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Out of the fire appears the holy grail

Parry:
It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. Now while he is spending the night alone he's visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the holy grail, symbol of God's divine grace. And a voice said to the boy, "You shall be keeper of the grail so that it may heal the hearts of men." But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement he felt for a brief moment not like a boy, but invincible, like God, so he reached into the fire to take the grail, and the grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded. Now as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper. Until one day, life for him lost its reason. He had no faith in any man, not even himself. He couldn't love or feel loved. He was sick with experience. He began to die. One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn't see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, "What ails you friend?" The king replied, "I'm thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat". So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, "How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?" And the fool replied, "I don't know. I only knew that you were thirsty."

Transcript:
in the forest to prove his courage
so he can become king.
While he's spending
the night alone,
he's visited by a sacred vision.
Out of the fire
appears the Holy Grail,
symbol of God's divine grace.
A voice said to the boy,
"You shall be keeper of the Grail
so that it may heal
the hearts of men."
But the boy was blinded by
greater visions of a life
filled with power
and glory and beauty.
And in this state
of radical amazement,
he felt for a brief moment,
not like a boy,
but invincible.
Like God.
So he reached in the fire
to take the Grail,
and the Grail vanished,
leaving him with his hand
in the fire to be terribly wounded.
Now, as this boy grew older,
his wound grew deeper.
Until one day,
life for him lost its reason.
He had no faith in any men,
not even himself.
He couldn't love
or feel loved.
He was sick with experience.
He began to die.
One day, a fool wandered
into the castle
and found the king alone.
And being a fool, he was simple-minded.
He didn't see a king.
He only saw a man alone
and in pain.
And he asked the king,
"What ails you, friend?"
And the king replied,
"I'm thirsty. I need
some water to cool my throat."
So the fool took a cup from beside
his bed, filled it with water
and handed it to the king.
And as the king began to drink,
he realized his wound
was healed.
He looked and there
was the Holy Grail,
that which he sought
all of his life.
He turned to the fool and said,
"How could you find that which
my brightest and bravest could not?"
The fool replied,
"I don't know.
I only knew that you were thirsty."
It's very beautiful, isn't it?
I think I heard that at a lecture once.
I don't know.
Some professor...
Heh, heh. At Hunt...
You all right?
Hunt...
Parry.
Hey, Parry.
Jack. Hey.
How come you never ask
that girl for a date?
I can't ask, I have to earn her.
Come on, this is the 20th century.
You don't have to earn a woman.
Maybe after we get the Grail.
But she could help you
get the Grail.
You know, I mean,
women are great.
They make homes,
and they kill the livestock
so the knights can go out
and get Grails.
Slaughter villages
with a clear head.
Where would King Arthur be
without Guinevere?
Happily married, probably.
Well, that's a bad example.
But trust me on this.
A woman who loves you keeps you
going, gives you strength.
Makes you feel like
you can do anything.
Is that what your girlfriend
does for you?
Sure, yeah.
Hm?
Get out of the fucking way!
Yes. Two Hearts Publishing?
May I speak to Lydia, please?
Lydia? Who is Lydia?
I don't know her last name.
You are calling Lydia
from my apartment?

Clip duration: 313 seconds
Views: 13
Movie: The Fisher King
Year: 1991
Genres: comedy, drama, fantasy
Summary: A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.


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