“The English Patient” quotes(1996)
Plot – At the end of World War II, a man seriously wounded is cured by a French-Canadian nurse, called Hana, in a monastery in Tuscany. The patient doesn’t remember anything about himself and his past. Soon after, a Canadian man called Caravaggio arrives in the monastery with his hands half-covered. During the war he was in North Africa, where he got injured. Suddenly, the patient remembers about his past: he is an Hungarian count called Laszlo. He tells his love story with the beautiful Katherine: they both where in the Royal Geographic Society, they fell in love despite she was married, but then the war began and the two divided, so Katherine died alone in the desert, while Laszlo was irremediably wounded. Hana tries to cure him, but the patient asks her to help him dying. From that tragic event, Hana collects the strength to go on and start a new life.
All actors – Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham, Jürgen Prochnow, Kevin Whately, Clive Merrison, Nino Castelnuovo, Hichem Rostom, Peter Rühring, Geordie Johnson, Torri Higginson, Liisa Repo-Martell, Raymond Coulthard, Philip Whitchurch, Lee Ross, Anthony Smee, Matthew Ferguson, Jason Done, Roger Morlidge, Simon Sherlock, Sebastian Schipper, Fritz Eggert, Sonia Mankaï, Rim Turkhi, Sebastian Rudolph, Thoraya Sehill, Sondos Belhassen, Dominic Mafham, Gregor Truter, Salah Miled, Abdellatif Hamrouni, Samy Azaiez, Habib Chetoui, Philippa Day, Amanda Walker, Paul Kantshow all
“The English Patient” Quotes 25 quotes
“In Italy, you get chickens, but no eggs. In Africa there were always eggs, but... never chickens. Who separated them?”
“Why are you people so threatened by a woman?”
“We are the real countries. Not boundaries drawn on maps with the names of powerful men.”
“Every night I cut out my heart. But in the morning it was full again.”
“- Almásy: Could I have a cigarette?
- Hana: Are you crazy?
- Almásy: Why... why are you so determined to keep me alive?
- Hana: Because I'm a nurse.”
“- Almásy: I just wanted you to know: I'm not missing you yet.
- Katharine Clifton: You will.”
“We die. We die rich with lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we've entered and swum up like rivers. Fears we've hidden in - like this wretched cave.”
I once traveled with a guide who was taking me to Faya. He didn't speak for nine hours. At the end of it he pointed at the horizon and said, "Faya!". That was a good day.
“That's what I've wanted: to walk in such a place with you. With friends, on an earth without maps.”
“There is no God, but I hope someone watches over you.”
“I must be a curse. Anybody who loves me, anybody who gets close to me... or I must be cursed. Which is it?”
“Betrayals in war are childlike compared with our betrayals during peace.”
“Why are people always so happy when they collide with someone from the same place? What happened in Montreal when you passed a man in the street? Did you invite him to live with you?”
“My darling. I'm waiting for you. How long is the day in the dark? Or a week? The fire is gone, and I'm horribly cold. I really should drag myself outside but then there'd be the sun. I'm afraid I waste the light on the paintings, not writing these words.”
“- Katharine Clifton: I'm impressed you can sew.
- Almásy: Good.
- Katharine Clifton: You sew very badly.
- Almásy: You don't sew at all.
- Katharine Clifton: A woman should never learn to sew, and if she can she shouldn't admit to it.”
“- Hana: If one night I didn't come to see you, what would you do?
- Kip: I try not to expect you.
- Hana: Yes, but if it got late and... I hadn't shown up?
- Kip: Then I'd think there must be a reason.”
“You speak so many bloody languages, and you never want to talk.”
- Katharine Clifton: Will we be alright?
- Almásy: Yes. Yes, absolutely.
- Katharine Clifton: "Yes" is a comfort. "Absolutely" is not.
“How can you ever smile, as if your life hadn't capsized?”
“- Almásy: When were you most happy?
- Katharine Clifton: Now.
- Almásy: And when were you least happy?
- Katharine Clifton: Now.”
- Almásy: Let me tell you about winds. There is a, a whirlwind from southern Morrocco, the aajej, against which the fellahin defend themselves with knives. And there is the... the ghibli, from Tunis...
- Katharine Clifton: The "ghibli"?
- Almásy: The ghibli, which rolls and rolls and rolls and produces a... a rather strange nervous condition.... (continue)(continue reading)