“The Current War” quotes

Movie The Current War
Title The Current War
Year 2017
Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Genre Drama, History, Biography
Plot – The Current War is a 2017 American historical drama film. The story is inspired by the competition between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse during the 19th-century over which electric power delivery system would be used in the United States. It is also known as the "war of the currents".
All actors – Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Katherine Waterston, Tuppence Middleton, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Shannon, Damien Molony, Craig Conway, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Simon Kunz, John Schwab, Amy Marston, Woody Norman, Celyn Jones, Colin Stinton, Conor MacNeill, Tom Sweet, Ekow Quartey, Simon Manyonda, Joseph Balderrama, Tom Bell, Saul Marron, Iain McKee, Steve Carroll, Faye Ormston, Toby Williams, Fares Boulos, Jason Matthewson, Tim Steed, Sophia Ally, Oliver Powell, Janette Sharpe, Andrew Okello, Nancy Crane, Simon Connolly, Phil Hodges, Liza Ross, Benjamin Schnau, Martyn Mayger, Michael Cobb, Evy Frearson, Abigail Sakari, Adam Lazarus, Jeremy Oliver, James Chalmers, Will Irvine, Marc Esse, Ben Mars, Steven I. Dillard, Mark Ryder, Kevin Millington, Katy Poulter, John Kinory, Adam Pearce, Jesús Gallo, Robert-Anthony Artlett, Greg Haiste, Jay William Whittington Barrette, David Morley Hale, Jed Aukin, Michael Yates, Christopher McMullen, Catherine Monfils, Nigel Wilcock, Andy Cockell, Roderick Swift, Oscar Heron, Thor Janke, Donovan Blackwood, Sam Hollobon, Giacomo Joshua Brunelli, Lasco Atkins, Pamela Betsy Cooper, Nick Davison, James Dearing, Ian Hearnshaw, Ruth Horrocks, Gary Kiely, Richard Stanley
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  • You know, when I was a boy, my father tried to whip me with a branch. But after the first hit, it broke into three little pieces. And we just stood there, looking at this shattered stick on the ground. And then I noticed there was a leather strap hanging on the wall, so I pointed to it and said, “Look. That’s the better one.” And he stopped. I... (continue)(continue reading)
    Michael Shannon - George Westinghouse
  • “Franklin Pope-Don’t let him agitate you. This is how he is. Before he was a wizard, I let him live in my basement. My wife wouldn’t have him at the table with us unless he cleaned himself. And, boy, given the ultimatum, the man ate alone.
    George Westinghouse-How does he work?
    Franklin Pope-You want to know his secret? He engineers his own...” (continue)
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    Stanley Townsend - Franklin Pope
    Michael Shannon - George Westinghouse
    [Tag:ideas, science]
  • “Sometimes we have to work outside of the rules to get what’s right. It would be nice if we didn’t have to.”
    Damien Molony - Bourke Cockran
    [Tag:rules, working]
  • “I make something impossible. They rip it away from me, so I do it again and they do it again. And again and again. This isn't like everything else. This IS everything else. Our future isn't going to be paved with bricks but with copper. Automation, transportation, communication. And the man that controls that current, controls that future.”
    Benedict Cumberbatch - Thomas Alva Edison
  • “The value of something isn't what someone's willing to pay, but the value of something is what it contributes.”
    Michael Shannon - George Westinghouse
    [Tag:idea, money, value]
  • “It seems to me that Mr. Edison puts his name on everything because he's terrified of being forgotten. But if you want to be remembered, it's simple. Shoot a president. But if you prefer to have what I call a legacy, you leave the world a better place than you found it.”
    Michael Shannon - George Westinghouse
  • “A true legacy isn't what we build up to the heavens or carve deep into stone. Rocks will crumble,paper disintegrates, and bone turns to powder. Only that which isn't in the physical realm and reaches in both directions can be eternal. Our ideas.They are what we leave behind. And only they are what can push us forward.”
    Nicholas Hoult - Nikola Tesla
  • “Let me welcome you to the reality of how things come into existence. We all contribute. That's what invention is. The salt, the grain, the heat, the heart. Only one man makes the bread rise. That's the one that puts it all together. Makes it taste so damn good the people will go out there, and hand over their hard-won dollars to buy it.”
    Benedict Cumberbatch - Thomas Alva Edison
  • “The world will never be the same. I'm working on something now, something so new that people will forget I was ever associated with electricity.”
    Benedict Cumberbatch - Thomas Alva Edison
  • “Samuel Insull-So, what's your trade?
    Nikola Tesla-I fix problems for idiots.”

    Tom Holland - Samuel Insull
    Nicholas Hoult - Nikola Tesla