Brazil

Brazil quotes

48 total quotes (ID: 95)

Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle
Mr. Helpmann
Multiple Characters
Sam Lowry


Dr. Lewis Jaffe: Just me and my little knife! Snip snip - slice slice... can you believe it?


Lime: Computers are my forte!

Listen, this whole system of yours could be on fire and I couldn't even turn on the kitchen tap without filling out a twenty-seven B stroke six... bloody paperwork.

Harry Tuttle: Bloody paperwork. Huh!
Sam Lowry: I suppose one has to expect a certain amount.
Harry Tuttle: Why? I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone. Now they got the whole country sectioned off, you can't make a move without a form.

T.V. Interviewer: How do you account for the fact that the bombing campaign has been going on for thirteen years?
Mr. Helpmann: Beginners' luck.

Sam Lowry: It's not the machine. There's a mismatch on the personnel code numbers... Tuttle should have had £31.06, debited against his account, not Buttle!
Kurtzman: [horrified] Oh my God, a mistake!
Sam Lowry: Well at least it's not ours.
Kurtzman: [eagerly] Isn't it? Whose is it?
Sam Lowry: Information Retrieval.
Kurtzman: [smiling] Oh, good!

Well, that's a pipe of a different color.

Mrs. Terrain: There's been a little complication with my complication

Sorry, I'm a bit of a stickler for paperwork. Where would we be if we didn't follow the correct procedures?

Mr. Helpmann: He's got away from us, Jack.
Jack Lint: 'Fraid you're right, Mr. Helpmann. He's gone.

Jill Layton: Say, all wars have innocent victims.
Sam Lowry: Well, all wars do -
Jill Layton: Who is this war against, Sam?
Sam Lowry: Well, terrorists of course.
Jill Layton: How many terrorists have you met? Actual terrorists?
Sam Lowry: Actual... terrorists? Well ... it's only my first day.

Sam Lowry: Better still, send it to Buttle, after all it's his cheque.
Kurtzmann: I've tried that. Look at this/ [shows Sam a file] You see? The population census has got him down as dormanted. The Central Collective Storehouse computer has got him down as deleted...
Sam Lowry: Hang on. [goes to computer terminal and begins typing]
Kurtzman: ...Information Retrieval has got him down as inoperative. And there's another one - Security has got him down as excised. Administration's got him down as completed...
Sam Lowry: He's dead.
Kurtzman: L... [pause] Dead? Well, that's awful!
[Kurtzman sits down and looks at refund cheque]
Kurtzman: [desperately] We'll never get rid of the damn thing now! What are we going to do Sam?

I assure you, Mrs. Buttle, the Ministry is very scrupulous about following up and eradicating any error. If you have any complaints which you'd like to make, I'd be more than happy to send you the appropriate forms.

Mrs. Buttle: What have you done with his body?

Bad sportsmanship. A ruthless minority of people seem to have forgotten good old-fashioned virtues. They just can't stand seeing the other fellow win. If these people would just play the game...