“The Killing Fields” quotes(1984)
Plot – Sidney Schanberg is a 'New York Times' journalist and in 1972 he's sent to Cambodia to write about the war between Khmers rouges and the government of Lan Nol. Doctor Dith Pran is his guide and interpreter and between them starts a deep relationship of respect and friendship. They realize quite important services and become inseparable friends. On April 17 of 1975, both are at Phnom Penh and witness the ferocity and violence of the Cambodians.
All actors – Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Craig T. Nelson, Spalding Gray, Bill Paterson, Athol Fugard, Graham Kennedy, Katherine Krapum Chey, Oliver Pierpaoli, Edward Entero Cheyshow all
“The Killing Fields” Quotes 24 quotes
“Why do corpses have to pile up before people decide it's time to go home?”
“- Al Rockoff: It bothers me that you let Pran stay in Cambodia because you wanted to win that fucking award and you knew you needed him!
- Sydney Schanberg: I had no idea that...
- Al Rockoff: The fuck you didn't! The fuck you didn't!”
“Sidney! No more fighting! No more war!”
“That's a rumor, Schanberg, and I'm not gonna comment on a rumor.”
“- Jon Swain: If the going gets rough, I heard our best bet's the French embassy.
- Sydney Schanberg: Who told you that?
- Jon Swain: The British embassy.”
“This thing has dragged on too long for it to end in all sweetness and light and after what the Khmer Rouge have been through I don't think they're going to be exactly affectionate toward westerners.”
“Look, excuse the pun, but we're either staying or we're living.”
“We must try to stop the killing...”
“They tell us that God is dead. And now the Party, they call the Angka, will provide everything for us. He says, Angka has identified and proclaims that the existence of a bad new disease, a memory sickness like those that think too much about life in pre-revolutionary Cambodia. He says, we are surrounded by enemies. The enemy is inside us. No...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I can't eat eggs, someone told me they shrink with fright when you cook them.”
“We must be like the ox, and have no thought, except for the Party. And have no love, but for the Angka. People starve, but we must not grow food. We must honor the comrade children, whose minds are not corrupted by the past.”
“If anybody ever gets to read about this, you won't be able to look them in the face!”
“You know... I love this country.”
“President Nixon has announced that he will address the nation on the Water Gate case within the next few days. The speech will be Mr. Nixon's first comments since May on the scandal which has resulted in resignations and nearly paralyzed the White House staff. It has also led to a tenseconfrontation, and perhaps a constitutional crises, with...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Anything I eat's gotta be absolutely dead. That is why I can never eat an oyster. I read somewhere that they put that lemon juice on them just to stun them. What's the difference?”