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Orlando (film) Quotes

Orlando (film) is a television program that debuted in 1970 . Orlando stopped airing in 1970.

It features Christopher Sheppard as producer, David Motion in charge of musical score, and Aleksei Rodionov as head of cinematography.

Orlando (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom, France, Italy, Netherlands, Russia. Each episode of Orlando (film) is 93 minutes long. Orlando (film) is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

The cast includes: Charlotte Valandrey as Princess Sasha, Billy Zane as Shelmerdine, Tilda Swinton as Orlando, John Wood as Archduke Harry, and Anna Healy as Euphrosyne.

Orlando (film) Quotes

Tilda Swinton as Orlando

  • (Tilda Swinton) "I can find only three words to describe the female sex. None of which are worth expressing."
  • (Unnamed) "One, you are legally dead and therefore cannot hold any property whatsoever."
  • (Tilda Swinton) "Ah. Fine."
  • (Unnamed) "Two, you are now a female."
  • (Unnamed) "Which amounts to much the same thing."
  • (Tilda Swinton) "But you are mine."
  • (Charlotte Valandrey) "But why?"
  • (Tilda Swinton) "Because -- I adore you."
  • (Tilda Swinton) "Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates melancholy from happiness."
  • (Tilda Swinton) "Same person. No difference at all -- just a different sex."
  • (Unnamed) "For you and for your heirs, Orlando: the house."
  • (Tilda Swinton) "Your Majesty, I am forever --"
  • (Unnamed) "But on one condition. Do not fade. Do not wither. Do not grow old."
  • (Tilda Swinton) "If I were a man --"
  • (Billy Zane) "You?"
  • (Tilda Swinton) "I might choose not to risk my life for an uncertain cause. I might think that freedom won by death is not worth having. In fact --"
  • (Billy Zane) "You might choose not to be a real man at all. Say, if I were a woman --"
  • (Tilda Swinton) "You?"
  • (Billy Zane) "I might choose not to sacrifice my life caring for my children, nor my children's children, nor to drown anonymously in the milk of female kindness, but instead, say, to go abroad. Would I then be --"
  • (Tilda Swinton) "A real woman?"
  • (Tilda Swinton) "The treachery of women."

Anna Healy as Euphrosyne

  • (Anna Healy) "The treachery of men."

John Wood as Archduke Harry

  • (John Wood) "Orlando, to me you were and always will be, whether male or female, the pink, the pearl, and the perfection of your sex."

Billy Zane as Shelmerdine

  • (Billy Zane) "You're hurt ma'am."
  • (Tilda Swinton) "I'm dead, sir."
  • (Billy Zane) "Dead. That's serious. Can I help?"
  • (Tilda Swinton) "Will you marry me?"
  • (Billy Zane) "Ma'am -- I would gladly, but I fear my ankle is twisted."

Charlotte Valandrey as Princess Sasha

  • (Charlotte Valandrey) "You suffer in advance."
  • (Charlotte Valandrey) "You speak French?"
  • (Tilda Swinton) "A bit. But most of the English can't -- don't want to speak other languages."
  • (Charlotte Valandrey) "But how do they communicate with foreigners?"
  • (Tilda Swinton) "They speak English louder."

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