“Fitzcarraldo” quotes

Movie Fitzcarraldo
Werner Herzog directed this movie in 1982
Title Fitzcarraldo
Year 1982
Director Werner Herzog
Genre Drama, Biography, Adventure
All actors – Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes, Paul Hittscher, Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez, Grande Otelo, Peter Berling, David Pérez Espinosa, Milton Nascimento, Ruy Polanah, Salvador Godínez, Dieter Milz, William Rose, Leoncio Bueno, Isabel Jimines de Cisneros, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Jesús Goiri, Veriano Luchetti, Lourdes Magalhaes, Christian Mantilla, Costante Moret, Dimiter Petkov, Mietta Sighele, Liborio Simonella
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  • “- Rubber Baron: Madam, I'm still standing firm on both my legs.
    - Molly: You're a big game hunter, aren't you?
    - Rubber Baron: What's that got to do with it?
    - Molly: Then you should know: When you shoot an elephant, he sometimes stays on his legs for ten days before he topples over. Good night!”

    Ruy Polanah - Rubber Baron
    Claudia Cardinale - Molly
  • “- Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo': What about the older people?
    - Old Missionary: We can't seem to cure them of the idea that our everyday life is only an illusion, behind which lies the reality of dreams.
    - Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo': Actually, I'm very interested in these ideas. I specialise in opera myself.”

    Klaus Kinski - Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo'
    Salvador Godínez - Old Missionary
  • “- Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo': How can anyone learnpatriotism from a school book?
    - Young Missionary: The Government requires it.
    - Old Missionary: The natives get used to it. Like vaccination.”

    Klaus Kinski - Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo'
    Dieter Milz - Young Missionary
    Salvador Godínez - Old Missionary
  • The children already feel like little Peruvians. The other day I asked them, "Are you Indians?" "No", they said, "Not we, the ones up the river, they are Indians". And then I asked: "What are Indians?". They said to me "Indians are people who can't read and who don't know how to wash their clothes".

    Dieter Milz - Young Missionary