Movie Quotes from Man for All Seasons, A: Quotes from the movie Man for All Seasons, A
–Thomas, I chose the right man for chancellor!
–I should in fairness add that my taste in music is reputedly deplorable.
–Your taste in music is excellent. It exactly coincides with my own!
Cromwell: This silence was not silence. It was most elequenet denial.
More: Not so. No so, Master Secretary. The maxim is “Qui tacet consentiret“: The maxim of the law is “Silence gives consent.“ If, therefore, yyou wish to construe what my silence betokened, you must construe that I consented, not that I denied.Cromwell: Is that in fact what the world construes from it? Do you pretend that is what you wish the world to construe from it?The world must consrue according to its wits; this court must construe according to the law.
I die the King’s good servant, but God’s first.
I trust I make myself obscure.
I’ll give your daughter the same one I’d give my own – a fair one, quickly.
Roper: So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law!
More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law
to get after the Devil?
Roper: I’d cut down every law in England to do that!
More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round
on you–where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This
country’s planted thick with laws from coast to coast–Man’s laws, not
God’s–and if you cut them down–and you’re just the man to do it–d’you
really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then?
Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake.
The Duke of Norfolk: Oh Confound all this, I’m not a scholar. I don’t know if the marriage is lawful or not, but damn it, Thomas, look at the names! Why can’t you do what I have done and come with us… for fellowship?
More: And when we die, and you are sent to Heaven for doing your conscious, and I am sent to Hell for doing mine will you come with me for fellowship?
Then God can arrest him.
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