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The Soloist Quotes

The Soloist is a TV show that was first aired in 1970 . The Soloist stopped airing in 1970.

It features Gary Foster as producer, Dario Marianelli in charge of musical score, and Seamus McGarvey as head of cinematography.

The Soloist is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Soloist is 117 minutes long. The Soloist is distributed by Paramount Pictures (North America).

The cast includes: Robert Downey Jr. as Steve Lopez, Jamie Foxx as Nathaniel Ayers, Rachael Harris as Leslie Bloom, Tom Hollander as Graham Claydon, and Nelsan Ellis as David Carter.

The Soloist Quotes

Robert Downey Jr. as Steve Lopez

  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "I don't give a smooth fart whether or not we go."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "There's papers you gotta sign. They just back back from -- And you should them so you know what you're signing."
  • (Jamie Foxx) "All right, you know, I'll just sign them Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, Jr., apartment B-116, and the B stands for Beethoven."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "Mr. Ayers, I'm honored to be your friend."
  • (Construction Worker) "Buen dia, muchachos."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) ""Points West" by Steve Lopez. A construction worker in Griffith Park heard the"
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "Hey."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "He saw a cyclist cartwheel off his bike and slam face-first into the unforgiving asphalt of Riverside Drive."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) ""Points West" by Steve Lopez. A year ago, I met a man who was down on his luck and thought I might be able to help him. I don't know that I have. Yes, my friend Mr. Ayers now sleeps inside. He has a key. He has a bed. But his mental state and his well-being, are as precarious now as they were the day we met. There are people who tell me I've helped him. Mental health experts who say that the simple act of being someone's friend can change his brain chemistry, improve his functioning in the world. I can't speak for Mr. Ayers in that regard. Maybe our friendship has helped him. But maybe not. I can, however, speak for myself. I can tell you that by witnessing Mr. Ayers's courage, his humility, his faith in the power of his art, I've learned the dignity of being loyal to something you believe in, of holding onto it. Above all else, of believing, without question, that it will carry you home."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "I don't want him to love me."
  • (Nelsan Ellis) "Well it looks like you might have to get over that."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "It's a bad idea. "I love you Steve," turns into, "You failed me, Steve," turns into very bad things. That's my limited experience. I don't want to be on the other side of that with him. Would you? He doesn't know if I'm a ballerina, if I'm God, if I'm an airline pilot. He has no idea what he's saying."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "I've never loved anything the way he loves music."

Jamie Foxx as Nathaniel Ayers

  • (Jamie Foxx) "Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Just keep it coming. There's plenty. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "I knew only part of his story. I knew him playing the violin on a dairy crate in the morning sun, suspended somewhere between boy genius and lost traveler. Every night my friend Nathaniel tucks his instruments away and lays his head among the predators and hustlers, among the fallen drunks sprawled in the streets, as rats the size of meatloaves dart out of the drains to feed off the squalor."
  • (Jamie Foxx) "Lead us not into temptation. For thine is kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Forever and ever."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "I tell him this is no place for him. He says he wants to be here. He says this is his choice. Should I take him at his word, or should I try to force him inside? Wouldn't a little arm-twisting be more humane than leaving him here on the streets in this lost colony of broken, helpless souls?"
  • (Jamie Foxx) "I hope you sleep well, Mr. Lopez. I hope the whole world sleeps well."
  • (Jamie Foxx) "You can't hold down angels."
  • (Jamie Foxx) "So, you guys are basically united by non-belief."
  • (Atheist) "That's right."
  • (Jamie Foxx) "Yeah. So, do you non-gather? And non-worship?"
  • (Atheist) "We tried, but uh --"
  • (Jamie Foxx) "Not a lot to talk about."
  • (Atheist) "Yeah -- Now we have a website."
  • (Jamie Foxx) "Swell."
  • (Jamie Foxx) "Anything else you don't believe in?"
  • (Jamie Foxx) "Beauty is art; music is beauty."
  • (Jamie Foxx) "Gotta put rosin on your bow. It's just like feeding a parakeet. A bow needs rosin just like a police car needs prisoners."

Tom Hollander as Graham Claydon

  • (Tom Hollander) "Nothing pains God more than when we squander his blessings. You owe it to Him to care for this --"
  • (Jamie Foxx) "I don't owe God. Mr. Steve Lopez is my god."
  • (Robert Downey Jr.) "What?"
  • (Jamie Foxx) "Star Writer for Los Angeles. Higher power flying around with wings like an angel."

Rachael Harris as Leslie Bloom

  • (Rachael Harris) "Your face hurt my feelings."

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