Miles Monroe Quotes in Sleeper (1973)


Miles Monroe Quotes:

  • Miles Monroe: I'm what you would call a teleological, existential atheist. I believe that there's an intelligence to the universe, with the exception of certain parts of New Jersey.

  • Luna Schlosser: Oh, I see. You don't believe in science, and you also don't believe that political systems work, and you don't believe in God, huh?

    Miles Monroe: Right.

    Luna Schlosser: So then, what do you believe in?

    Miles Monroe: Sex and death - two things that come once in a lifetime... but at least after death, you're not nauseous.

  • Miles Monroe: When I asked my mother where babies came from, she thought I said "rabies." She said you get them from being bitten by a dog. The next week, a woman on my block gave birth to triplets... I thought she'd been bitten by a great dane.

  • Historian: [a 22nd century historian shows Miles a videotape of Howard Cosell] We weren't sure at first what to make of this, but we developed a theory: we feel that when people committed great crimes against the state, they were forced to watch this.

    Miles Monroe: Yes. That's exactly what it was.

  • Luna Schlosser: It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for 200 years.

    Miles Monroe: 204, if you count my marriage.

  • Miles Monroe: I haven't seen my analyst in 200 years. He was a strict Freudian. If I'd been going all this time, I'd probably almost be cured by now.

  • Miles Monroe: [Miles gets to look at some pictures to identify the people on them] This was Josef Stalin. He was a communist, I was not too crazy about him, had a bad moustache, lot of bad habits. This is Bela Lugosi. he was, he was the mayor of New York City for a while, you can see what it did to him there, you know. This is, uhm, this is, uh, Charles DeGaulle, he, he was a very famous French chef, had his own television show, showed you how to make souffles and omelets and everything.

  • Miles Monroe: Where am I anyhow, I mean, what happened to everybody, where are all my friends?

    Dr. Aragon: You must understand that everyone you knew in the past has been dead nearly two hundred years.

    Miles Monroe: But they all ate organic rice!

  • Miles Monroe: [Commenting about his new, robotic dog; Rags] Is he housebroken, or is he going to leave batteries all over the floor?

  • Luna Schlosser: Miles, do you know that "God" spelled backwards is "dog"?

    Miles Monroe: So?

    Luna Schlosser: It makes you think.

    Miles Monroe: Luna, help me push the car.

  • Miles Monroe: I'm not really the heroic type. I was beat up by Quakers.

  • Luna Schlosser: "Regis - register commies, not guns." What's that mean?

    Miles Monroe: What?

    Luna Schlosser: "Register commies, not guns."

    Miles Monroe: Oh, he was probably a member of the National Rifle Association. There was a group that helped criminals get guns so they could shoot citizens. It was a public service.

  • Luna Schlosser: I'm great physically. I got a Ph.D. in oral sex.

    Miles Monroe: Yeah, they make you take any Spanish with that?

  • Miles Monroe: My brain? It's my second favorite organ!

  • Miles Monroe: This stuff tastes awful. I could make a fortune selling it in my health food store.

  • Luna Schlosser: Sex is different now. There are no problems. Everyone is frigid now.

    Miles Monroe: So all the men are impotent.

    Luna Schlosser: Pretty much, except for those whose ancestors were Italian.

    Miles Monroe: I knew there was something in that pasta.

  • Miles Monroe: Look, you gotta be kidding. I wanna go back to sleep! If I don't get at least 600 years, I'm grouchy all day.

  • Miles Monroe: What kind of government you guys got here? This is worse than California!

  • Miles Monroe: Science is an intellectual dead end, you know? It's a lot of little guys in tweed suits cutting up frogs on foundation grants.

  • Miles Monroe: Perform sex? Uh, uh, I don't think I'm up to a performance, but I'll rehearse with you, if you like.

    Luna Schlosser: Okay. I just thought you might want to; they have a machine here.

    Miles Monroe: Machine? I'm not getting into that thing. I, I'm strictly a hand operator; you know, I, I... I don't like anything with moving parts that are not my own.

  • Luna Schlosser: You were screaming out different names in your sleep.

    Miles Monroe: I was having sexual nightmares.

  • Miles Monroe: I don't know what the hell I'm doing here. I'm 237 years old, I should be collecting social security.

  • Luna Schlosser: What's it feel like to be dead for 200 years?

    Miles Monroe: Like spending a weekend in Beverly Hills.

  • Miles Monroe: I'm always joking, you should know that about me; it's a defense mechanism.

  • Miles Monroe: [Far off, something howls] What's that? Are there strange futuristic creatures out here that I don't know about? Like something with the body of a crab and the head of a Social Worker?

  • Miles Monroe: [Miles holds a gun to a disembodied nose] Don't take another step or the president gets it between the eyes.

  • Miles Monroe: We're here to see the nose. I hear it was running.

  • Miles Monroe: You remind me of Lisa Sorenson

    Luna Schlosser: Who?

    Miles Monroe: An old girlfriend from the village. A Trotskyite, who became a Jesus freak, and was arrested for selling pornographic connect-the-dot books.

  • Miles Monroe: That's a big chicken.

  • Luna Schlosser: You have to give yourself up! They won't hurt you. They'll re-structure your brain.

    Miles Monroe: Hey, nobody touches my brain; they may drop it. Then I'll talk like Mr. Lepidus who got hit by lightning.

  • Luna: You're biting my nails.

    Miles Monroe: It's because you're tense.

  • Luna Schlosser: Would you like to perform sex with me?

    Miles Monroe: Perform sex? I don't think I'm up to performing, but I would rehearse with you if you'd like.

  • Luna: Miles, I wrote a song about the revolution.

    Miles Monroe: There's not going to be any revolution, unless we stop the Aries Project.

    Luna: Don't you worry about that; you just relax. Now, listen:

    [Plays guitar and sings]

    Luna: Rebels are we! Born to be free! Just like the fish in the sea!

  • Miles Monroe: You're living in a Police State! Your Government is Evil!

  • Miles Monroe: My God! I beat a man insensible with a strawberry!

  • Miles Monroe: I'm a clarinet player in 1973, I go into the hospital for a lousy operation, I wake up 200 years later and I'm Flash Gordon!

  • Miles Monroe: Never Clone Alone.

  • Miles Monroe: [jealous] Can he do this?


    Luna Schlosser: You're an idiot.

    Miles Monroe: We're doing it my way.

  • Miles Monroe: Are there female robots? Because the possibilities are limitless.

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