Landon Quotes in Planet of the Apes (1968)


Landon Quotes:

  • Landon: [Reflecting on Stewart's death and Taylor's reaction to it] You don't seem too cut up about it...

    George Taylor: It's too late for a wake. She's been dead nearly a year.

  • Landon: I'm sorry she never got her miracle.

    Reverend Sullivan: She did. It was you.

  • Landon: Are you scared?

    Jamie: To death...

    [Landon looks upset]

    Jamie: Lighten up.

    Landon: It's not funny.

    Jamie: I'm scared of not being with you.

    Landon: Oh baby, that will never happen... I'll be here.

  • Landon: Hey. How are you feeling?

    Jamie: I'm ok, how are you?

    Landon: Pretty good.

    Jamie: I have something for you.

    Landon: You do?

    Jamie: Uh hmm... Don't worry it's not a bible. It was my mother's. It's got quotes from all her favorite books, and quotes by famous people. Her thoughts. Come on.

    Landon: Okay, let's check it out. Okay..."What is a friend? It's a single soul dwelling in two bodies." -Aristotle.

    Jamie: Uh uh, right here.

    Landon: Okay. "Find out who you are, and do it on purpose." That's Dolly Parton.

    Jamie: I always thought she was smart.

    Landon: "Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful."

  • Landon: Jamie... I love you.

    [long pause]

    Landon: Now would be the time to say something.

    Jamie: I told you not to fall in love with me.

  • [last lines]

    Landon: [voiceover] Jamie saved my life. She taught me everything. About life, hope and the long journey ahead. I'll always miss her. But our love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it.

  • Landon: Do you love me?

    [she nods]

    Landon: Will you do something for me, then?

    Jamie: [smiles] Anything.

    Landon: Will you marry me?

    [Jamie smiles and kisses him]

  • Jamie: You know what I figured out today?

    Landon: What?

    Jamie: Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I had for myself. Like this journey never ends. Like you were sent to me because I'm sick. To help me through all this. You're my angel.

  • Landon: I might kiss you.

    Jamie: I might be bad at it.

    Landon: That's not possible.

  • Jamie: You have to promise you won't fall in love with me.

    Landon: That's not a problem.

  • Jamie: I'm sick.

    Landon: I'll take you home. You'll be be...

    Jamie: No. Landon! I'm sick. I have Leukemia.

    Landon: No. You're 18. You - you're perfect.

    Jamie: No. I found out two years ago and I've stopped responding to treatments.

    Landon: So why didn't you tell me?

    Jamie: The doctor said I should go on and live life normally as best I could. I - I didn't want anybody to be weird around me.

    Landon: Including me?

    Jamie: Especially you!

    [Jamie looks down]

    Jamie: [Landon gets upset]

    Jamie: Ya know, I was getting along with everything fine. I accepted it, and then you happened! I do not need a reason to be angry with God.

    [Jamie runs away]

  • Jamie: You don't know the first thing about being someone's friend.

    Landon: I don't want to just be your friend.

    Jamie: You don't know what you want.

    Landon: Neither do you. Maybe you're just too scared that someone might actually want to be with you.

    Jamie: And why would that scare me?

    Landon: Because then you wouldn't be able to hide behind your books, or your frickin' telescope, or your faith. No, no, you know the real reason why you're scared? It's cause you wanna be with me too.

  • Landon: Our love is like the wind... I can't see it, but I sure can feel it.

  • Jamie: You're acting like a crazy person, what's going on?

    Landon: Right now, you're straddling the state line.

    Jamie: OK...

    Landon: You're in two places at once.

  • Landon: Jamie has faith in me. She makes me want to be different, better.

  • Landon: All I know is... you're beautiful.

  • Landon: Can you find this star, right here?

    Jamie: Sure. So why am I looking for this star?

    Landon: Because I had it named for you. See? It's official. It's from the International Star Registry.

    Jamie: This is wonderful... I love you.

  • Jamie: Are you trying to seduce me?

    Landon: Why? Are you seducible?

  • Jamie: How can you see places like this... and have moments like this and not believe?

    Landon: You're lucky to be so sure.

    Jamie: It's like the wind. I can't... see it, but I feel it.

  • Reverend Sullivan: "Do not be deceived. God is not mocked." Hmmm.

    [Landon walks into the Church as Reverend Sullivan is practicing his sermon]

    Reverend Sullivan: "Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap..." Can I help you?

    Landon: Uh, yes, sir. I'd like to ask your daughter to dinner on Saturday night.

    Reverend Sullivan: That's not possible.

    Landon: Well... with all due respect, sir, I ask you to reconsider.

    Reverend Sullivan: With all due respect, Mr. Carter, I made my decision. You can, uh, exit the way you entered.

    Landon: Listen, I'm sorry I haven't treated Jamie the way I should've. She deserves more than that. I'm just asking you for the same thing that you teach us every day in Church. And that's faith.

    Reverend Sullivan: [Exhales deeply]

  • Jamie: [crying, runs into Landon]

    Landon: [holds her] This is about me, okay? This is not you. Wait here.

    Jamie: [nods]

  • Jamie: Please don't pretend like you know me, ok?

    Landon: But I do, I do. We've had all the same classes in the same school since kindergarten. Why you're Jamie Sullivan. You sit at lunch table 7. Which isn't exactly the reject table, but is definitely in self exile territory. You have exactly one sweater. You like to look at your feet when you walk. Oh, oh, and yeah, for fun, you like to tutor on weekends and hang out with the cool kids from "Stars and Planets." Now how does that sound?

    Jamie: Thoroughly predictable, nothing I haven't heard before.

    Landon: You don't care what people think about you?

    Jamie: No.

  • Jamie: [after she and Landon keep switching the radio station] Forty-two.

    Landon: "Forty-two", what do you-what do you mean "forty-two"?

    Jamie: Forty-two is "Befriend somebody I don't like". It's a to-do list I have.

    Landon: What, like getting a new personality?

    Jamie: Spend a year in the Peace Corps, make a medical discovery...

    Landon: That's ambitious.

    Jamie: ...Be in two places at once, get a tattoo.

    Landon: What's number one?

    Jamie: I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

  • Jamie: So, would it kill you to try?

    Landon: Yup, and I'm too young to die.

  • Landon: Jamie, I'm trying here, OK? Maybe... maybe I miss spending time with you. Maybe you inspire me.

    Jamie: Sounds like bull.

    Landon: Which part?

    Jamie: All of it.

    Landon: Well it's not!

    Jamie: Prove it.

  • Landon: That is one scary

    [turns around and sees Jamie's father]

    Landon: Jesus!

    Reverend Sullivan: No, Jamie's father.

  • Landon: So, what's your number one?

    Jamie: To marry in the church my mother grew up. It's where my parents were married.

  • Jamie: Without suffering there would be no compassion.

    Landon: Yeah, well tell that to those who suffer.

  • Landon: Listen, Jamie, I was hoping we could run lines together?

    Jamie: Okay, but just not so anybody knows, right?

    Landon: Well I just figured we could surprise everyone with how good I get.

    Jamie: Like we could be secret friends.

    Landon: Exactly, exactly it's like you're reading my mind.

    Jamie: Great umm... maybe you could read mine.

    [she gives him a cold glare and turns away]

    Landon: Jamie, Jamie I can't just be your friend.

    Jamie: Landon, look, I thought I saw something in you, something good, but I was very wrong.

  • Landon: What'd you tell your father?

    Jamie: The truth. I just left you out of it.

  • Landon: What are you doing here?

    Jamie: I could ask you the same question.

    Landon: Do you normally walk alone in cemeteries at night?

    Jamie: Maybe.

  • Eric: It's all good cause were gonna get club Landon and Club Eric jumping up in here. Oh, what do we got here ?

    [Landon turns the CD player on]

    Eric: Whoa, okay, okay, so your not really feeling my hip-hop, but what the hell is this?

    Landon: Jamie lent it to me.

    Eric: Now she's got you listening to her people music?

    Landon: Okay... her people?

    Eric: Yeah. Her... uh, bible-hugging, crucifix-wearing, honk-if-you-love-Jesus-people.

    Landon: She's not like that.

  • Mr. Carter: Landon, don't walk away.

    Landon: You taught me how.

  • Jamie: Make yourself at home.

    Landon: Yeah!


    Landon: It's not likely.

  • Clay Gephardt: You know what? I actually thought I wanted to be your friend. And now I have no idea why. No idea.

    Landon: I made that jump once. Thought I was a bad ass. I remember actually saying that I meant to belly-flop.

    Clay Gephardt: Did it hurt?

    Landon: Like hell.

    Clay Gephardt: Good.

  • Eric: Talk to me man.

    Landon: About what?

    Eric: About you, about Jamie.

    Landon: What's there to talk about? She's the best person I've ever known.

  • Ms. Garber: Mr. Carter, are you trying to be bad at this?

    Landon: Nah, it just comes naturally.

  • Jamie: People can see.

    Landon: And that would ruin your reputation how?

  • Eric: Well, you know you got Belinda thinking that little lip action between you and Jamie was real.

    [landon looks nervous while he still works]

    Eric: Whats with you, man? It's like you don't even have time for your real friends anymore.

    Landon: I dont know man, I'm just tired of doing the same old shit everyday.

    Eric: This girl is changing you and you don't even know it.

    Landon: Hah. Did Belinda say that too?

    Eric: No, I did.

  • Jamie: OK, so you don't care about classes or graduating, but you like school because you're popular and you'll never be on top again.

    Landon: That's thoroughly predictable.

    Jamie: Your act only works on an audience.

  • Landon: Saturday. No school.

  • Ms. Garber: Oh Landon! You were marvelous!

    Landon: Thank you.

    [walks away]

  • Landon: [to Jamie] You, uh, feelin' Christian?

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