Karen Clarke Quotes in In the Loop (2009)


Karen Clarke Quotes:

  • Karen Clarke: Has a decision already been made in principle to advocate invasion?

    Linton Barwick: I would refer you to the recent comments of our colleague from the UK, mister Simon Foster, in that regard.

    Karen Clarke: Yes, I think that mister Foster would have something to say to that.

    Simon Foster: I'm certainly hearing both sides. In England we have a saying for a situation such as this, which is that it's difficult difficult lemon difficult.

  • Lt. Gen. George Miller: So you're not resigning?

    Karen Clarke: Are you still playing the hawk?

    Simon Foster: Well, in... in a way I'm playing a much cleverer game than that... I'm a fake hawk.

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: [pause] A what?

    Simon Foster: ...Fake hawk?

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: [pause] You're an idiot. Or are you a... fake idiot?

  • Lt. Gen. George Miller: My loyalty is to the kids. I am a soldier.

    Karen Clarke: You're not a soldier.

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: I've been a soldier my whole life! What do you mean I'm not a soldier? I'm a soldier! Look at the uniform - what, do you think I'm one of the fucking Village People?

    Karen Clarke: When did you shoot a guy last?

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: What, just because I haven't shot someone in fifteen years. I'm not a soldier? You know, the Army doesn't make you drag some bullet-ridden bloody corpse into the Pentagon every five years to renew your soldier's license!

  • Karen Clarke: Linton has set up a secret war committee. I just know it. I mean, Linton is an absolute lunatic, Liza. He is dangerous. The voices in his head are now sing barbershop together.

  • Lt. Gen. George Miller: I'm a voracious reader. I'm the Gore Vidal of the Pentagon.

    Karen Clarke: Gore's gay.

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: No, he's not!

    Karen Clarke: I beg to differ, but...

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: He's gay? 'Cause I've been saying that Gore Vidal line.

    Karen Clarke: He is gay.

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: [pause] Guess I'd better stop saying that then.

  • Lt. Gen. George Miller: You're beautiful.

    Karen Clarke: Oh, thank you. I'm sure you say that to all the girls.

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: Yes, I do... And some of the soldiers, too.

    Karen Clarke: That's why you shouldn't run for office, bimbo eruptions.

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: Come on, don't believe that shit. I'm not gonna run for office. I'm just trying to do something different.

    Karen Clarke: It's one of the reasons I like you. I know your passion about education and housing and...

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: Lingerie.

    Karen Clarke: There you go.

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: Bestiality.

    Karen Clarke: I'd forgotten about that. Are you still allergic to the dog?

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: Yes, yes, I wake up and my eyes are closed and my head is swollen and I look like a giant ball sac.

    Karen Clarke: Oh, my God. You know, they do have modern medication for that sort of thing. Beautiful ball sac, though.

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: Thank you very much.

  • Karen Clarke: Hey, listen, the war committee. What you have to do is you've got to look for the ten dullest-named committees happening out of the executive branch. Because Linton is not going to call it "The Big Horrible War Committee". He's gonna hide it behind a name like "Diverse Strategy", something so dull you're just gonna want to self-harm.

  • Karen Clarke: Yes, Assistant Secretary, on point six, it feels like there's already been an assumption that we're invading and don't you think that we should discuss the practical implications? I mean, this is, after all, the War Committee.

    Linton Barwick: This is the Future Planning Committee.

    Karen Clarke: Well, unofficially, it is called the War Committee.

    Linton Barwick: Well, Karen, unofficially, we can call anything whatever we want. I mean, unofficially, this is a shoe, but it's not, Karen, it is a glass of water. And this is the Future Planning Committee.

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: Well, unofficially, this appears to be bullshit.

  • Karen Clarke: What's going on there, Simon?

    Simon Foster: It's... It's departmental business. It's about a wall.

    Karen Clarke: Oh, Gaza?

    Simon Foster: Uh-huh.

    Karen Clarke: I'm wondering where you were in committee, Simon. I called for back-up and you sat there like a dumb sack of shit. Only maybe worse, because, actually, on a molecular level, shit is probably fizzling with energy.

    Simon Foster: I have to say, Karen, I do have a clear strategy on this, which is I'm playing the long game.

    Karen Clarke: They've bounced us into a short game, and you just sat there like a... What do you call it in England? A wanker.

  • Karen Clarke: I was going to eat lunch in here. Can you digest? Do you want some food?

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: Oh, yes, I can digest, yes.

    Karen Clarke: Chinese OK?

    Lt. Gen. George Miller: Why don't you order me some little mammals? A little bunny and a little puppy, and a little cat, so I can twist their fucking neck off and drink their blood.

  • Karen Clarke: I am gonna go into Linton's office and I'm gonna pull the little pin on that fucking grenade.

    Liza Weld: Don't do that.

    Karen Clarke: I'm fucking joking. I'm not gonna do that.

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