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The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener quotes

14 total quotes

Dr. Lorbeer
Sir Bernard Pellegrin
Tessa Quayle

View Quote Justin Quayle: [Tessa tells Justin to slow down, wanting to drive a woman, her baby, and her brother who are walking 40 kilometers back to his home] We can't involve ourselves in their lives, Tessa.
Tessa Quayle: Why?
Justin Quayle: Be reasonable. There are millions of people, they all need help. It's what the agencies are here for.
Tessa Quayle: Yeah, but these are three people that we can help.
View Quote Justin Quayle: Well, ah, I can't speak for Sir Bernard...
Tessa Quayle: Oh, I thought that was why you were here?
[lecture audience laughs]
Justin Quayle: Well, diplomats have to go where they're sent.
Tessa Quayle: So do labradors.
Justin Quayle: [Smiling] Ouch... Well, I think Mr. Bernard would argue that when peaceful means are exhausted...
Tessa Quayle: Exhausted? Mr.Quayle, they're not exactly exhausted, they're just lying in the way of the tanks!
View Quote Policeman: For a diplomat you're not a very good liar.
Justin Quayle: I haven't risen very high.
View Quote Sir Curtiss: You're what passes for James Bond around here. Get Her Majesty's secret service to pull a few things. It's what you spies do, isn't it?
Tim Donohue: Is it? Never really sure what it is we do.
View Quote Tessa Quayle: I thought you spies knew everything.
Tim Donohue: Only God knows everything. He works for Mossad.
View Quote Tim Donohue: [after a car chase through the desert] Who did you think I was?
Justin Quayle: **** you, Donohue! This is bandit country.
View Quote Tim Donohue: Leave this Justin. Go home.
Justin Quayle: I can't go home. Tessa was my home.
View Quote [on drug trials] Put $50,000 in the right hands and you can test battery acid as skin lotion.
View Quote Big pharmaceuticals are right up there with the arms dealers.
View Quote Do you no good to go poking around under rocks, Justin. Some very nasty things live under rocks, especially in foreign gardens. Arthur "Ham" Hammond
View Quote I only give the food to the women, Mr. Black. Women make the homes, men just make wars... and hooch. Adam was God's first draft – He got it right with Eve. Tell that to your readers, Mr. Black.
View Quote It's like it's a marriage of convenience and all it produces are dead offspring.
View Quote Sorry, I've just got one question: Whose map is Britain using when it completely ignores the United Nations and decides to invade Iraq? Or do you think it's more diplomatic to bend to the will of a superpower and politely take part in Vietnam the Sequel?
View Quote They're a drug company, Arnold. Come on, no drug company does something for nothing.