The English Patient

The English Patient quotes

81 total quotes (ID: 753)

Count Laszlo de Almásy
David Caravaggio
Geoffrey Clifton
Katharine Clifton
Kirpal Singh (Kip)

Hana was just telling me that you were indifferent. . . to her cooking. [to Kip]

I can still taste you. I try to write with your taste in my mouth. [to Katharine]

I can't do this anymore. [to Almásy]

I have come to love that little tap of the fingernail against the syringe. Tap… Tap… Tap. [to Caravaggio]

I have to teach myself not to read too much into everything. It comes from too long having to read so much into hardly anything at all.

I long for the rain on my face. [to Hana]

I must be a curse. Anybody who loves me, anybody who gets close to me. . . —or I must be cursed. Which is it?

I once traveled with a guide who was taking me to Faya. He didn't speak for nine hours. At the end of it he pointed to the horizon and said, Faya! That was a good day. [to Katharine]

I think I was a pilot.

I thought this is what Almasy said? (?) There's a war. Where you come from becomes important.

I'm going to suprise her. It's our anniversary. She's forgotten, of course. [to Madox]

I'm not agreeing. Don't think I'm agreeing, because I'm not. [to Katharine]

I'm not one of the walking wounded. It's only one night. Besides, if I remain it's the most effective method of persuading my husband to abandon whatever he's doing and come and rescue us.

I've been thinking—how does someone like you decide to come to the desert? [to Almásy]

In a few minutes there'll be no stars— the air is filling with sand. [to Katharine]