Dr. Herder Quotes in The Ruling Class (1972)
Dr. Herder Quotes:
Dr. Herder: He can't forget being rejected by his mother and father at the age of 11. They sent him away, alone, into a primitive community of licensed bullies and pederasts.
Sir Charles: You mean he went to public school.
Dr. Herder: Exactly.
Dr. Herder: Naturally, men aren't rats.
Lady Claire Gurney: Only a man would say so.
Dr. Herder: His lordship is a paranoid schizophrenic.
Sir Charles: Paranoid schizophrenic? But he's a Gurney!
Dr. Herder: Then he's a paranoid schizophrenic Gurney who believes he's God.
Sir Charles: But we've always been Church of England!
Dr. Herder: To love goodness is to love God. To love God is to love the 14th Earl of Gurney.
Sir Charles: What about Jack?
Dr. Herder: Remember he's suffering from delusions of grandeur. In reality he's an earl, an English aristocrat, a member of the ruling class. Naturally, he's come to believe there's only one person grander than that: the Lord God Almighty Himself.
Sir Charles: Are you English?
Dr. Herder: No.
Sir Charles: [slowly] Ah.
Lady Claire Gurney: My husband's an idiot.
Dr. Herder: That's not my concern.
Lady Claire Gurney: That's very clever, but ah is it true?
Dr. Herder: Don't come to me for the truth only explanation.
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