“Playing God” quotes(1997)
Plot – Due of his drug penchant, Eugene Sands has been revoked his license to practice as a surgeon. One night in a bar, Sands practices a makeshift surgery on a guy hit during a shootout. A few days later, a limo picks him up and directs him to Malibu to the ambiguous Raymond Blossom's villa, where he lives with his provocative lover Claire. Eugene has to act quickly again to save a seriously injured henchman. Sands accepts to operate, but Claire's presence and the FBI agent Gage's investigation complicate the situation.
All actors – David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton, Angelina Jolie, Michael Massee, Peter Stormare, Andrew Tiernan, Gary Dourdan, John Hawkes, Will Stewart, Philip Moon, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Tracey Waltershow all
“Playing God” Quotes 18 quotes
“Eugene, have you ever thought about the idea that everything that happens, every action, causes a reaction? I mean, no matter how far away or obscure? Ah. A butterfly flaps its wings in Tibet, a car gets a flat in Toronto, a guy gets a blow job in Bangkok. All connected. All subject to the linkages of cause and effect, even if comprehensible...” (continue)(continue reading)
“You better pray to whatever god you believe in that your character knows what the hell it's doing. I thought I was a man of character. Good character. Then I made a mistake. A bad one that changed everything. That's why I found myself walking into a lousy L.A. bar to buy some Phenolcitrate, synthetic heroin, my personal favorite.”
“Now I get to use a phrase I always wanted to use in med school: take your clothes off and get under the sheets.”
“Life is all a matter of perspective. You really learn that as a doctor. A man with gangrene thinks he's lucky if he only loses a finger and not an arm. So if your life was going along well, and you found yourself walking with two guys that look like Metallica's rejects, you might think it was a bad day.”
“In any case I guess I learned that if you are in the business of saving lives you had better start with your own. And, of course, always call 911.”
“Each life is made up of big decisions and each day is made up of a million little decisions. What shirt to wear, what street to walk on, what to eat for lunch. Now all of these seemingly inconsequential choices may change your life forever. But who can handle that kind of responsibility? It would paralyze you to think about it. So you have to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- FBI Agent: Don't worry, we'll protect you.
- Dr. Eugene Sands: Yeah, I saw your work at Ruby Ridge.”
Tonight, I said to myself, "I will not get high". I might just as well have said to myself, "Tonight, I will not breathe".
“When I pray to God, I don't ask him to eradicate disease. I pray that he sends me something that I haven't seen. I'm half kidding.”
Who was it that said, "When a doctor sees a man, he doesn't see good or evil, only sick or healthy?".
“Sometimes in life, we are given a choice between being a slave in Heaven or a star in Hell. And Hell does not always look like Hell. On a good day, it can look a lot like L.A.”
“- Claire: You must be somebody who's always on the lookout for a new way to fuck up.
- Dr. Eugene Sands: Why is it that you always find me so objectionable?
- Claire: Other than the fact that you're a drug addict and the only patients you treat are criminals?
- Dr. Eugene Sands: You mean your associates? I'm not a drug addict. I take drugs to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I should have felt better after saving that man's life, but I didn't. It just made me miss more what I once was. Like a prisoner getting one day out in the sun, it just made the prison seem that much more dismal.”