“Naked Lunch” quotes(1991)
Plot – Bill Lee is an addicted writer who works as exterminator. He kills his wife with a shooting. In a bar he's contacted by an alien who sends him, as a secret agent, to a mission in Tangier. Here, Bill's typewriter turns into a cockroach and dictates him imaginary reports. The man is now prey of a parallel, hallucinatory and horror existence.
All actors – Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, Monique Mercure, Nicholas Campbell, Michael Zelniker, Robert A. Silverman, Joseph Scoren, Peter Boretski, Yuval Danielshow all
“Naked Lunch” Quotes 17 quotes
“Women aren't human. Look at it like this, women are a different species from men. With different wills and purposes on Earth.”
“- Bill Lee: You do consciously know it. You just said it. We're discussing it.
- Tom Frost: Not consciously. This is all happening telepathically, non-consciously.
- Bill Lee: What do you mean?
- Tom Frost: If you look carefully at my lips, you'll realize that I'm actually saying something else. I'm not actually telling you about the several...” (continue)(continue reading)
“You know how Americans are, Kiki. They all love to travel, and then they only want to meet other Americans and talk about how hard it is to get a decent hamburger.”
“I guess it's about time for our William Tell routine.”
“Say, Bill. Would you rub some of this powder on my lips?”
- Bill Lee: What do you mean, "It's a literary high"?
- Joan Lee: It's a Kafka high. You feel like a bug.
Now, repeat after me: "Homosexuality is the best all-round cover an agent ever had".
“America is not a young land. It is old and dirty, evil. Before the settlers, before the Indians, the evil is there, waiting.”
“No American should find himself in a foreign land without a pistol.”
“You can't rewrite, 'cause to rewrite is to deceive and lie, and you betray your own thoughts. To rethink the flow and the rhythm, the tumbling out of the words, is a betrayal, and it's a sin, Martin, it's a sin.”
“Exterminate all rational thought. That is the conclusion I have come to.”
“I understood writing could be dangerous. I didn't realize the danger came from the machinery.”