Roland Tembo Quotes in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)


Roland Tembo Quotes:

  • Roland Tembo: Rex just fed, so he won't be hunting for a while.

    Dr. Ian Malcolm: Just fed? I assume you're talking about Eddie? You might show a little more respect, the man saved our lives by giving his.

    Roland Tembo: Then his troubles are over. My point is, predators don't hunt when they're not hungry.

    Nick Van Owen: No, only humans do.

    Roland Tembo: Oh, you're breaking our hearts! Saddle up, let's get this moveable feast under way!

  • Roland Tembo: Peter, if you want me to run your little camping trip, there are two conditions: first, I'm in charge, and when I'm not around, Dieter is. All you have to do is sign the checks, tell us we're doing a good job, and open your case of scotch when we have a good day. Second condition: my fee? You can keep it. All I want in return for my services is the right to hunt one of the tyrannosaurs. A male, a buck only. How and when is my business. Now if you don't like either of those conditions, you're on your own. So go ahead, set up base camp right here, or in a swamp, or in the middle of a Rex nest for all I care. But I've been on too many safaris with rich dentists to listen to any more suicidal ideas, OK?

  • Dr. Ian Malcolm: Did you find him?

    Roland Tembo: Just the parts they didn't like.

  • Roland Tembo: This is a game trail, Mr. Ludlow. Carnivors hunt on game trails. Do you want to set up base camp or a buffet?

  • Nick Van Owen: You seem like you have a shred of common sense, what the hell are you doing here?

    Roland Tembo: Somewhere on this island is the greatest predator there ever lived. The second greatest predator must take him down.


    Nick Van Owen: [referring to Roland's gun] You gonna use that?

    Roland Tembo: If he doesn't surrender, yes.

    Nick Van Owen: [chuckles] The animal exists on the planet for the first time in tens of millions of years and the only way you can express yourself is to kill it.

    Roland Tembo: Remember that chap about twenty years ago? I forget his name. Climbed Everest without any oxygen, came down nearly dead. When they asked him, they said why did you go up there to die? He said I didn't, I went up there to live.

  • [During the dinosaur chase, the dinosaur hunters close in on a Parasaurolophus]

    Roland Tembo: [over radio] Dieter, get in the outrigger. You're closing in on a parasauro...

    Dieter: [over radio] Say that again, Roland. A what?

    Roland Tembo: [over radio] The one with the big red horn! The pompadour! *Elvis!*

  • Roland Tembo: [to Dieter, just after the base camp attack] That's the last time I leave you in charge.

  • [Chasing dinosaurs on the game trail]

    Roland Tembo: You're coming up on a...

    [flips through his dinosaur guide]

    Roland Tembo: A Pachy... a pachy... oh, hell. Uh, the fathead with the bald spot. Friar Tuck!

  • Peter Ludlow: Roland, there's a job for you in San Diego if you want it.

    Roland Tembo: No thank you. I believe I've spent enough time in the company of death.

  • [Roland is sitting in a bar in Kenya. Ajay walks in behind him, and Roland turns around]

    Roland Tembo: Ajay!

    Ajay Sidhu: [laughing] How did you know?

    [they hug]

    Roland Tembo: That cheap aftershave I send you every Christmas, you actually wear it. I'm touched. Sit down. What on earth brings you to Mombassa?

    [they sit]

    Ajay Sidhu: You, my friend. I got a call from a man who's going to Costa Rica, or thereabouts. And if I'm to be believed, its a most well-funded expedition.

    Roland Tembo: Well, I'm a very well-funded old son of a bitch. You go.

    Ajay Sidhu: What, alone? But we always had such great success together, you and I.

    Roland Tembo: A little too great, don't you think?

    Ajay Sidhu: What do you mean?

    Roland Tembo: A true hunter doesn't mind if the animal wins. There weren't enough escapes from you and me, Ajay. We were like a firing squad, don't you think?

    Ajay Sidhu: I have reason to believe you would find this expedition's quarry most challenging.

    Roland Tembo: Then it's probably illegal. These days it's a worse crime to shoot a tiger than to shoot your own parents...

    [sees some American tourists causing trouble with a waitress]

    Roland Tembo: Tigers have advocates...

    [downs his drink]

    Roland Tembo: Excuse me, would you?

  • [On being invited on the Costa Rica expedition]

    Roland Tembo: Ajay, go down to my ranch, take a look around the trophy room, and then tell me what kind of quarry is on this hunt that would interest me?

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