The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai quotes

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Katsumoto and Algren
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Nathan Algren

If Katsumoto attracts other samurai to his cause, we will have 10 years of rebellion. This is something I will not allow. Either I will stop him at the council today or you will lead my army against him. And with these new weapons, you will crush him.

Bring out the new gun!.. Quickly!.. Quickly!.. Fire!.. Idiots, keep on firing! Kill Katsumoto and kill the American!

Emperor Meiji: I dreamed of a unified Japan. Of a country strong and independent and modern... Now we have railroads and cannon and Western clothing. But we cannot forget who we are. Or where we come from.

Omura: Katsumoto is an extraordinary man, is he not?
Algren: He is a tribal leader. I've known many of them.
Omura: But none who is samurai. Their ways have greater appeal.

Colonel Bagley: Katsumoto has attacked the railroad next to his province.
Omura: We cannot govern the country in which we cannot travel freely. He must be stopped now. My railroad is priority for this country.

Katsumoto: With this sword I guarded the Emperor...
Omura: We are a nation of laws!
Katsumoto: We are a nation of whores selling ourselves.
Omura: If we are whores, the samurai made us this way!

Omura: Commence firing!.. You see, even the mighty samurai cannot stand up to the howitzers! Signal the attack.
Colonel Bagley: I advise sending in skirmishes first.
Omura: Nonsense! Full attack!

Colonel Bagley: The attack has been stopped.
Omura: Send in rest of the regiment.

Omura: What is this? Cannon, prepare to fire. This is madness. He is going to attack?
Colonel Bagley: Yes.
Omura: He is defeated, he must accept his shame. Kill him, all of them, now!

Nathan Algren: Sergeant Gant, did you hear my order?
Zebulon Gant: I did indeed, sir.
Nathan Algren: Good, then you will obey it. Now!
Zebulon Gant: No disrespect intended, sir, but shove it up your ass.

The Silent Samurai: Algren-san! [rushes in front of Algren to protect him from being shot and takes the bullet]
Nathan Algren: Bob!

Emperor Meiji: Ambassador Swanbeck, I have concluded that your treaty is NOT in the best interests of my people.
Ambassador Swanbeck: Sir, if I may...
Emperor Meiji: So sorry, but you may not.

Zebulon Gant [to Japanese recruits]: Alright, you little bastards! You will stand up straight or I will personally shit kick every Far Eastern buttock that appear before my eyes!
Nathan Algren: Well done, Sergeant!
Zebulon Gant: When you understand the language, sir, everything falls into place.

Nobutada: Please forgive, too many mind.
Nathan Algren: Too many mind?
Nobutada: Hai. Mind the sword, mind the people watch, mind the enemy, too many mind... [pause] No mind.