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)

K is for Katherine. [to Hana]

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

Muller: [interrogating Caravaggio] Look here, for every name you give me, I'll let you keep a finger. You give me something, and you'll keep something.
Caravaggio: Don't cut me.
Muller: Are thumbs fingers? [to Lieutenant]
Muller: Ist ein Daumen ein Finger?
Interrogation Room Soldier: [phone rings] Telefon.
Muller: I'm sick of this room. I'm sick of this heat! And I'm sick of this damn telephone!
[hangs it up]

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

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

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

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!

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]

Why? I hate that idea. (?) It's ghastly. It's a witchhunt. Anyone remotely foreign is suddenly a spy.

A very… plum… plum.

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

We planned badly. [to Katharine]

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]