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Zardoz Quotes

Zardoz is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . Zardoz ended in 1970.

It features John Boorman as producer, David Munrow in charge of musical score, and Geoffrey Unsworth as head of cinematography.

Zardoz is distributed by 20th Century Fox (United States).

The cast includes: Niall Buggy as Arthur Frayn, Charlotte Rampling as Consuella, Sean Connery as Zed, John Alderton as Friend, Bosco Hogan as George Saden, Sara Kestelman as May, and Sally Anne Newton as Avalow.

Zardoz Quotes

Niall Buggy as Arthur Frayn

(We don't have any quotes for this character)

Sara Kestelman as May

  • (Sara Kestelman) "Look at it. It's you."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "Your genetic structure, your life chart. Look."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "You are a mutant, second, maybe third generation; therefore genetically stable. Enlarged brain, total recall. Your potential is -- Your breeding potential."
  • (Sean Connery) "Breeding?"
  • (Sara Kestelman) "Frayn."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "How did you get into the Vortex? What is your purpose?"
  • (Sean Connery) "I'm just an Exterminator. I know nothing."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "You must know that you're mentally and physically vastly superior to me, or to anyone else here. You could be anything, could do anything. You must be destroyed."
  • (Sean Connery) "Why?"
  • (Sara Kestelman) "Because you could destroy us."
  • (Sean Connery) "As you destroyed the rest of life? Can you un-know what you know now about me?"
  • (Sara Kestelman) "For the sake of science, I will keep this knowledge from the others, for the time being. But you must follow me, obey me, be circumspect, make no disruption, quietly do whatever work is given you. I will watch over you."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "Friend, I cannot sanction this violence and destruction."
  • (John Alderton) "It's too late, May. There's no going back."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "Don't destroy the Vortex. Let us renew it. A better breed could prosper here. Given time --"
  • (John Alderton) "Time? Wasn't eternity enough?"
  • (Sean Connery) "This place is against life. It must die."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "I have my followers. Inseminate us all, and we'll teach you all we know, give you all we have. Perhaps you can break the Tabernacle. Or be broken."
  • (John Alderton) "An end to eternity."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "A higher form."
  • (Sean Connery) "Revenge."

Sean Connery as Zed

  • (Sean Connery) "May? I want your help."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "You want to destroy us -- the Tabernacle."
  • (Sean Connery) "I want the truth."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "You must give the truth, if you wish to receive it."
  • (Sean Connery) "I'm ready."
  • (Sara Kestelman) "It'll burn you."
  • (Sean Connery) "Then burn me."
  • (Sean Connery) "Tabernacle; what are you?"
  • (Unnamed) "Not permitted."
  • (Sean Connery) "Where are you?"
  • (Unnamed) "Not permitted."
  • (Sean Connery) "Do you know me?"
  • (Unnamed) "I have your voice-print, Zed; and your genetic code, but only memory fragments."
  • (Sean Connery) "Tell me about the crystal transmitter."
  • (Unnamed) "I cannot give information which may threaten my own security."
  • (Sean Connery) "Brain emissions refract low wavelength laser light, passing through the crystal in the brain. They're a code sent to you for interpretation and storage. Yes or no?"
  • (Unnamed) "Not permitted."
  • (Sean Connery) "A receiver must be like a transmitter. I think you're a crystal; in fact this one. This diamond. In here, there is infinite storage space for refracted light patterns. Yes or no?"
  • (Unnamed) "You have me in the palm of your hand."
  • (Sean Connery) "I love to see them running. I love the moments of their deaths; when I am one with Zardoz."
  • (Sean Connery) "Stay close to me; inside my aura."
  • (Sean Connery) "What is it you want?"
  • (John Alderton) "Sweet death. Oblivion."
  • (Sean Connery) "For yourself, or for the whole Vortex?"
  • (John Alderton) "For Everybody. An end to the human race. It has plagued this pretty planet for far too long."
  • (Sean Connery) "You stink of despair. Fight back. Fight for death, if that's what you want."
  • (John Alderton) "I thought at first you were the one to help. But it's hopeless. All my powers have gone."
  • (Sean Connery) "Where is it? The Tabernacle?"
  • (John Alderton) "The Tabernacle -- is -- I can't remember."
  • (Sean Connery) "Who made it? Someone must know how to break it."
  • (John Alderton) "Yes, but you can meet him for yourself. One of our founders, one of the geniuses who discovered immortality."
  • (John Alderton) "We want to die. Hm? What; what's the trick?"
  • (Old Scientist) "Death -- death -- Talk to May. May."

Charlotte Rampling as Consuella

  • (Charlotte Rampling) "The Brutal is now in fourth hour of unconscious sleep. It's astonishing that Homo Sapiens spends so much time in this vulnerable condition at the mercy of its enemies. Is there any data on the sleeping-patterns of primitive people?"
  • (Unnamed) "Is that a priority request?"
  • (Charlotte Rampling) "Yes. I am now going to test its waking response to dangerous stimuli."
  • (Charlotte Rampling) "Does it please you to sleep?"
  • (Sean Connery) "Yes."
  • (Charlotte Rampling) "Why?"
  • (Sean Connery) "I have dreams."
  • (Unnamed) "Sleep was necessary for Man when his waking and unconscious lives were separated. As Eternals achieved total consciousness, sleep became obsolete, and Second-Level meditation took its place. Sleep was closely connected with death."
  • (Charlotte Rampling) "Zed."
  • (Charlotte Rampling) "Penic erection was one of the many unsolved evolutionary mysteries surrounding sexuality. Every society had an elaborate subculture devoted to erotic stimulation. But nobody could quite determine how this --"
  • (Charlotte Rampling) "-- becomes this."
  • (Charlotte Rampling) "Of course, we all know the physical process involved, but not the link between stimulus and response. There seems to be a correlation with violence, with fear. Many hanged men died with an erection. You are all more or less aware of our intensive researches into this subject. Sexuality declined probably because we no longer needed to procreate. Eternals soon discovered that erection was impossible to achieve. And we are no longer victims of this violent, convulsive act which so debased women and betrayed men. This Brutal --"
  • (Charlotte Rampling) "-- like other primates living unselfconscious lives, is capable of spontaneous and reflexive erection. As part of May's studies of this creature, we're trying to find, once again, the link between erotic stimulation and erection. This experiment will measure autoerotic stimulation of the cortex, leading to erection."
  • (Charlotte Rampling) "In hunting you, I have become you. I've destroyed what I set out to defend."
  • (Sean Connery) ""He who fights too long against dragons, becomes a dragon himself." -- Nietzsche."

Bosco Hogan as George Saden

  • (Unnamed) "You are asked to vote at the termination of the trial of George Saden. Final statement from the accused begins."
  • (Bosco Hogan) "I confess to the charges, but plead mitigation. These thoughts are constructive criticisms. Pyramidical. I try to suppress these thoughts, but they leak out in Second Level through the head-wound of my third death. I was imperfectly repaired. No. That is not true. I think what I think."
  • (John Alderton) "That's more like it. I'm with you, George."
  • (Bosco Hogan) "I hate you all. I hate you all. I hate you all. Especially me."
  • (Unnamed) "Vote, please. Vote, please."
  • (John Alderton) "I'm voting for him, Monster. It won't do any good. Nothing ever does."
  • (John Alderton) "Absolute acquittal."

John Alderton as Friend

  • (John Alderton) "I will not go to second level with you."

Sally Anne Newton as Avalow

  • (Sally Anne Newton) "Death approaches. We are all mortal again. Now we can say 'yes' to death, but never again 'no'. Now, we must make our farewells: to each other, to the sun and moon, trees and sky, earth and rock, the landscape of our long waking-dream."
  • (Sally Anne Newton) "Zed; the Liberator; liberate me now, according to your promise."
  • (Charlotte Rampling) "Do it. Do it."
  • (Sean Connery) "All that I was, is gone."

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