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Dogville Quotes

Dogville is a television show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Dogville stopped airing in 1970.

It features Vibeke Windeløv as producer, and Anthony Dod Mantle as head of cinematography.

Dogville is recorded in English and originally aired in Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, and Italy. Each episode of Dogville is 178 minutes long. Dogville is distributed by Trust Film Sales ApS.

The cast includes: Patricia Clarkson as Vera, Nicole Kidman as Grace, Lauren Bacall as Ma Ginger, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Martha, Paul Bettany as Tom, Stellan Skarsgård as Chuck, John Hurt as Narrator, and James Caan as The Big Man.

Dogville Quotes

Lauren Bacall as Ma Ginger

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Paul Bettany as Tom

  • (Paul Bettany) "Two people only hurt each other if they doubt the love they have for one another."
  • (Paul Bettany) "You want to eat? You must be hungry."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I can't. I don't deserve that bread. I stole that bone. I've never stolen anything before. So now, now I have to punish myself. I was raised to be arrogant. So, I -- I had to teach myself these things."
  • (Paul Bettany) "Well, it may be for your education. Grace, in this town -- In these times -- It's very impolite not to eat what's set before you."

James Caan as The Big Man

  • (James Caan) "Rapists and murders may be the victims according to you, but I, I call them dogs. And if they're lapping up their own vomit, the only way to stop them is with a lash."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "But dogs only obey their own nature, so why shouldn't we forgive them?"
  • (James Caan) "Dogs can be taught many useful things, but not if we forgive them every time they obey their own nature."

Nicole Kidman as Grace

  • (Nicole Kidman) "I think the world would be better without Dogville."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "All I see is a beautiful little town in the midst of magnificent mountains. A place where people have hopes and dreams even under the hardest conditions."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "There's a family with kids. Do the kids and make the mother watch. Tell her you'll stop if she can hold back her tears. I owe her that."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Some things you have to do yourself."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "But I've got nothing to offer them in return."
  • (Paul Bettany) "Oh, I think you have plenty to offer Dogville."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Goodbye, Tom."

John Hurt as Narrator

  • (John Hurt) "It was not Grace's pride that kept her going during the days when fall came and the trees were losing their leaves, but more of a trance like state that descends on animals whose lives are threatened; a state in which the body reacts mechanically in a low tough gear, without too much painful reflection. Like a patient passively letting his disease hold sway."
  • (John Hurt) "Whether Grace left Dogville, or on the contrary Dogville had left her; and the world in general; is a question of a more artful nature that few would benefit from by asking, and even fewer by providing an answer. And nor indeed will it be answered here."
  • (John Hurt) "How could she ever hate them for what was at bottom merely their weakness? She would probably have done things like those to be fallen her if she had lived in one of these houses. To measure them by her own yardstick as her father put it. Would she not, in all honesty, have done the same as Chuck and Vera and Ben and Mrs Henson and Tom and all these people in their houses? Grace paused.; -; And all of a sudden she knew the answer to her question all too well. If she had acted like them she could not have defended a single one of her actions and could not have condemned them harshly enough. It was as if her sorrow and pain finally assumed their rightful place. No. What they had done was not good enough. And if one had the power to put it to right it was one's duty to do so; for the sake of other towns, for the sake of humanity. And not least for the sake of the human being that was grace herself."
  • (John Hurt) "And then it was as if Dogville just waited. Even the wind dropped, leaving the town in an unfamiliar calm. As if somebody had put a large cheese dish cover over it, and created the kind of quietness that descends while you're awaiting visitors."
  • (John Hurt) "If forgiveness was close at hand in the mission house, they were all hiding it well. It hadn't been easy for Tom to get them there. Appealing to consciences stowed farther and farther away by their owners every day, as if they were as fragile as Henson's glasses after polishing, proved quite a task. But if one was going, the others might as well come along too, so nobody could talk behind anybody's back."

Stellan Skarsgård as Chuck

  • (Stellan Skarsgård) "God only knows what that woman is capable of."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "You know she's not capable of anything."

Patricia Clarkson as Vera

  • (Patricia Clarkson) "I believe smashing them is less a crime than making them. I am going to break two of your figurines first, and if you can demonstrate your knowledge of the Doctrine of Stoicism by holding back your tears, I'll stop."

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