The English Patient

The English Patient quotes

81 total quotes (ID: 753)

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


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


Man in desert party: (verify) How do you explain… to someone who's never been here… feelings that seem quite wrong.
British officer: (verify) How do you know you're not German if you don't remember anything?

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.

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]

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

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

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

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

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

Let me tell you about winds. [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.

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

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

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!