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The Libertine (2004 film) Quotes

The Libertine (2004 film) is a television show that debuted in 1970 . The Libertine completed its run in 1970.

It features John Malkovich as producer, Michael Nyman in charge of musical score, and Alexander Melman as head of cinematography.

The Libertine (2004 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Libertine (2004 film) is 130 minutes (US) long. The Libertine (2004 film) is distributed by The Weinstein Company.

The cast includes: Samantha Morton as Elizabeth Barry, Kelly Reilly as Jane, Richard Coyle as Alcock, Clare Higgins as Molly Luscombe, Rupert Friend as Billy Downs, Tom Hollander as George Etherege, Jack Davenport as Harris, Samantha Morton as Elizabeth Malet, and Johnny Vegas as Sackville.

The Libertine (2004 film) Quotes

Richard Coyle as Alcock

  • (Rochester) "I don't mean to upset people, but I must speak my mind. For what's in my mind is far more interesting than what's outside my mind."
  • (Richard Coyle) "Makes you impossible to live with, though. You see?"
  • (Rochester) "Did I once praise you for your blunt manner?"
  • (Richard Coyle) "It was your reason for employing me."
  • (Rochester) "It could as easy be your grounds for dismissal."
  • (Rochester) "What is your name?"
  • (Richard Coyle) "Alcock."
  • (Tom Hollander) "Like master, like servant."
  • (Unnamed) "This fellow is my servant. He has just filched two shillings from my coat pocket."
  • (Rochester) "A thief and a rogue."
  • (Unnamed) "My lord, you express it."
  • (Rochester) "Haven't quite got the hang of the reign yet, have you?"
  • (Unnamed) "I will not employ a thief."
  • (Rochester) "Then I will."
  • (Rochester) "How much was your master paying you?"
  • (Richard Coyle) "Six shillings a week, sir."
  • (Rochester) "Who talks of thieving?"

Jack Davenport as Harris

  • (Jack Davenport) "My lord."
  • (Rochester) "I asked for no interruption."
  • (Jack Davenport) "My suit is one of the utmost urgency: the stage direction at the end of this scene requires, in my opinion, some authorial exposition."
  • (Rochester) "It seems straightforward enough."
  • (Jack Davenport) "Yes, um,"
  • (Jack Davenport) ""Then dance six naked men and women, the men doing obedience to the women's c***s, kissing and touching them often, the women in like manner to the men's pricks, kissing and dandling their cods and then fall to f***ing, after which the women sigh and the men look simple and so sneak off." The end of the second act."
  • (Rochester) "A strong scene, an eminently playable scene, and though I say it myself, a climactic one."
  • (Jack Davenport) "And w-will the kind of equipment that that young lady has in her hand"
  • (Jack Davenport) "be available for gentlemen for -- strapping around the middle for the execution of this scene?"
  • (Rochester) "I had not envisioned you to be so encumbered; I feel this scene should be given -- in the flesh."
  • (Jack Davenport) "And will we give -- two performances on the day?"
  • (Rochester) "No, Mr. Harris."
  • (Jack Davenport) "I am glad to hear that from the author."
  • (Rochester) "With the dress rehearsal, the court performance and the public showing, I envisage three."
  • (Jack Davenport) "Right; I don't know if you've met my regular understudy, Mr. Lightman, he's a most dependable fellow."
  • (Rochester) "Sir, you have the honour of playing my understudy."
  • (Jack Davenport) "Well, I shall take this opportunity to withdraw from the engagement."
  • (Rochester) "You are one of life's understudies."

Samantha Morton as Elizabeth Malet

  • (Samantha Morton) "May I always be in your heart, sometimes in your thoughts, but never in your debt."
  • (Samantha Morton) "You abducted me in a coach like this when I was still a virgin heiress."
  • (Rochester) "And did you like abduction?"
  • (Samantha Morton) "Passionately."
  • (Samantha Morton) "You could buy my slit for a pound a night, sir. I would not mind that. But I think you would not have it, sir. What I think you want is power over me, which I do bridle at."
  • (Rochester) "This is your first season on the London stage?"
  • (Samantha Morton) "It is, my lord."
  • (Rochester) "Mrs. Barry, you must acquire the trick of ignoring those who do not like you. In my experience, those who do not like you fall into two categories: The stupid and the envious. The stupid will like you in five years time. The envious, never."
  • (Rochester) "Ah, to die onstage at the hands of a beautiful woman."
  • (Samantha Morton) "I am no such."
  • (Samantha Morton) "I've been told that the Devil is in you. If that be so, then I know how he made his entrance."
  • (Rochester) "I am come to train you -- in your acting."
  • (Samantha Morton) "So you said when we first met, but your reputation being what it is, I thought you meant something different."
  • (Rochester) "I have, I hope, many reputations."
  • (Samantha Morton) "I will not swap my certain glory for your undependable love."
  • (Rochester) "I wish to be moved. I cannot feel in life. I must have others do it for me here in the theatre."
  • (Samantha Morton) "You are spoken of as a man with a stomach for life."
  • (Rochester) "I am the cynic of our golden age. This bounteous dish, which our great Charles and our great God have more or less in equal measure placed before us, sets my teeth permanently on edge. Life has no purpose. It is everywhere undone by arbitrariness. I do this and it matters not a jot if I do the opposite. But in the playhouse every action, good or bad, has it's consequences. Drop a handkerchief and it will return to smother you. The theatre is my drug. And my illness is so far advanced that my physic must be of the highest quality."
  • (Samantha Morton) "My lord, on these conditions, I endeavour to do what you want."
  • (Samantha Morton) "You see? I have gone too far. A trait which in you is fascinating but in me is a fault."

Kelly Reilly as Jane

  • (Kelly Reilly) "Give you your first London spurt of the summer."
  • (Rochester) "I brought the wife with me."
  • (Kelly Reilly) "Bit of a waste shooting good jism up the lawful."
  • (Rochester) "There is spirit in her."
  • (Kelly Reilly) "When a gent sees the spirit, and not the eyes or the tits, then a gent is in trouble."

Johnny Vegas as Sackville

  • (Johnny Vegas) "She gives a good gobble, but won't do the full wibbly-wobbly."

Tom Hollander as George Etherege

  • (Tom Hollander) "No one likes a clever bastard."

Clare Higgins as Molly Luscombe

  • (Clare Higgins) "My lord, Alice Twoumy has sent word. Her child is sick and she shan't come."
  • (Rochester) "What was to be her role?"
  • (Clare Higgins) "She was playing "Little Clitoris.""
  • (Rochester) "Of course. Alcock. This is your moment. You will stand in for her."
  • (Richard Coyle) "No, my lord."
  • (Rochester) "I beg your pardon?"
  • (Richard Coyle) "I'm Alcock. "Little Clitoris" is beyond my range."

Rupert Friend as Billy Downs

  • (Rochester) "How old are you, Mr Downs?"
  • (Rupert Friend) "Eighteen, my lord."
  • (Rochester) "Young man, you will die of this company. Do not laugh, I'm serious."
  • (Rochester) "And yet you do not draw the moral of the incident."
  • (Rupert Friend) "Which is?"
  • (Rochester) "That any experiment of interest in life will be carried out at your own expense. Mark it well."

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