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The Obsolete Man Quotes

The Obsolete Man is a television program that debuted in 1970 . The Obsolete Man stopped airing in 1970.

It features Stock in charge of musical score.

The cast includes: Burgess Meredith as Romney Wordsworth.

The Obsolete Man Quotes

Burgess Meredith as Romney Wordsworth

  • (Chancellor) "Since there are no more books, Mr. Wordsworth, there are no more libraries. And of course it follows that there is very little call for the services of a librarian. Case in point: A minister. A minister would tell us that his function is that of preaching the word of God. And, of course, it follows that since the State has proven that there is no God, that would make the function of a minister somewhat academic, as well."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "There is a God."
  • (Chancellor) "You are in error, Mr. Wordsworth; there is no God. The state has proven that there is no God."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "You cannot erase God with an edict."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "Chancellor."
  • (Chancellor) "Make it brief, Mr. Wordsworth."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "You have plenty of time. You're not going anywhere."
  • (Chancellor) "How's that?"
  • (Burgess Meredith) "I'm afraid I haven't been very fair with you. I invited you here for a very special reason. Would you like to know the method that I've chosen for my; liquidation? Well, in a very few moments, here in this room, a bomb is going off."
  • (Chancellor) "How thoughtful, Mr. Wordsworth, a relatively quick and painless death."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "Yes, isn't it? However, knowing that you're going to be blown to smithereens in a few moments, isn't the happiest thought in the world, is it? Is it?"
  • (Chancellor) "That depends on the individual, Mr. Wordsworth."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "Indeed, it does."
  • (Chancellor) "What kind of idiocy is this, Mr. Wordsworth? You've locked the door."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "Oh yes, yes, I've locked the door."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "Now, question: how does a man react to the knowledge that he's going to be blown to bits in a half an hour? Answer: that depends on the individual."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "No man is obsolete."
  • (Chancellor) "You have no function, Mr. Wordsworth, you're an anachronism, like a ghost from another time."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "I am nothing more than a reminder to you that you cannot destroy truth by burning pages."
  • (Burgess Meredith) "You cannot erase God with an edict."

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