Exploitation quotes

27 exploitation quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “People who work in diamonds and in oil wreck a lot of the Earth and a lot of the people on it.”
    Stephen McHattie
    [Tag:earth, exploitation]
  • “Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers than they were by the state.”
    Béla Lugosi
    [Tag:actors, exploitation]
  • “Which would you rather have, the crouton or the entire caesar salad? Of course we're going to eat the mice, but only after we have exploited their labors. See, we are nice to the mice because it is intelligent to be so. If we act sweetly, they will come in droves. If we hiss, they will run and we will have to chase after them, an unnecessary...” (continue)(continue reading)
    John Marwood Cleese - Cat R. Waul
    [Tag:cats, exploitation, strategy]
  • “- Nathan Muir: He was your asset, somebody you use for information.
    - Tom Bishop: Ah, Jesus Christ, you just... You don't just trade these people like they're baseball cards! It's not a fucking game!
    - Nathan Muir: Oh, yes it is. It's exactly what it is. And it's no kid's game either. This is a whole other game. And it's serious and it's...” (continue)
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    Robert Redford - Nathan Muir
    Brad Pitt - Tom Bishop
    [Tag:danger, exploitation, game]
  • “Pop music is created by repression - and then the system takes it and makes even more money with it.”
    Michel Gondry
    [Tag:exploitation, music, oppression]
  • “- Dylan Rhodes: I could care less about magicians in general. What I hate is people who exploit other people.
    - Alma Dray: Exploit them how?
    - Dylan Rhodes: By taking advantage of their weaknesses. Their need to believe in something that's unexplainable in order to make their lives more bearable.
    - Alma Dray: I see it as a strength. My life is...” (continue)
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    Mark Ruffalo - Dylan Rhodes
    Mélanie Laurent - Alma Dray
    [Tag:belief, exploitation, weakness]
  • “Just because my grandfather didn't rape the environment and exploit the workers doesn't make me a peasant. And it's not that he didn't want to rape the environment and exploit the workers, I'm sure he did. It's just that as a barber, he didn't have that much opportunity.”
    Steve Martin - Roger Cobb
    [Tag:environment, exploitation, opportunity]
  • “Some place in America right now, there's some 10-year-old kid. He's out there on that playground, and he's playing, he's dribbling between his legs, he's going left, he's going right, he's already above the rim, and he's stuffing it home. And you know what's going to happen to this kid? Five minutes from now he's gonna be surrounded by ya....” (continue)(continue reading)
    Nick Nolte - Pete Bell
    [Tag:ability, children, exploitation]
  • “- Zeus Carver: Don't ever let people use you. You're running all over town with stolen property; if you get caught, you get in trouble while he gets to deny the whole thing and walk away.
    - Dexter: Y-You mean, you want us to take it back to Tony?
    - Zeus Carver: No, I'll take it back to Tony... with a message.”

    Samuel L. Jackson - Zeus Carver
    Michael Alexander Jackson - Dexter
    [Tag:crime, exploitation, opportunism]
  • “Thank God there are still legal ways to exploit developing countries.”
    Nicolas Cage - Yuri Orlov
    [Tag:country, exploitation]
  • “The Red Man ain't got no problem with the Black Man. As for you, White Boy, that's a whole different story. I mean, first you enslave the Black Man, exploit the Yellow Man, and then you kill off the Red Man so you can snatch up his land for railroads.”

    Big Daddy Kane - Father Time
    [Tag:exploitation, killing, slavery]
  • “You have taken what is to the left of me, you have taken what is to the right of me, you have taken what is behind me, you have taken what is before me, and, it is my greatest fear, you have taken God from me.”
    Sean McClory - Mr. Grace
    [Tag:exploitation, god, relationships]
  • “You and your brother are landlords of over 50 buildings in this city, all of which you've allowed to deteriorate into rat infested hellholes while you guys get rich charging ridiculous rents. Then, you evict anyone the minute they can't pay rent so you can tear down their homes and build some more office buildings, isn't that about right?”
    Kelly Jo Minter - Ruby Williams
    [Tag:exploitation, money]
  • “- Armand St. Just: You used me.
    - Chauvelin: Yes. And as long as you are here to serve the committee, I shall continue to use you.”

    Malcolm Jamieson - Armand St. Just
    Sir Ian McKellen - Chauvelin
  • “- Dick Grayson: Alfred and Bruce are like family.
    - Barbara Wilson: Paying someone to do your dishes, cook your meals, you call that family?”

    Chris O'Donnell - Dick Grayson
    Alicia Silverstone - Barbara Wilson
    [Tag:exploitation, family]
  • “- Walter Fielding: It doesn't make any sense, why would somebody be selling a million dollar house for a hundred thousand?
    - Jack Schnittman: Who knows? A divorce, loan sharks, a scandal. The point is you get to capitalize on another human being's misfortune. That's the basis of real estate.”

    Tom Hanks - Walter Fielding
    Josh Mostel - Jack Schnittman
    [Tag:business, exploitation, house]
  • “- Tom Bishop: Nathan, we killed this man. We used him and we killed him. Okay, then you got to help me understand this one. You got... Nathan, what are we doing here? And don't give me some bullshit about the greater good.
    - Nathan Muir: That's exactly what it's about. Because what we do is unfortunately very, very necessary.”

    Brad Pitt - Tom Bishop
    Robert Redford - Nathan Muir
    [Tag:duty, exploitation, killing]
  • “All that I ask is that you do each and every little thing that pops into my head, while I enjoy the enormous fortune your parents left behind.”
    Jim Carrey - Count Olaf
    [Tag:exploitation, inheritance, wealth]
  • “- Dr. Meddows: I want that organism alive.
    - White Suit #1: What about the civilians?
    - Dr. Meddows: They're expendable.”

    Joe Seneca - Dr. Meddows
    Don Brunner - White Suit #1
    [Tag:exploitation, sacrifice]
  • “- Lisa: Men are always in a position of power.
    - Rodgers: They're the ones who want the product so bad, they're the victims.
    - Lisa: It exploits men by exploiting women.”

    Robyn Lynne Raab - Lisa
    Andrew Kemler - Rodgers
    [Tag:exploitation, pornography, victims]
  • “The progress has come at a price. The obvious being the people that were exploited to make it possible; the not so obvious being us, the first group of people that were given no obvious frontiers to conquer. We hear stories about the good old days that don't seem to apply anymore. It's a generation gap that leaves us without role models. But the...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Mark McClain Wilson - Duncan
    [Tag:exploitation, progress]
  • - Luke: These carvings are really creepy. All these fat little cherubs and angels with furry animals, it's really bizarre, I think.
    - Eleanor "Nell" Vance: I think they're the children Hugh Crain built the house for.
    - Luke: I don't buy that for a second - that Hugh Crain was this lovable old tycoon with a soft spot for kids? This guy was... (continue)
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    Owen Wilson - Luke Sanderson
    Lili Taylor - Nell
    [Tag:advertising, children, exploitation]
  • “- Cathy Weaver: You promised me I wouldn't get dirty. You were using me. You're still using me!
    - Michael Carnes: You're letting me use you. Everybody uses everybody, girl. It's just a matter of what we're being used for. What it is... the only important thing.”

    Debra Winger - Cathy Weaver
    John Heard - Michael Carnes
    [Tag:exploitation, promises]
  • “- Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit: If you please Mr. Scrooge, it's gotten colder, and the bookkeeping staff would like an extra shovel full of coal for the fire?
    - Rat #1: We can't do the bookkeeping, all our pens have turned to inkcicles!
    - Rat #2: Our assets are frozen!
    - Scrooge: How would the bookkeeping staff like to be suddenly... unemployed?”

    Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit
    Dave Goelz - Rat #1
    Jerry Nelson - Rat #2
    Sir Michael Caine - Scrooge
    [Tag:cold, exploitation, unemployment]
  • “- Professor Harold Monroe: What's exceptional about a primitivetribe like the Yacumo being... terrorized and forced into doing something they don't... they don't normally do?
    - 3rd Executive: Come on, Professor! Let's be realistic. Who knows anything about the Yacumo civilization? Today, people want sensationalism. The more you rape their...” (continue)
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    Robert Kerman - Professor Harold Monroe
    Susan Spafford - 3rd Executive
    [Tag:civilization, exploitation]