Lord Jim Quotes in Lord Jim (1965)
Lord Jim Quotes:
Lord Jim: I've been a so-called coward and a so-called hero and there's not the thickness of a sheet of paper between them. Maybe cowards and heroes are just ordinary men who, for a split second, do something out of the ordinary. That's all.
Stein: It might interest you to know that some men can never become heroes, and some heroes can never become men.
Lord Jim: Some are lucky enough to become both.
Stein: Who says they are lucky?
Stein: You must face the truth.
Lord Jim: Truth? What is the truth? I've been a so-called coward and a so-called hero, and there's not the thickness of a piece off paper between them. Maybe cowards and heroes are just ordinary men, who for just a split second do something that is out of the ordinary. That's all.
The General: I like men of business. We have a common language: Money. You bring the ammunitions...
[He shrugs amiably]
The General: I buy.
Lord Jim: They're gone. Blown up. Exploded.
The General: [Knocks the wooden bowl from Jim's hand] One explosion.
[He strokes the shaven sides of his head in frustration and puts his hands on his hips impatiently]
The General: You bring nine separate barrels of powder. So there should be many separate explosions. Correct?
Lord Jim: [Weakly] Correct.
Lord Jim: Women. Not a job for...
The Girl: If we can plow a field, we can pull a cannon.
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