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Soylent Green Quotes

Soylent Green is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . Soylent Green ended in 1970.

It features Walter Seltzer as producer, Fred Myrow in charge of musical score, and Richard H. Kline as head of cinematography.

Soylent Green is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Soylent Green is 97 minutes long. Soylent Green is distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The cast includes: Brock Peters as Hatcher, Stephen Young as Gilbert, Joseph Cotten as Simonson, Edward G. Robinson as Sol, Leigh Taylor-Young as Shirl, and Celia Lovsky as Exchange Leader.

Soylent Green Quotes

Edward G. Robinson as Sol

  • (Edward G. Robinson) "I don't know why I bother."
  • (Det. Thorn) "Because it's your job. Besides, you love me."
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "Why, in my day, you could buy meat anywhere. Eggs they had, real butter. Fresh lettuce in the stores."
  • (Det. Thorn) "I know, Sol, you told me before."
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "You know, when I was a kid, food was food. Before our scientific magicians poisoned the water, polluted the soil, decimated plant and animal life."
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "How did we come to this?"
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "I've lived too long."
  • (Det. Thorn) "No."
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "I love you, Thorn."
  • (Det. Thorn) "I love you, Sol."
  • (Det. Thorn) "I know, Sol, you've told me a hundred times before. People were better, the world was better --"
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "Ah, people were always lousy -- But there was a world, once."
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "I was there, I can prove it. When I was a kid, you could buy meat anywhere. Eggs they had, real butter. Not this -- crap."
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "Can you see it?"
  • (Det. Thorn) "Yes --"
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "Isn't it beautiful?"
  • (Det. Thorn) "Oh, yes --"
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "I told you."
  • (Det. Thorn) "How could I know? How could I -- how could I ever imagine?"
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "There was a world, once, you punk."
  • (Det. Thorn) "Yes, so you keep telling me."
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "I was there. I can prove it."
  • (Det. Thorn) "I know, I know. When you were young, people were better."
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "Aw, nuts. People were always rotten. But the world 'was' beautiful."
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "Good God."
  • (Celia Lovsky) "What God, Mr. Roth? Where will we find him?"
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "Perhaps at home --"
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "Yes, at home."
  • (Det. Thorn) "I'm getting pretty sick of you."
  • (Edward G. Robinson) "Yes, but you love me."

Brock Peters as Hatcher

  • (Det. Thorn) "Ocean's dying, plankton's dying -- it's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them."
  • (Brock Peters) "I promise, Tiger. I promise. I'll tell the Exchange."
  • (Det. Thorn) "You tell everybody. Listen to me, Hatcher. You've gotta tell them. Soylent Green is people. We've gotta stop them somehow."
  • (Brock Peters) "And what about the furniture?"
  • (Det. Thorn) "Like grapefruit."
  • (Brock Peters) "You never saw a grapefruit."
  • (Det. Thorn) "You never saw her."
  • (Brock Peters) "So, you finally made it. Do you know what time it is?"
  • (Det. Thorn) "You tell me. You're the only one here who has a wristwatch."
  • (Brock Peters) "I can't. The damn thing won't run."
  • (Det. Thorn) "You know what, Lieutenant."
  • (Brock Peters) "What?"
  • (Det. Thorn) "I think it really is broken this time."
  • (Brock Peters) "What's the story with the Simonson homicide?"
  • (Det. Thorn) "It was carefully set up to make it look like he was killed after he caught some punk burglarizing his apartment."
  • (Brock Peters) "What do you think it was?"
  • (Det. Thorn) "It was an assassination. A well-planned assassination."
  • (Brock Peters) "You know this for a fact?"
  • (Det. Thorn) "Four reasons. One: the alarm system in the building was out of order for the first time in two years. Two: the bodyguard who was supposed to be protecting him was conveniently out shopping. Three: the punk that broke into the apartment didn't take anything. And four: the punk who killed Simonson was no punk because he used a meat hook instead of a gun to make it look like a punk."
  • (Brock Peters) "Well, if the punk didn't take anything from the apartment, what did you take?"
  • (Det. Thorn) "Everything I could lay my hands on."

Stephen Young as Gilbert

  • (State Security Chief Donovan) "Do you have the words straight?"
  • (Stephen Young) "You know, I won't understand them if I live to be a hundred."
  • (State Security Chief Donovan) "You won't."
  • (Stephen Young) "Uh -- they told me to uh -- to say that they were sorry, but that you had become -- unreliable."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "That's true."
  • (Stephen Young) "They can't risk, uh -- catastrophe, they say."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "They're right."
  • (Stephen Young) "Then, uh -- this is right?"
  • (Joseph Cotten) "No, not right -- Necessary."
  • (Stephen Young) "To who?"
  • (Joseph Cotten) "To -- God."

Leigh Taylor-Young as Shirl

  • (Det. Thorn) "He'll like you. You're a helluva piece of furniture."
  • (Leigh Taylor-Young) "Don't talk to me like that. Please."
  • (Det. Thorn) "OK."

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