Bureaucracy quotes

8 bureaucracy quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “I want to find out if... well if they're right. There's a whole machine that works because everybody does what they are supposed to. And I found out... I was supposed to be something I didn't like. That's what's in the program. That's my rotten little part in the rotten machine. I don't like it. So I'm going to find out if they're right.”

    Sir Sean Connery - O'Niel
    [Tag:bureaucracy, dislike]
  • “It's much easier to get people's names into the papers than to keep them out.”
    Art Smith - Mel Lippman
  • “- Harry Tuttle: Bloody paperwork. Huh!
    - Sam Lowry: I suppose one has to expect a certain amount.
    - Harry Tuttle: Why? I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone. Now they got the whole country sectioned off, you can't make a move without a form.”

    Robert De Niro - Harry Tuttle
    Jonathan Pryce - Sam Lowry
    [Tag:bureaucracy, job]
  • “This is the lifeblood of our organization. Paperwork.”
    Jake Gyllenhaal - Brian Taylor
    [Tag:bureaucracy, police]
  • “- Agent Katherine Cowles: The agency's changed the guidelines for the way we break down the cases. It makes them more readable.
    - John Clancy: Hm. Well, that's a relief.”

    Abbie Cornish - Agent Kathrine Cowles
    Philip Anthony Hopkins - John Clancy
    [Tag:bureaucracy, police, sarcasm]
  • - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: You know, I don't know if I could do this even if I wanted to. The Gaming Commission would never give me a license. I have at least two dozen gambling and bookmaking pinches on me.
    - Andy Stone: You don't have to have a license to work in a casino. All you gotta do is apply for one. The state law says you can work in a... (continue)
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    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    Alan King - Andy Stone
    [Tag:bureaucracy, gambling, license]
  • Sorry, I'm a bit of a stickler for paperwork. Where would we be if we didn't follow the correct procedures?”
    Jonathan Pryce - Sam Lowry
  • “Governments come and go. Bureaucracies remain the same.”
    Kurtwood Smith - Elliot Jaffe
    [Tag:bureaucracy, changing, government]