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The Good Earth (film) Quotes

The Good Earth (film) is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . The Good Earth ended its run in 1970.

It features Irving Thalberg as producer, Herbert Stothart in charge of musical score, and Karl Freund; A.S.C. as head of cinematography.

The Good Earth (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Good Earth (film) is 138 mins. long. The Good Earth (film) is distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The Good Earth (film) Quotes

  • (Wang Lung) "Where are all these soldiers going ?"
  • (Unnamed) "They say there's a revolution coming."
  • (Wang Lung) "Revolution ? What is revolution ?"
  • (Unnamed) "I don't know but it has something to do with food."
  • (O-Lan) "When I go back in that house, it will be with my son in my arms. I'll have a red coat on him -- and red flower trousers -- and a hat with a gilded Buddha and tiger-faced shoes, and I'll go into the kitchen where I spent my days as a slave and into the great hall where the old mistress sits with her pipe, and I'll show myself and my son to all of them."
  • (O-Lan) "Hmm."
  • (Wang Lung) "Well -- Now, I -- I haven't heard you speak so many words since you came to this house."
  • (Aunt) "When a farmer buys silk robes and washes his whole body every day, there's a woman. That's sure."
  • (Uncle) "But a rich man may have two wives but the wife must cling to her husband. That is as it should be."
  • (Aunt) "That's right. A woman is allowed but one mistake."
  • (Uncle) "Of course. Now then, it is said: you may see a teapot with four teacups, but did you ever see a teacup with four teapots ?"
  • (Aunt) "It is also said: do you ever see two spoons in the same bowl that do not knock against each other ?"
  • (Liu - Grain Merchant) "Mr. Wang, two clever sons like these are the better half of your wealth."
  • (Wang Lung) "They're stupid, worthless creatures. If anything was driven into their thick, brass skulls it was by beating them. I told their teacher to beat them. He beat them so well that this one's going to the university."
  • (Liu - Grain Merchant) "Indeed."
  • (Elder Son) "If I'm not too unworthy, I hope to win a degree in agriculture."
  • (Liu - Grain Merchant) "Degree ? Agriculture ?"
  • (Wang Lung) "That's some kind of paper that will make it rain just enough, but not too much."
  • (Ching) "Hunger makes men mad."
  • (Wang Lung) "Thieves. Thieves. And well you know I must sell."
  • (O-Lan) "No. Not the land. We'll not sell the land. We'll keep it. We'll go south and when we return, we'll still have the land."
  • (Uncle) "But I've arranged it. I brought these men here. You MUST sell."
  • (O-Lan) "Is it your land ? Did you buy it bit by bit ? The land is our life -- and it's better to go south -- or die walking -- than to give it to you for nothing."

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