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Quintet (film) Quotes

Quintet (film) is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . Quintet stopped airing in 1970.

It features Robert Altman as producer, Tom Pierson in charge of musical score, and Jean Boffety as head of cinematography.

Quintet (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Quintet (film) is 118 minutes long. Quintet (film) is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Bibi Andersson as Ambrosia, Paul Newman as Essex, Fernando Rey as Grigor, David Langton as Goldstar, and Vittorio Gassman as Saint Christopher.

Quintet (film) Quotes

Vittorio Gassman as Saint Christopher

  • (Vittorio Gassman) "Hope is an obsolete word."
  • (Vittorio Gassman) "You'll never understand the scheme until you're part of the scheme."
  • (Paul Newman) "Are you telling me I will be?"
  • (Vittorio Gassman) "Yes, at the exact moment it will be too late."

Paul Newman as Essex

  • (Vivia, Essex's Wife) "Shouldn't we help him? He's going to freeze to death."
  • (Paul Newman) "He already has."
  • (Paul Newman) "Tell me, is Saint Christopher as good a player as they say he is?"
  • (Fernando Rey) "He is good, but too serious"
  • (Paul Newman) "and not very talkative."
  • (Fernando Rey) "Talk? Oh, if it is talk you want, come with me Redstone"
  • (Fernando Rey) "; I know a place. We can have drinks, and talk --"

David Langton as Goldstar

  • (David Langton) "I find you despicable. I despise your arrogance."
  • (Fernando Rey) "It is as planned."

Fernando Rey as Grigor

  • (Fernando Rey) "-- and talk about life."
  • (Paul Newman) "The only thing I've seen is death, or the prospect of it."
  • (Fernando Rey) "But that's what makes life worthwhile; every time you cheat death, you feel the pure thrill of life"
  • (Fernando Rey) "And that is what my job is; that is why I'm so content in this frozen world."
  • (Paul Newman) "Tell me, exactly what is your job?"
  • (Fernando Rey) "to keep the game alive. The game is all that's important. The only intelligent expression left is the game of Quintet. All the elements of life are contained in it; our art, our philosophy, all things of value fit the game. The game is the only thing of value"

Bibi Andersson as Ambrosia

  • (Bibi Andersson) "Trying to find a meaning where there is none? Death is arbitrary."

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