Dr. Jonathan Hemlock Quotes in The Eiger Sanction (1975)


Dr. Jonathan Hemlock Quotes:

  • Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: You still here?

    Pope: Now really, you don't expect me to just walk out that door, do you, sweetheart?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Door or window, it's your choice.

  • Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Are you busy this evening?

    Art Student: No.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: You live alone?

    Art Student: My roommate's gone for the week.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Good. Then... go on home, break out the books and study your little ass off. That's the best way to maintain a "B" average. Don't study it all off.

  • [Hemlock throws Pope out of his office]

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Don't for get your trench coat. How's anybody gonna recognize you without your disguise?

  • Miss Cerberus: I was expecting you before this. Mr. Dragon does not like to be kept waiting.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Oh, the impatient albino.

    Miss Cerberus: I don't think Mr. Dragon's affliction is a joking matter.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: I thought it was rather humorous, myself. A spy network being run by a bloodless freak who can't stand light or cold.

    Miss Cerberus: Or germs. Are you healthy?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Should I turn my head and cough?

    Miss Cerberus: No known infections?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Nothing other than the usual, syphilis, running sores, and the clap.

  • Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: It's dangerous, child, to come to conclusions when you don't have any facts. Now let me lay some on you. Sure Dragon knows what he's doing, just like he knew what he was doing when he worked for the Nazis during World War II.

    Jemima Brown: What?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Oh, you didn't know that, did you? Yes your "wrap him up in red, white, and blue" Mr. Dragon's a goddamn Hessian, that's what he is. And he'd sell out the other side as fast as he'd sell out our side. And he'd sell out his mother, too, if the bloodless freak had one.

  • Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: You think it's so awful the other side has a germ formula? It's against the Geneva Convention, isn't it, and they stole it from us. Well what the hell are we doing with it in the first place? We're not supposed to have one either.

    Jemima Brown: And you don't see any difference between their side and our side?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Yeah, I see a difference. But as long as we have Dragon and Pope working for us, how bad can the other side be?

  • Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: You betrayed the both of us in Asia, and we lived, no thanks to you. Now you people have killed Henri in Zurich.

    Miles Mellough: I didn't actually kill him, you know.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Well I probably won't *actually* kill you.

    Miles Mellough: That's very little comfort.

  • Jemima Brown: Is this hotel always so crowded?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Only when there's a climb. Then the Eiger birds start flocking in.

    Jemima Brown: Eiger birds?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Yeah, jet setters, assorted zombies, come here to watch a climb. If they're lucky, they get to see a man die on the mountain.

    Jemima Brown: That's grim.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: So's the Eiger.

  • Ben Bowman: What got into Jean-Paul?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: I don't know. A little jumpy, I guess.

    Ben Bowman: You been jumping his wife?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: No, why?

    Ben Bowman: You sure?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Well, I think it's something I'd know.

  • Pope: Search Division has drawn a blank on the target. All we know is he's here somewhere.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Miles Mellough knew who it was.

    Pope: He did? Did he tell you?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: He offered to, but the price was too high.

    Pope: Well, what'd he want, then?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: To live.

  • Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: Pope, I really don't mind you being an asshole, you really can't help that, but I do mind you lying to me like I was a fool. Now you came here with one thought in mind, and that was to attach yourself to me so the target would know who I am and what I am. Now, who's gonna perform this sanction if he gets me? You?

    Pope: You don't think I can handle it?

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: In a locked closet with a grenade.

  • [Hemlock saves Meier from falling off the mountain]

    Anderl Meier: You're very good. I have really enjoyed climbing with you.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: We'll make it.

    Anderl Meier: I don't think so. But we shall continue with style.

  • Art Student: I've never felt this close to art before.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: How nice.

    Art Student: But I have a problem.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: How terrible.

    Art Student: If I don't keep my "B" average, I'll lose my scholarship and I don't think I'll do well on your final exam. I've gained a while new feeling about art but sometimes you can't put your true feelings down on paper.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: How true.

  • Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: [to his class] Some of you will continue in your education. Some of you will continue with your interest in art. Some of you will have interests other than that. If we've learned nothing else this year, I hope you've learned the stupidity of the statement that art belongs to the world. 'Cause art belongs to the cultivated who can appreciate it. The majority of the great unwashed does not fit into this category... and neither, I'm sorry to say, do most of you.

  • Karl Freytag: I consider it self-defeating to plan in terms of retreat.

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: I consider it stupid not to.

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