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Three Days of the Condor Quotes

Three Days of the Condor is a television show that debuted in 1970 . Three Days of the Condor completed its run in 1970.

It features Stanley Schneider as producer, Dave Grusin in charge of musical score, and Owen Roizman as head of cinematography.

Three Days of the Condor is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Three Days of the Condor is 118 minutes long. Three Days of the Condor is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Robert Redford as Joe Turner, Max von Sydow as Joubert, Cliff Robertson as Higgins, Tina Chen as Janice, Addison Powell as Atwood, Faye Dunaway as Kathy, and Don McHenry as Dr. Lappe.

Three Days of the Condor Quotes

Robert Redford as Joe Turner

  • (Robert Redford) "Maybe there's another CIA, inside the CIA."
  • (Robert Redford) "Are you sure about this ideogram?"
  • (Tina Chen) "Look at this face. Could I be wrong about an ideogram?"
  • (Robert Redford) "It's a great face. But it's never been to China."
  • (Robert Redford) "Just look around. They've got it. That's where they ship from. They've got all of it."
  • (Cliff Robertson) "What? What did you do?"
  • (Robert Redford) "I told them a story. You play games, I told them a story."
  • (Robert Redford) "Raggedy Ann has cotton tits."
  • (Robert Redford) "I've got a plan. I don't know if it'll work or not, but I'll need your help."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Have I ever denied you anything?"
  • (Robert Redford) "What does Operations care about a bunch of damn books? A book in Dutch. A book out of Venezuela. Mystery stories in Arabic."
  • (Addison Powell) "Wait."
  • (Robert Redford) "What the hell is so important about --"
  • (Robert Redford) "Oil fields. Oil. That's it, isn't it? This whole damn thing was about oil. Wasn't it? Wasn't it?"
  • (Addison Powell) "Yes, it was."
  • (Robert Redford) "Boy, what is it with you people? You think not getting caught in a lie is the same thing as telling the truth?"
  • (Robert Redford) "I need your car."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "It's called grand theft. You don't want to get in trouble with the police."
  • (Robert Redford) "I'd like to go back to New York."
  • (Max von Sydow) "You have not much future there. It will happen this way. You may be walking. Maybe the first sunny day of the spring. And a car will slow beside you, and a door will open, and someone you know, maybe even trust, will get out of the car. And he will smile, a becoming smile. But he will leave open the door of the car and offer to give you a lift."
  • (Robert Redford) "This is no damned book. Somebody or something is rotten in the Company."
  • (Cliff Robertson) "You never complained 'til yesterday."
  • (Robert Redford) "You didn't start killing my friends until yesterday."
  • (Jimmy) "Hey, Shakespeare. How's it going?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Terrific. I'm building up a great collection of rejection slips."
  • (Jimmy) "Yeah, I know the feeling. I always wanted to be Escoffier."
  • (Robert Redford) "Well, maybe it's not too late. You know, Van Gogh was thirty before he started to paint."
  • (Jimmy) "No kiddin'?"
  • (Robert Redford) "There's no mayonnaise on Dr. Lappe. On the other hand, Mozart was three when he started to play the piano, and he was composing at six."
  • (Jimmy) "Fast starter. 'S probably better."
  • (Robert Redford) "Well, I don't know. Van Gogh never sold a painting in a whole lifetime. Mozart died a pauper."
  • (Robert Redford) "I'm not going into any alley with you or anybody. And f*** the Wall Street Journal."

Cliff Robertson as Higgins

  • (Cliff Robertson) "Oh, you -- you poor dumb son of a bitch. You've done more damage than you know."
  • (Robert Redford) "I hope so."
  • (Cliff Robertson) "I'm sorry."
  • (Robert Redford) "You're sorry? You're sorry. Oh, I get it. I get it. You expect me to draw fire, like one of those penny arcade bears that parades back and forth waiting for somebody, somebody very good just to take another shot, and you're just gonna hang around and pick him up just before he does it? Or just after?"
  • (Cliff Robertson) "I'll try and find out what's going on; I'm gonna cross-check all those names --"
  • (Robert Redford) "Nice talking to you, Higgins. Have a nice day."
  • (Cliff Robertson) "It didn't have to end this way."
  • (Robert Redford) "Of course it did."
  • (Mr. Wabash) "I go even further back than that. Ten years after The Great War, as we used to call it. Before we knew enough to number them."
  • (Cliff Robertson) "You miss that kind of action, sir?"
  • (Mr. Wabash) "No, I miss that kind of clarity."
  • (Cliff Robertson) "You served with Col. Donovan in the OSS, didn't you, sir?"
  • (Mr. Wabash) "I sailed the Adriatic with a movie star at the helm. It doesn't seem like much of a war now, but it was."
  • (Cliff Robertson) "Hey, Turner. How do you know they'll print it? You can take a walk. But how far if they don't print it?"
  • (Robert Redford) "They'll print it."
  • (Cliff Robertson) "How do you know?"
  • (Cliff Robertson) "It's simple economics. Today it's oil, right? In ten or fifteen years, food. Plutonium. Maybe even sooner. Now, what do you think the people are gonna want us to do then?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Ask them?"
  • (Cliff Robertson) "Not now; then. Ask 'em when they're running out. Ask 'em when there's no heat in their homes and they're cold. Ask 'em when their engines stop. Ask 'em when people who have never known hunger start going hungry. You wanna know something? They won't want us to ask 'em. They'll just want us to get it for 'em."
  • (Cliff Robertson) "It'd have to be somebody in the community."
  • (Robert Redford) "Community."
  • (Cliff Robertson) "Intelligence field."
  • (Robert Redford) "Community. Jesus, you guys are kind to yourselves. Community."

Faye Dunaway as Kathy

  • (Faye Dunaway) "I don't think you'll live much longer."
  • (Robert Redford) "I may surprise you."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You -- you have a lot of very fine qualities. But --"
  • (Robert Redford) "What fine qualities?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You have good eyes. Not kind, but they don't lie, and they don't look away much, and they don't miss anything. I could use eyes like that."
  • (Robert Redford) "But you're overdue in Vermont. Is he a tough guy?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "He's pretty tough."
  • (Robert Redford) "What will he do?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Understand, probably."
  • (Robert Redford) "Boy. That is tough."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Sometimes I take a picture that isn't like me. But I took it so it is like me. It has to be. I put those pictures away."
  • (Robert Redford) "I'd like to see those pictures."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "We don't know each other that well."
  • (Robert Redford) "Do you know anybody that well?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I don't think I want to know you very well. I don't think you're going to live much longer."
  • (Robert Redford) "I may surprise you."

Max von Sydow as Joubert

  • (Max von Sydow) "Well, the fact is, what I do is not a bad occupation. Someone is always willing to pay."
  • (Robert Redford) "I would find it -- tiring."
  • (Max von Sydow) "Oh, no; it's quite restful. It's almost peaceful. No need to believe in either side, or any side. There is no cause. There's only yourself. The belief is in your own precision."
  • (Max von Sydow) "For that day."
  • (Max von Sydow) "Would you move from the window, please?"
  • (Tina Chen) "I won't scream."
  • (Max von Sydow) "I know."

Don McHenry as Dr. Lappe

  • (Don McHenry) "We have people to service these machines."
  • (Robert Redford) "These things are really pretty simple; they just look complicated."
  • (Don McHenry) "Mr. Turner, I wonder if you're entirely happy here."
  • (Robert Redford) "Within obvious limits, yes sir."
  • (Don McHenry) "Obvious limits?"
  • (Robert Redford) "It bothers me that I can't tell people what I do."
  • (Don McHenry) "Why is it taking you so long to accept that?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Well, I actually trust a few people. That's a problem."

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