“The Petrified Forest” quotes(1936)
Plot – Several colorful characters meet in a cabin-hotel in the Arizona desert. Each of them represents the different trends of human nature as they're a philosopher-writer, an intellectual girl and the leader of a gang. Through a dialectical duel, they discover the deeper folds of their personalities. In the end the writer signs a policy in favor of the girl and proposes the gangsters to kill him in order to assure a good future to her. The gangster keeps his promise and when the police arrives he makes the agents shoot at him.
All actors – Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin, Dick Foran, Humphrey Bogart, Joe Sawyer, Porter Hall, Charley Grapewin, Paul Harvey, Eddie Acuff, Adrian Morris, Nina Campana, Slim Thompson, John Alexander, Arthur Aylesworth, Jack Cheatham, Jim Farley, George Guhl, Gus Leonard, Tom McGuire, Henry O'Neill, Addison Richards, Francis J. Scheid, Perc Teepleshow all
“The Petrified Forest” Quotes 12 quotes
“- Alan Squier: I belong to a vanishing race. I'm one of the intellectuals.
- Gabrielle Maple: That, that means you've got brains!
- Alan Squier: Yes. Brains without purpose. Noise without sound, shape without substance.”
“I've given you everything you've wanted. At the price of my self-respect, my individuality and everything else.”
“You've got to die. Then die for freedom. That's worth it. Don't give up your life for anything so cheap as revenge.”
“I spent most of my time since I grew up in jail - it looks like I'll spend the rest of my life dead.”
“Suitable haven for me. Well, perhaps that's what I'm destined to become, an interesting fossil for future study.”
“- Mrs. Chisholm: You're in love with her, aren't you?
- Alan Squier: Yes, I suppose I am. And not unreasonably. She has heroic stuff in her.”
This document will be my ticket to immortality. It'll inspire people to say of me: "There was an artist who died before his time".
“- Gabrielle Maple: Your wife must have treated you terribly.
- Alan Squier: Why do you say that?
- Gabrielle Maple: She took all the heart out of you. I could put it back.”
“That's the whole excuse for our existence? It's what makes the whole thing possible and tolerable.”
“The petrified forest is a lot of dead trees in the desert that have turned to stone.”