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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Quotes

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a television program that debuted in 1970 . Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai ended in 1970.

It features Richard Guay (film producer) as producer, RZA in charge of musical score, and Robby Müller as head of cinematography.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is recorded in English and originally aired in United States, France, Germany, and Japan. Each episode of Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is 116 minutes long. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is distributed by Artisan Entertainment.

The cast includes: Forest Whitaker as Ghost Dog, Camille Winbush as Pearline, John Tormey as Louie, Victor Argo as Vinny, Cliff Gorman as Sonny Valerio, Henry Silva as Ray Vargo, Gary Farmer as Nobody, and Tricia Vessey as Louise Vargo.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Quotes

Cliff Gorman as Sonny Valerio

  • (Cliff Gorman) "Did you just say he contacts you through a f***ing bird?"
  • (Henry Silva) "What particular species of bird?"
  • (Cliff Gorman) "Where's he live?"
  • (John Tormey) "f***, if I know. That's the next strange thing. I mean, I can't just call him up. Instead, he contacts me every day through a bird."
  • (Cliff Gorman) "Did you just say he contacts you through a bird? Did I just hear you say that?"
  • (Cliff Gorman) "Now is the time to tell us everything you know about this mysterious ghostlike untraceable f***in' button man."

Camille Winbush as Pearline

  • (Camille Winbush) "In the Kamigata area, they have a sort of tiered lunchbox they use for a single day when flower viewing. Upon returning, they throw them away, trampling them underfoot. The end is important in all things."
  • (Camille Winbush) "Can't you understand what he's saying?"
  • (Forest Whitaker) "No, I don't understand him. I don't speak French, only English. I never understand a word he says."
  • (Camille Winbush) "And that's your best friend?"
  • (Forest Whitaker) "Yeah."

Forest Whitaker as Ghost Dog

  • (Forest Whitaker) "Everything around us seems to be changing, huh, Louie?"
  • (John Tormey) "You can say that again."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "The Way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears, and swords. Being carried away by surging waves. Being thrown into the midst of a great fire. Being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake. Falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease, or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream. When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself that it was only a dream. It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "Among the maxims on Lord Naoshige's wall, there was this one: "Matters of great concern should be treated lightly." Master Ittei commented, "Matters of small concern should be treated seriously.""
  • (Forest Whitaker) "There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there is nothing left to do, and nothing else to pursue."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "Even if one's head were to be suddenly cut off, he should be able to do one more action with certainty. With martial valor, if one becomes like a revengeful ghost and shows great determination, though his head is cut off, he should not die."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "If one were to say in a word what the condition of being a samurai is, its basis lies first in seriously devoting one's body and soul to his master."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "Night Nurse? You actually read that?"
  • (Camille Winbush) "No. I just like the cover."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "It is said that what is called the Spirit of an Age is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world's coming to an end. In the same way, a single year does not have just spring or summer. A single day, too, is the same. For this reason, although one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation."

John Tormey as Louie

  • (John Tormey) "Jesus Christ. You just shot Morini. He was Valerio's f***ing brother-in-law."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "He had a gun. He was going to shoot you."
  • (John Tormey) "What?"
  • (Forest Whitaker) "See if he's dead."
  • (John Tormey) "Well, I don't think he's getting any older."
  • (John Tormey) "It's a pigeon. It must be a carrier pigeon or whatever."
  • (Old Consigliere) "Passenger pigeon. They've been extinct since 1914."
  • (Cliff Gorman) "Am I f***ing dreaming here or what? All right, Louie, forget about the bird, okay?"
  • (John Tormey) "god**** it. You shot me in the exact same f***ing place as last time."
  • (Forest Whitaker) "I'm sorry. I mean you no disrespect. You're my retainer. I don't want to put too many holes in you."
  • (John Tormey) "Jesus, Vinny. You just iced a woman, you know that?"
  • (Victor Argo) "You know what you are, Louie? You're a f***in' male chauvinist pig."
  • (John Tormey) "What do you mean, I'm a male chauvinist pig? You just shot a broad."
  • (Victor Argo) "A cop. I just shot a cop. They wanna be equal? I made her equal."
  • (John Tormey) "Nothing seems to make sense anymore."

Henry Silva as Ray Vargo

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Gary Farmer as Nobody

  • (Gary Farmer) "Stupid f***in' white man."

Victor Argo as Vinny

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Tricia Vessey as Louise Vargo

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