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Equilibrium (film) Quotes

Equilibrium (film) is a TV show that debuted in 1970 . Equilibrium completed its run in 1970.

It features Jan de Bont; Lucas Foster as producer, Klaus Badelt in charge of musical score, and Dion Beebe as head of cinematography.

Equilibrium (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Equilibrium (film) is 107 minutes long. Equilibrium (film) is distributed by Miramax Films.

The cast includes: Sean Bean as Partridge, Emily Watson as Mary, Christian Bale as John Preston, Angus Macfadyen as DuPont, Matthew Harbour as Robbie Preston, Taye Diggs as Brandt, William Fichtner as Jurgen, Sean Pertwee as Father, and Kurt Wimmer as Rebel.

Equilibrium (film) Quotes

Emily Watson as Mary

  • (Emily Watson) "Let me ask you something."
  • (Emily Watson) "Why are you alive?"
  • (Christian Bale) "I'm alive -- I live -- to safeguard the continuity of this great society. To serve Libria."
  • (Emily Watson) "It's circular. You exist to continue your existence. What's the point?"
  • (Christian Bale) "What's the point of your existence?"
  • (Emily Watson) "To feel. 'Cause you've never done it, you can never know it. But it's as vital as breath. And without it, without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is just a clock -- ticking."
  • (Emily Watson) "What -- what'll you do?"
  • (Christian Bale) "-- I don't know."
  • (Emily Watson) "You can't do this. You cannot do this."
  • (Christian Bale) "Tetragrammaton. There's nothing we can't do."

Angus Macfadyen as DuPont

  • (Angus Macfadyen) "In the first years of the 21st century, a third World War broke out. Those of us who survived knew mankind could never survive a fourth; that our own volatile natures could simply no longer be risked. So we have created a new arm of the law: The Grammaton Cleric, whose sole task it is to seek out and eradicate the true source of man's inhumanity to man; his ability to feel."
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "The gun katas. Through analysis of thousands of recorded gunfights, the Cleric has determined that the geometric distribution of antagonists in any gun battle is a statistically predictable element. The gun kata treats the gun as a total weapon, each fluid position representing a maximum kill zone, inflicting maximum damage on the maximum number of opponents while keeping the defender clear of the statistically traditional trajectories of return fire. By the rote mastery of this art, your firing efficiency will rise by no less than 120%. The difference of a 63% increase to lethal proficiency makes the master of the gun katas an adversary not to be taken lightly."
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "Be careful Preston. You're treading on my dreams."
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "And you, Preston, the supposed savior of the resistance, are now its destroyer, and, along with them, you've given me yourself -- calmly -- coolly -- entirely without incident."
  • (Christian Bale) "No."
  • (Polygraph Technician) "Oh -- s***."
  • (Christian Bale) "Not without incident."
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "Wait. Wait. Look at me. Look at me. I'm life. I live -- I, I breathe -- I feel. Now that you know it -- can you really take it? Is it really worth the price?"
  • (Christian Bale) "I pay it gladly."
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "It is not the will of the Council, it is the will of Father and he is law."
  • (Christian Bale) "Sir -- without the logic of process, is it not just mayhem; what we have worked so hard to eradicate?"
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "You must understand, Preston, that while you; and even I; may not always agree with it,it is not the message that is important, it is our obedience to it. Father's will. Call it faith. You have it, I assume?"
  • (Christian Bale) "Yes. I have it."
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "Good."
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "You really should learn to knock."

Taye Diggs as Brandt

  • (Taye Diggs) "You clean, we'll sweep."
  • (Taye Diggs) "Mind the uniform Cleric."
  • (Taye Diggs) "I plan to be wearing it for a long time."
  • (Taye Diggs) "Cleric, I can only hope one day to be as uncompromising as you."
  • (Taye Diggs) "Always practicing, Cleric. Maybe that's why you're the best."
  • (Christian Bale) "Maybe I'm just better."
  • (Taye Diggs) "I told you I'd make my career with you, Preston."
  • (Polygraph Technician) "This is a control question, a riddle really. How would you say would be the easiest way to take a weapon away from a Grammaton Cleric?"
  • (Taye Diggs) "You ask him for it."

Matthew Harbour as Robbie Preston

  • (Matthew Harbour) "John?"
  • (Christian Bale) "Yes?"
  • (Matthew Harbour) "I saw Robbie Taylor crying today. He didn't know, but I saw. Do you think I should report him?"
  • (Christian Bale) "Unquestionably."
  • (Matthew Harbour) "Looking for something. If I were you I'd be more careful in future."
  • (Christian Bale) "How long?"
  • (Matthew Harbour) "Since mom"
  • (Christian Bale) "And Lisa"
  • (Matthew Harbour) "Of course"
  • (Christian Bale) "How did you know?"
  • (Matthew Harbour) "You forget. It's my job to know what you're thinking."
  • (Christian Bale) "And you know what I'm gonna do now."

Christian Bale as John Preston

  • (Christian Bale) "Go. Go, damn you."
  • (Christian Bale) "Get out of here, God damn it. If you don't, you're dead."
  • (Kurt Wimmer) "Don't do it. He'll shoot us in the back."
  • (Christian Bale) "If I was gonna shoot you, I'd shoot you in the face. Now go."
  • (Christian Bale) "Interesting --"
  • (Christian Bale) "Watch out."
  • (Christian Bale) "I'm coming."
  • (Christian Bale) "I'll do what I can to see they go easy on you."
  • (Sean Bean) "We both know they never "go easy"."
  • (Christian Bale) "Then, I'm sorry."
  • (Sean Bean) "No, you're not. You don't even know the meaning. Its just a vestigial word for a feeling you've never felt."
  • (Christian Bale) "When we return from the Nether it always reminds me of why we do what we do."
  • (Sean Bean) "It does?"
  • (Christian Bale) "I beg your pardon?"
  • (Sean Bean) "It does."
  • (Christian Bale) "You're an offender."
  • (Reading Room Proprietor) "I'm not."
  • (Christian Bale) "No? Then why are you so scared of me?"
  • (Christian Bale) "You're absolutely 100% right, sir."
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "Of course I am."

William Fichtner as Jurgen

  • (William Fichtner) "Will you do it?"
  • (Christian Bale) "Yes."
  • (William Fichtner) "Can you?"
  • (Christian Bale) "I don't know."

Sean Pertwee as Father

  • (Sean Pertwee) "Prozium; The great nepenthe. Opiate of our masses. Glue of our great society. Salve and salvation, it has delivered us from pathos, from sorrow, the deepest chasms of melancholy and hate. With it, we anesthetize grief, annihilate jealousy, obliterate rage. Those sister impulses towards joy, love, and elation are anesthetized in stride, we accept as fair sacrifice. For we embrace Prozium in its unifying fullness and all that it has done to make us great."
  • (Sean Pertwee) "Mankind united with infinitely greater purpose in pursuit of war than he ever did in pursuit of peace."

Sean Bean as Partridge

  • (Sean Bean) "You always knew."
  • (Sean Bean) ""But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." I assume you dream, Preston."

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