Movie Quotes from Lawrence of Arabia: Quotes from the movie Lawrence of Arabia

(Journalist Jackson Bentley): What is it, Major Lawerence that attracts you personally to the desert? (Lawerence): It’s Clean.

1) It’s my manner, sir.
2) Your manner?
1) Yes, it looks insubordinate, but it isn’t really.

1) My friends, we have been foolish. Auda will not come to Aqaba. Not for money, for Feisal, nor to drive away the Turks. He will come… because it is his pleasure.
2) Thy mother mated with a scorpion.

1)Good Army compass. How if I take it?
2)Then you would be a thief.
1)Do you have any fears, English?
2)My fears are my own concerns

1.) I can’t make out whether you’re bloody bad-mannered or just half-witted.
2.) I have the same problem, sir.

1.) I killed two people. One was yesterday. He was just a boy and I led him into quicksand. The other was… well… before Aqaba. I had to execute him with my pistol and there was something about it that I didn’t like.
2.) That’s to be expected.
1.) No, something else.
2.) Well, then let it be a lesson.
1.) No… something else.
2.) What then?
1.) I enjoyed it.

1.) Never saw a man killed with a sword before.
2.) [contemptuously] Why don’t you take a picture?
3.) Wish I had.

Faisal: [talking to T.E.]: what I owe you is beyond evaluation…

T.E. Lawrence: I cannot fiddle but I can make a great state of a small city.

A man who tells lies, like me, merely hides the truth. But a man who tells half-lies has forgotten where he put it.

England has a great passion for desolate places

He had some minor function on my staff in Cairo.

He was a poet, a scholar and a mighty warrior. He was also the most shameless exhibitionist since Barnum & Bailey.

He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew.

I carry twenty-three great wounds all got in battle. Seventy-five men have I killed with my own hands in battle. I scatter, I burn my enemies’ tents. I take away their flocks and herds. The Turks pay me a golden tresure, yet I am poor! Because *I* am a river to my people!

I pray that I may never see the desert again. Hear me, God.

I want a glass of lemonade.

I’m not hurt at all. Didn’t you know? They can only kill me with a golden bullet.

It is recognized that you have a funny sense of fun.

My name is for my friends. None of my friends is a murderer!

No, sir, I can’t claim to have known him. I once had the honor to shake his hand in Damascus.

Nothing is written

sill, barbarous, and cruel

So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people, greedy, barbarous, and cruel, as you are.

The desert is an ocean in which no oar is dipped.

The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.

There is the railway. And that is the desert. From here until we reach the other side, no water but what we carry with us. For the camels, no water at all. If the camels die, we die. And in twenty days they will start to die.

There may be honor among thieves, but there’s none in politicians.

Well, whoever you are, I overheard your last remark, and I take the greatest possible exception.

With Major Lawrence, mercy is a passion. With me, it is merely good manners. You may judge which motive is the most reliable.

Yes, it was my privelege to know him and to make him known to the world. He was a poet, a scholar, a mightly warrior. (Thank you) He was also the most shameless exhibitionist since Barnum and Bailey.

Young men make wars and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men: courage and hope for the future. Then old men make the peace, and the vices of peace are the vices of old men: mistrust and caution.

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  1. Wow!Thanks for all the quotes, whoever was the screenplay writer on Lawrence was a genius,in real life T.E. wasn’t half as quick!

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