Captain John Smith Quotes in The New World (2005)
Captain John Smith Quotes:
Pocahontas: Did you find your Indies, John? You shall.
Captain John Smith: [after a long reflective pause] I may have sailed past them.
Captain John Smith: Love... shall we deny it when it visits us... shall we not take what we are given.
Captain John Smith: There's something I know when I'm with you that I forget when I'm away.
Captain John Smith: All the children of the king were beautiful, but she, the youngest, was so exceedingly so that the sun himself - though he saw her often - was surprised whenever she came out into his presence. Her father had a dozen wives, a hundred children, but she was his favorite. She exceeded the rest not only in feature and proportion but in wit and spirit too. All loved her.
Captain John Smith: [voice over] Who are you whom I so faintly hear? Who urge me ever on? What voice is this that speaks within me... guides me towards the best? We shall make a new start. A fresh beginning. Here the blessings of the earth are bestowed upon all. None need grow poor. Here there is good ground for all, and no cost but one's labor. We shall build a true common wealth, hard work and self reliance our virtues. We shall have no landlords to reack us with high rents or extort the fruit of our labor.
Captain John Smith: [voice over] They are gentle, loving, faithful, lacking in all guile and trickery. The words denoting lying, deceit, greed, envy, slander, and forgiveness have never been heard. They have no jealousy, no sense of possesion. Real, what I thought a dream.
Captain John Smith: We don't take hostages. King James would not approve.
Captain Argall: You'd rather see us annihilated?
Captain John Smith: She's done enough for us. She risked a beating out of her own brains to save mine. Had she not fed us, you would have starved. She's been the instrument to preserve this colony from disaster. We shall not return her kindness by making her a captive! Come Argall, threaten me! Then I'd know I was gonna live for 1,000 years.
Captain Argall: She and her lot are on the berge of killing us all. I expect there will be scarce a handfull alive when the boats return if they ever do. You told us yourself that her father regards her as no one else. Or, do you have private reasons for this attitude of yours?
Captain John Smith: Return to your post. The penalty for disobeying an order of the president is hanging. You're breaking the laws. This is mutiny.
Captain Argall: Me breaking the laws?
Captain Argall: [shouting] I have information Smith here is planning to marry the wench and make himself King of Virginia.
Captain John Smith: How many lands behind me? How many seas?
Captain John Smith: [voiceover] There is only this - all else is unreal.
Captain John Smith: [voiceover] At the moment I was to die she threw herself upon me.
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