"Lawrence of Arabia" quotes

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The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

Director: David Lean
Writer: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Production: N/A
Year: 1962
MetaScore: 100/100
ImdbRating: 8.3
BoxOffice: $45,306,425
Released: 11 Dec 1962
Awards: Won 7 Oscars. 31 wins & 15 nominations total

120 Clips

A man can do whatever he wants You said - Lawrence of Arabia 00:11
A man can do whatever he wants You said
Nothing is written - Lawrence of Arabia 00:03
Nothing is written
You are using up your nine lives very quickly - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
You are using up your nine lives very quickly
Illusions can be very powerful - Lawrence of Arabia 00:04
Illusions can be very powerful
They think he's a kind of prophet They do or he does - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
They think he's a kind of prophet They do or he does
You gave life and you took it - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
You gave life and you took it
It is the servant who takes money - Lawrence of Arabia 00:05
It is the servant who takes money
Rest rest Can you not learn - Lawrence of Arabia 00:07
Rest rest Can you not learn
What about you - Lawrence of Arabia 00:15
What about you
There is only the desert for you - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
There is only the desert for you
Not many people have a destiny Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia 00:14
Not many people have a destiny Lawrence
But you got what you wanted so you're going home is that it - Lawrence of Arabia 00:37
But you got what you wanted so you're going home is that it
The desert has dried up more blood than you can think of - Lawrence of Arabia 00:05
The desert has dried up more blood than you can think of
Cross my heart and hope to die - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
Cross my heart and hope to die
Make God your agent - Lawrence of Arabia 00:05
Make God your agent
I've been waiting for you - Lawrence of Arabia 00:23
I've been waiting for you
They're a nation of sheep stealers - Lawrence of Arabia 00:35
They're a nation of sheep stealers
By the way - Lawrence of Arabia 00:36
By the way
Who do you take your orders from - Lawrence of Arabia 00:04
Who do you take your orders from
I have drunk from it - Lawrence of Arabia 00:35
I have drunk from it
Then Lawrence is a sword with two edges - Lawrence of Arabia 00:23
Then Lawrence is a sword with two edges
Thy mother mated with a scorpion - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
Thy mother mated with a scorpion
Going home - Lawrence of Arabia 00:09
Going home
Being an Arab will be thornier than you suppose - Lawrence of Arabia 00:05
Being an Arab will be thornier than you suppose
That is old - Lawrence of Arabia 00:27
That is old
I'm promoting you Major - Lawrence of Arabia 00:08
I'm promoting you Major
Do you think I'm just anybody - Lawrence of Arabia 00:07
Do you think I'm just anybody
Barbarous and cruel - Lawrence of Arabia 00:36
Barbarous and cruel
He is your friend Take your hand away - Lawrence of Arabia 00:37
He is your friend Take your hand away
Can we not rest - Lawrence of Arabia 00:28
Can we not rest
Can you pass for an Arab in an Arab town - Lawrence of Arabia 00:11
Can you pass for an Arab in an Arab town
I fight like Clausewitz - Lawrence of Arabia 00:07
I fight like Clausewitz
You don't have the slightest idea what I'm talking about - Lawrence of Arabia 00:28
You don't have the slightest idea what I'm talking about
But they've no boots - Lawrence of Arabia 00:26
But they've no boots
God help the men that lie under that - Lawrence of Arabia 00:09
God help the men that lie under that
You are an Englishman - Lawrence of Arabia 00:09
You are an Englishman
Do you think it was worth it - Lawrence of Arabia 00:16
Do you think it was worth it
It is their payment - Lawrence of Arabia 00:12
It is their payment
What I owe you is beyond evaluation - Lawrence of Arabia 00:07
What I owe you is beyond evaluation
A clever man - Lawrence of Arabia 00:19
A clever man
If any of your Bedouin arrived in Cairo and said - Lawrence of Arabia 00:25
If any of your Bedouin arrived in Cairo and said
The situation's bloody awful - Lawrence of Arabia 00:10
The situation's bloody awful
We can cross Arabia while Johnny Turk is still turning round - Lawrence of Arabia 00:27
We can cross Arabia while Johnny Turk is still turning round
The best of them won't come for money - Lawrence of Arabia 00:08
The best of them won't come for money
I'm an ordinary man - Lawrence of Arabia 00:08
I'm an ordinary man
Does it surprise you Mr Bentley - Lawrence of Arabia 00:14
Does it surprise you Mr Bentley
I cannot fiddle but I can make a great state from a little city - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
I cannot fiddle but I can make a great state from a little...
Oh you rotten man - Lawrence of Arabia 00:14
Oh you rotten man
To be great again - Lawrence of Arabia 00:16
To be great again
I told you - Lawrence of Arabia 00:37
I told you
He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew - Lawrence of Arabia 00:11
He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew
Is he in trouble - Lawrence of Arabia 00:15
Is he in trouble
But I fear to do it - Lawrence of Arabia 00:24
But I fear to do it
Which is why my father made this war upon the Turks - Lawrence of Arabia 00:26
Which is why my father made this war upon the Turks
Nine centuries ago - Lawrence of Arabia 00:18
Nine centuries ago
That's all right - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
That's all right
What are you looking for - Lawrence of Arabia 00:09
What are you looking for
My friend Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia 00:33
My friend Lawrence
It's a storm in a tea cup - Lawrence of Arabia 00:35
It's a storm in a tea cup
I pray that I may never see the desert again - Lawrence of Arabia 00:09
I pray that I may never see the desert again
There is the railway - Lawrence of Arabia 00:34
There is the railway
The English have a great hunger for desolate places - Lawrence of Arabia 00:35
The English have a great hunger for desolate places
Here you may drink - Lawrence of Arabia 00:25
Here you may drink
Undisciplined - Lawrence of Arabia 00:33
Undisciplined
You're the most extraordinary man I've ever met - Lawrence of Arabia 00:27
You're the most extraordinary man I've ever met
You acted without orders - Lawrence of Arabia 00:12
You acted without orders
I've got orders to obey - Lawrence of Arabia 00:11
I've got orders to obey
Sherif Ali - Lawrence of Arabia 00:34
Sherif Ali
I've told you - Lawrence of Arabia 00:34
I've told you
Where are they now - Lawrence of Arabia 00:36
Where are they now
What ails the Englishman - Lawrence of Arabia 00:12
What ails the Englishman
Of course When Aurens has got what he wants he will go home - Lawrence of Arabia 00:24
Of course When Aurens has got what he wants he will go home
No prisoners - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
No prisoners
It's very simple sir I'm looking for a hero - Lawrence of Arabia 00:36
It's very simple sir I'm looking for a hero
I'll tell you - Lawrence of Arabia 00:13
I'll tell you
For the English - Lawrence of Arabia 00:25
For the English
I think your book is right - Lawrence of Arabia 00:26
I think your book is right
It looks insubordinate - Lawrence of Arabia 00:07
It looks insubordinate
I thought I was a hard man - Lawrence of Arabia 00:11
I thought I was a hard man
Never saw a man killed with a sword before - Lawrence of Arabia 00:11
Never saw a man killed with a sword before
Michael George Hartley - Lawrence of Arabia 00:26
Michael George Hartley
What do you think - Lawrence of Arabia 00:17
What do you think
We can't just do nothing - Lawrence of Arabia 00:09
We can't just do nothing
Is that a desert country - Lawrence of Arabia 00:17
Is that a desert country
I do not understand this - Lawrence of Arabia 00:21
I do not understand this
What is your name - Lawrence of Arabia 00:16
What is your name
I can't make out whether you're bloody bad mannered or just half witted - Lawrence of Arabia 00:09
I can't make out whether you're bloody bad mannered or just...
So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe - Lawrence of Arabia 00:14
So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe
You will cross Sinai - Lawrence of Arabia 00:20
You will cross Sinai
A scholar and a mighty warrior - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
A scholar and a mighty warrior
With Major Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia 00:13
With Major Lawrence
Are you badly hurt - Lawrence of Arabia 00:11
Are you badly hurt
Only two kinds of creature get fun in the desert - Lawrence of Arabia 00:24
Only two kinds of creature get fun in the desert
I am Auda abu Tayi - Lawrence of Arabia 00:35
I am Auda abu Tayi
Have you no fear - Lawrence of Arabia 00:07
Have you no fear
You answered without saying anything - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
You answered without saying anything
You are a clown - Lawrence of Arabia 00:11
You are a clown
Gasim's time has come - Lawrence of Arabia 00:35
Gasim's time has come
It is Auda of the Howitat who speaks - Lawrence of Arabia 00:34
It is Auda of the Howitat who speaks
There's nothing further here for a warrior - Lawrence of Arabia 00:31
There's nothing further here for a warrior
My friends - Lawrence of Arabia 00:23
My friends
I killed two people - Lawrence of Arabia 00:33
I killed two people
What is it - Lawrence of Arabia 00:10
What is it
There may be honor among thieves - Lawrence of Arabia 00:06
There may be honor among thieves
No Arab loves the desert - Lawrence of Arabia 00:13
No Arab loves the desert
For some men nothing is written unless THEY write it - Lawrence of Arabia 00:07
For some men nothing is written unless THEY write it
A man who tells lies - Lawrence of Arabia 00:15
A man who tells lies
It damn well 'urts - Lawrence of Arabia 00:11
It damn well 'urts
It's my manner - Lawrence of Arabia 00:23
It's my manner
I'm looking for a hero - Lawrence of Arabia 01:30
I'm looking for a hero
You rotten man - Lawrence of Arabia 00:24
You rotten man
You love him - Lawrence of Arabia 00:31
You love him
He will go home - Lawrence of Arabia 00:50
He will go home
He was a poet - Lawrence of Arabia 00:43
He was a poet
William Potter - Lawrence of Arabia 00:28
William Potter
Undisciplined - Lawrence of Arabia 00:36
Undisciplined
Thine mother mated with a scorpion - Lawrence of Arabia 00:14
Thine mother mated with a scorpion
He is dead - Lawrence of Arabia 02:04
He is dead
Lieutenant - Lawrence of Arabia 00:44
Lieutenant
Lawrence will campaign this winter - Lawrence of Arabia 01:34
Lawrence will campaign this winter

Cast

T.E. Lawrence - Peter O'Toole
Prince Faisal - Alec Guinness
Auda Abu Tayi - Anthony Quinn
General Allenby - Jack Hawkins
Sherif Ali - Omar Sharif
Turkish Bey - José Ferrer
Colonel Brighton - Anthony Quayle
Mr. Dryden - Claude Rains
Jackson Bentley - Arthur Kennedy
General Murray - Donald Wolfit
Gasim - I.S. Johar
Majid - Gamil Ratib
Farraj - Michel Ray
Medical Officer (as Howard Marion Crawford) - Howard Marion-Crawford
Club Secretary - Jack Gwillim
R.A.M.C. Colonel - Hugh Miller
MP in Map Room - John Barry
Captain at Officer's Club - Bruce Beeby
Sergeant at Cairo Headquarters - Fred Bennett
Arab Sheik - John Bennett
Motor Bike Rider - Steve Birtles
Officer with Pipe Gazing at Lawrence - Robert Bolt
Sheik in Arab Council - Peter Burton
Turkish Pilot - Tim Clutterbuck
Nurse - Barbara Cole
Turkish Pilot - John Crewdson
Mourner - Victor Croxford
Cavalry General at Field Briefing - Basil Dignam
Driver in Cairo - Peter Dukelow
Allenby's Aide - Kenneth Fortescue
William Potter - Harry Fowler
General Allenby (voice) - Charles Gray
Arab Sheikh at Council - James Hayter
Reporter at Lawrence's Funeral - Jack Hedley
Turkish Soldier - Rafael Hernández
Driver - Bert Holliday
Vicar at St. Paul's - Noel Howlett
Khitan of Aleppo - Cher Kaoiu
Staff Major - Murray's Aide - Patrick Kavanagh
Motorcyclist by Suez Canal - David Lean
Mourner - Ned Lynch
Michael George Hartley - Ian MacNaughton
Artillery General at Field Briefing - Clive Morton
Officer in Officer's Club - Daniel Moynihan
Reciter - Henry Oscar
Bedouin - George Plimpton
Driver - Bryan Pringle
Auda's Son - Kamal Rashid
Mourner at St. Paul's - Ernie Rice
Majid (voice) - Robert Rietty
Infantry General at Field Briefing - John Robinson
Corporal Jenkins - Norman Rossington
Elder Harith - John Ruddock
Turkish Sergeant - Fernando Sancho
Regimental Sergeant Major - Stuart Saunders
Bartender in Officer's Club - Cyril Shaps
Mourner at St.Pauls - Jack Sharp
Mourner at St.Pauls - George Spence
Truck Driver - Roy Stevens
British Officer - Barry Warren