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)

The International Sand Club: misfits, buggers, fascists, and fools— God bless us every one. Ooops! mustn't say international — dirty word, filthy word.

Swoon, I'll catch you. [to Katharine]

A very… plum… plum.

Its probably none of my business— your wife… do you think it is appropriate to leave her?

My God… they're swimming. Swimming. [to himself in Cave of Swimmers]

So. I come across the hospital convoy, I'm looking for this stuff. This nurse, Mary, tells me about you and Hana, hiding in some monastery, in what you call it — retreat - how you'd come in from the desert and you were burned and you didn't remember your name, but you knew the words to every song that ever was and you had one possession - a copy of w:Herodotus and it was filled with letters and cuttings, and then I know it was you. . . I'd seen you writing in that book. At the embassy in Cairo, when I had thumbs, and you had a face. And a name. [to Almásy]

Ask him. Ask your saint who he is. Ask him who he's killed. [to Hana]

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

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

Am I a terrible coward to ask how much water we have? [to Almásy]

Officer: May I see your papers sir?
Almásy: I'm sorry, I'm not making sense— forgive me— I, I'm—I've been walking, and I've-there's a woman badly injured at the Gilf Kebir,—the Cave of Swimmers. I'm a member of the Royal Geographical Society.
Officer: Could you spell your name sir?
Almásy: I have been walking for three days, I do not want to spell my name!

A woman should never learn to sew, and if she can she shouldn't admit to it. [to Almásy]

Let me tell you about winds. [to Katharine]

Could I ask you, please, to paste you paintings into my book? I should like to have them. I *should be honored. [to Katharine]

Do you think you are the only one who feels anything? Is that what you think? [to Almásy]