, Lindsay Anderson, Nigel Davenport, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Dennis Christopher, Brad Davis, Patrick Magee, Peter Egan, Struan Rodger, David Yelland, Yves Beneyton, Jeremy Sinden, Gordon Hammersley, Andrew Hawkins, Richard Griffiths, John Young, Benny Young, Yvonne Gilan, Jack Smethurst, Gerry Slevin, Peter Cellier, Stephen Mallatratt, Colin Bruce, Alan Polonsky, Edward Wiley, Philip O'Brien, Ralph Lawton, John Rutland, Alan Dudley, Tommy Boyle, Kim Clifford, Wallace Campbell, Patrick Doyle, David John, Tess Dignan, Ruby Wax, Michael Jeyes, David Kivlin, Eddie Hughson, Gayle Garyson, Rosy Clayton, Carole Ashby, Sara Roache, Paul Howard, Steve Ambrose, Michael Lonsdale, Peter Jones, Graham Brooke, Dave Turner, Carte Opera Company The D'Oyly, Kenneth Branagh, Lorraine Daniels, Mark English, Stephen Fry, Stephen Marzella, Roberta Morrell, Robin Pappas, Derek Pringleshow all
“Chariots of Fire” Quotes 20 quotes
“- Sybil Gordon: Can it be as bad as all that?
- Harold M. Abrahams: You're not Jewish, or you wouldn't have had to ask.”
“Let us praise famous men and our fathers that begat us. All these men were honoured in their generations and were a glory in their days. We are here today to give thanks for the life of Harold Abrahams. To honour the legend. Now there are just two of us - young Aubrey Montague and myself - who can close our eyes and remember those few young men...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I want you to take part in it. I want to compare faith to running in a race. It's hard. It requires concentration of will, energy of soul. You experience elation when the winner breaks the tape - especially if you've got a bet on it. But how long does that last? You go home. Maybe your dinner's burnt. Maybe you haven't got a job. So who am I to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I've known the fear of losing but now I am almost too frightened to win.”
“God made countries, God makes kings, and the rules by which they govern. And those rules say that the Sabbath is His. And I for one intend to keep it that way.”
- Duke of Sutherland: The "lad", as you call him, is a true man of principles and a true athlete. His speed is a mere extension of his life, its force. We sought to sever his running from himself.
- Lord Birkenhead: For his country's sake, yes.
- Duke of Sutherland: No sake is worth that, least of all a guilty national pride.
“- Sybil Gordon: Do you love it?
- Harold M. Abrahams: I'm more of an addict. It's a compulsion with me, a weapon I can use.
- Sybil Gordon: Against what?
- Harold M. Abrahams: Being Jewish I suppose.”
“- Lord Cadogan: In my day it was King first and God after.
- Duke of Sutherland: Yes, and the War To End Wars bitterly proved your point!”
“- Sam Mussabini: Eric Liddell? He's no real problem...
- Harold M. Abrahams: You could have fooled me.
- Sam Mussabini: Yeah, he's fast! But he won't go any faster. He's a gut runner, digs deep! But a short sprint is run on nerves. It's tailor-made for neurotics.”
“Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within.”
“If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race.”
“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”
“- Harold M. Abrahams: If I can't win, I won't run!
- Sybil Gordon: If you don't run, you can't win.”