“The Last Samurai” quotes(2003)
Plot – The young Emperor of Japan assigns Captain Nathan Algren the task of educating a new conscript army that will flank the Samurai, the dynasty of warriors at the service of the country. When the king’s counselors try to kill the Samurai to establish a westernized government, Algren himself is unexpectedly fascinated and influenced by their ideas, because they remind him of the man he used to be.
All actors – Ken Watanabe, Tom Cruise, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Ray Godshall Sr., Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Masato Harada, Masashi Odate, John Koyama, Timothy Spall, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Togo Igawa, Satoshi Nikaido, Shintaro Wada, Shin Koyamada, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shun Sugata, Koyuki, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Aoi Minato, Seizô Fukumoto, Shoji Yoshihara, Kosaburo Nomura IV, Takashi Noguchi, Noguchi Takayuki, Sven Toorvald, Scott Wilson, Yuki Matsuzaki, Mitsuyuki Oishi, Jiro Wada, Hiroshi Watanabe, Yusuke Myochin, Hiroaki Amano, Kenta Daibo, Koji Fujii, Makoto Hashiba, Shimpei Horinouchi, Takashi Kora, Shane Kosugi, Takeshi Maya, Seiji Mori, Lee Murayama, Takeru Shimizu, Shinji Suzuki, Hisao Takeda, Ryoichiro Yonekura, Ryoichi Noguchi, Darin Fujimorishow all
“The Last Samurai” Quotes 18 quotes
“- Katsumoto: I will die by the sword. My own, or my enemy's.
- Nathan Algren: Then let it be your enemy's.”
“I like to think he may have at last found some small measure of peace, that we all seek, and few of us ever find.”
“There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future.”
“We must resist the Western powers by becoming powerful ourselves. Our army and our economy must be strong.”
“- Katsumoto: I like this General Custer.
- Nathan Algren: He was a murderer who fell in love with his own legend. And his troopers died for it.”
“The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.”
“For 500 bucks a month I'll kill whoever you want. But keep one thing in mind: I'd happily kill you for free.”
“There is life in every breath...”
“They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline.”
“The days of the Samurai had ended. Nations, like men, it is sometimes said, have their own destiny.”
“They say Japan was made by a sword. They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan.”