Movie Quotes from Lord of War: Quotes from the movie Lord of War
–But in the Iran-Iraq war, you sold guns to both sides.
–Did you ever consider that I wanted both sides to lose?
–We’re with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
–Let me guess…This isn’t about the alcohol or tobacco?
All I’ve done is be born
At four & a half months old, a human foetus has a reptile’s tail, a remnant of our evolution. Maybe that’s what I couldn’t escape, you can fight a lot of enemies and survive, but if you fight your biology, you always lose
Back then, I didn’t sell to Osama bin Laden. Not because of moral reasons, but because he was always bouncing checks.
Bullets change governments far surer than votes.
By the late 90’s, my wealth had finally caught up to my lies about my wealth, even surpassed my lies
Everything goes for free!
He must be lying… he’s talking
How many car salesmen talk about their work, huh? How many cigarette salesmen? Both their products kill more people every year than mine. At least mine has a safety switch.
I don’t care if it’s legal. It’s wrong.
I seel guns to every army but the Salvation Army.
I sell to leftists and I sell to rightists. I even sell to pacifists, but they’re not the most regular customers.
It’s not called ‘gunrunning’ for nothing.
Monrovia itself, was like being on another planet… Planet Monrovia… from the temperature it was obviously a planet close to the sun. I rarely saw another white man and I never left town alone. Outside town was the edge of hell. I didn’t even wanna gaze into it
Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Atvomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47 or Kalashnikov. It’s the world’s most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple nine pound algemation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn’t break, jam, or overheat. It’ll shoot whether it’s covered in mud or filled with sand. It’s so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people’s greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.
That’s the problem with falling in love with a dream girl…. they have a tendency to become real
The ones who know don’t care anymore and the ones who care don’t know
There are three basic types of arms deals: White being legal, black being illegal, and my personal favorite color gray.
There are two types of tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want. The other is getting it.
There’s nothing more expensive for an arms dealer than peace.
They say ‘evil prevails when good men fail to act.’ What they ought to say is ‘evil prevails.’
Where there’s a will, there’s a weapon
You know who’s gunna inherit the earth? Arms dealers… because everyone else will be too busy killing each other. That’s the secret to survival, never go to war, especially with yourself
You think I just sell guns, don’t you? I don’t. I take sides.
Your AK-47, that is the real weapon of mass destruction.
[first line of the movie]__There are over 550 million fire-arms in world-wide circulation. That’s one fire-arm for every 12 people on the planet. The only question is…. how do we arm the other 11?
[song] For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield
[Tagline]_The first and most important rule of gun-running is: never get shot with your own merchandise
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