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The English Patient (film) Quotes

The English Patient (film) is a television show that first aired in 1970 . The English Patient completed its run in 1970.

It features Saul Zaentz as producer, Gabriel Yared in charge of musical score, and John Seale as head of cinematography.

The English Patient (film) is recorded in English, German, Italian, and Arabic and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The English Patient (film) is 162 minutes long. The English Patient (film) is distributed by Miramax Films.

The cast includes: Kristin Scott Thomas as Katharine Clifton, Ralph Fiennes as Almásy, Julian Wadham as Madox, Juliette Binoche as Hana, Willem Dafoe as Caravaggio, Jürgen Prochnow as Muller, and Geordie Johnson as Oliver.

The English Patient (film) Quotes

Kristin Scott Thomas as Katharine Clifton

  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "Do you think you are the only one who feels anything?"
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "I'm impressed you can sew."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Good."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "You sew very badly."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Well, you don't sew at all."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "A woman should never learn to sew, and if she can she shouldn't admit to it."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "You speak so many bloody languages, and you never want to talk."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "Will we be alright?"
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Yes. Yes, absolutely."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) ""Yes" is a comfort. "Absolutely" is not."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "D'you not come in?"
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "No. I should go home."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "Will you please come in?"
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Mrs. Clifton --"
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "Don't."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "I believe you still have my book."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "My darling. I'm waiting for you. How long is the day in the dark? Or a week? The fire is gone, and I'm horribly cold. I really should drag myself outside but then there'd be the sun. I'm afraid I waste the light on the paintings, not writing these words. We die. We die rich with lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we've entered and swum up like rivers. Fears we've hidden in; like this wretched cave. I want all this marked on my body. Where the real countries are. Not boundaries drawn on maps with the names of powerful men. I know you'll come carry me out to the Palace of Winds. That's what I've wanted: to walk in such a place with you. With friends, on an earth without maps. The lamp has gone out and I'm writing in the darkness."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "I wanted to meet the man who could write such a long paper with so few adjectives."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "Am I K in your book? I think I must be."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "Promise me you'll come back for me."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "I promise, I'll come back for you. I promise, I'll never leave you."

Ralph Fiennes as Almásy

  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Swoon, I'll catch you."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "There is no God, but I hope someone watches over you."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "It is a very plum plum."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "I once heard of a captain who wore a patch over a good eye. The men fought harder for him."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "I once traveled with a guide who was taking me to Faya. He didn't speak for nine hours. At the end of it he pointed at the horizon and said, "Faya." That was a good day."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "What do you love?"
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "What do I love?"
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Say everything."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "Hm, let's see -- Water. Fish in it. And hedgehogs; I love hedgehogs."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "And what else?"
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "Marmite; I'm addicted. And baths. But not with other people. Islands. Your handwriting. I could go on all day."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Go on all day."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "My husband."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "What do you hate most?"
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "A lie. What do you hate most?"
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Ownership. Being owned. When you leave, you should forget me."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "I fear Madox knows about us, he keeps mentioning Anna Karenina"
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Every night I cut out my heart. But in the morning it was full again."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything. For the heart is an organ of fire."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "I just wanted you to know: I'm not missing you yet."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "You will."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Ownership. I hate being owned."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "There was a Prince, who was dying, and he was carried up the tower at Pisa so he could die with a view of the Tuscan Hills. Am I that Prince?"
  • (Juliette Binoche) "Because you're leaning? No, you're just on an angle. You're too heavy."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Could I have a cigarette?"
  • (Juliette Binoche) "Are you crazy?"
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Why -- why are you so determined to keep me alive?"
  • (Juliette Binoche) "Because I'm a nurse."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "How can you ever smile, as if your life hadn't capsized?"
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "This -- this, the hollow at the base of a woman's throat, does it have an official name?"
  • (Julian Wadham) "Good God, man, pull yourself together."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Let me tell you about winds. There is a, a whirlwind from southern Morrocco, the aajej, against which the fellahin defend themselves with knives. And there is the -- the ghibli, from Tunis --"
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "The "ghibli"?"
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "the ghibli, which rolls and rolls and rolls and produces a -- a rather strange nervous condition. And then there is the -- the harmattan, a red wind, which mariners call the sea of darkness. And red sand from this wind has flown as far as the south coast of England, apparently producing -- showers so dense that they were mistaken for blood."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "Fiction. We have a house on that coast and it has never, never rained blood."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "No, it's all true. Herodotus, your friend. He writes about it. And he writes about -- a, a wind, the simoon, which a nation thought was so evil they declared war on it and marched out against it. In full battle dress. Their swords raised."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "There is no God -- but I hope someone looks after you."
  • (Julian Wadham) "Just in case you're interested, it's called the suprasternal notch. Come and visit us in Dorset when all this nonsense is over."
  • (Julian Wadham) "You'll never come to Dorset."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "You're wearing the thimble."
  • (Kristin Scott Thomas) "Of course, you idiot. I always wear it; I've always worn it; I've always loved you."

Willem Dafoe as Caravaggio

  • (Willem Dafoe) "In Italy, you get chickens, but no eggs. In Africa there were always eggs, but -- never chickens. Who separated them?"
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Ask your saint who he is. Ask him who he's killed."

Juliette Binoche as Hana

  • (Juliette Binoche) "There's a man downstairs. He brought us eggs. He might stay."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Why? Can he lay eggs?"
  • (Juliette Binoche) "He's Canadian."
  • (Ralph Fiennes) "Why are people always so happy when they collide with someone from the same place? What happened in Montreal when you passed a man in the street? Did you invite him to live with you?"
  • (Juliette Binoche) "I must be a curse. Anybody who loves me, anybody who gets close to me -- or I must be cursed. Which is it?"
  • (Juliette Binoche) "The war's over; you told me yourself. How can it be desertion?"
  • (Geordie Johnson) "It's not over everywhere. I didn't mean literally."
  • (Juliette Binoche) "When he dies I'll catch up."
  • (Geordie Johnson) "It's not safe here. The whole country's crawling with Bandits and Germans and God knows what. It's madness. I can't allow it. You're not alright, this is natural. It's shock. For all of us. Hana?"
  • (Juliette Binoche) "I need morphine. A lot. And a pistol."
  • (Geordie Johnson) "And what if he really is a spy?"
  • (Juliette Binoche) "He can't even move."
  • (Geordie Johnson) "If anything happened to you I'd never forgive myself."
  • (Geordie Johnson) "-- We're heading for Leghorn. Livorno the Italians call it. We'll expect you."

Jürgen Prochnow as Muller

  • (Jürgen Prochnow) "Look here, for every name you give me, I'll let you keep a finger. You give me something, and you'll keep something."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Don't cut me."
  • (Jürgen Prochnow) "Are thumbs fingers?"
  • (Jürgen Prochnow) "Ist ein Daumen ein Finger?"
  • (Interrogation Room Soldier) "Telefon."
  • (Jürgen Prochnow) "I'm sick of this room. I'm sick of this heat. And I'm sick of this damn telephone."
  • (Jürgen Prochnow) "You are a Canadian spy working for the Allies. Code-name Moose."

Julian Wadham as Madox

  • (Julian Wadham) "I have to teach myself not to read too much into everything. It comes from too long having to read so much into hardly anything at all."

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