Harry Pendel Quotes in The Tailor of Panama (2001)


Harry Pendel Quotes:

  • Harry Pendel: When they took Noriega out, I said to myself, Harry, they got Ali Baba, but they missed the forty thieves.

  • Harry Pendel: Welcome to Panama, Casablanca without heroes.

  • Harry Pendel: And do we dress right or left, sir? Most of my gentlemen favour left these days, don't think it's political.

    Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: Never know where the bloody thing is. Bobs about like a wind-sock.

  • Harry Pendel: Oh, yes. The lies. Very, very sorry about the lies. Louisa, I never did work in Saville Row, did I? Not as such. I learned the tailoring in prison. I burned down my Uncle Benny's warehouse to help him out. And then when I done my time, Uncle Benny, he gives me my portion, sends me out here so I can't get into trouble. I pretended he was Arthur Braifwaite. You see, lying's what we do in prison, luv. It's instead of love, really. You tell a thing the way it ought to be because that's so much better than how it is. Well, it's that bad. If you follow me.

    Louisa Pendel: Why didn't you just tell me from the start?

    Harry Pendel: [sobbing] Because I fell in love with you, my princess, and I knew that I wasn't good enough for you. Not as I stood.

    Louisa Pendel: Harry, you are such a fool.

    Sarah Pendel: [Coming downstairs] Dad, you promised to tell me a story. Where were you?

    Harry Pendel: Oh, Sarah, I'm so sorry.

    Sarah Pendel: No need to cry about it, Dad.

    Mark Pendel: [Coming downstairs] Hi, Dad.

    Sarah Pendel: Hi, Mum.

    Harry Pendel: What do you want me to do?

    Louisa Pendel: What do I want you to do? What you always do.

    [pregnant pause]

    Louisa Pendel: Make breafast.

    Mark Pendel: Can we have pancakes?

  • Harry Pendel: The way I see it, we all have a dream of ourselves, that we could be more than we are. Well, Pendel and Braithwaite are here to help you realize that dream, in the Savile Row tradition.

  • Harry Pendel: At the table, bunch of gentlemen from the loyal opposition. They come much cheaper, naturally.

  • Michelangelo 'Mickie' Abraxas: Never on our knees.

    Harry Pendel: Right.

    Michelangelo 'Mickie' Abraxas: Or on our asses.

  • Harry Pendel: Do you know what the poor call those? The Cocaine Towers. And our 85 banks? The laundrettes.

  • Harry Pendel: I never lied to you, Marta, you know that. I didn't tell you everything, but what I told you was true. There's only so many people you can do that to. Tell the truth. Other people are different. They need to be...

    Marta: ...tailored.

    Harry Pendel: ...helped.

  • Harry Pendel: And I didn't finish his suit, it would've given him back his dignity, he wouldn't have shot himself in it.

  • Louisa Pendel: Why?

    Harry Pendel: I don't know. I thought it was a game.

  • Louisa Pendel: Do you love her?

    Harry Pendel: Yes, I love her. But I have never *made* love to her.

  • Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: Without the Yanks to hold our hands, London will pull the entire project.

    Harry Pendel: Why?

    Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: Because in matters of intelligence, dear Harry, as in most matters merry England sucks on the American hind tit. It's called "The Special Relationship".

  • Harry Pendel: So we have to stop all this, you hear? Mickie knew nothing about it. You know and I know, I made it all up.

    Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: Oh, it's too late for that, old boy. Out of our hands. A case of life imitating art.

  • Harry Pendel: You press me too hard, Andy.

    Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: Sweetheart, you haven't even felt me yet.

  • Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: You've excelled yourself. This is a better yarn than Arthur Braithwaite.

    Harry Pendel: Are you implying that I'm...

    Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: Doesn't matter what I think. It plays.

  • Harry Pendel: [taking his measurements] A very creditable 34 plus, sir.

    Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: Plus what?

    Harry Pendel: Plus lunch, put it that way, sir.

  • Louisa Pendel: Tell me about this Andy Osnard.

    Harry Pendel: He's become a sort of a pal. As such.

    Louisa Pendel: I used to be your pal. As such.

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