Tunner Quotes in The Sheltering Sky (1990)


Tunner Quotes:

  • [first lines]

    Port Moresby: Well, terra firma.

    Tunner: We're probably the first tourists they've had since the war.

    Kit Moresby: Tunner, we're not tourists. We're travelers.

    Tunner: Oh. What's the difference?

    Port Moresby: A tourist is someone who thinks about going home the moment they arrive, Tunner.

    Kit Moresby: Whereas a traveler might not come back at all.

    Tunner: You mean *I'm* a tourist.

    Kit Moresby: Yes, Tunner. And I'm half and half.

  • Tunner: Do you and Port ever... share the same room?

    Kit Moresby: Tunner, when you travel for months on end, you have to set it up this way. But if you're talking about sex, the first rule of marriage is never to confuse it with sleep.

  • Tunner: You've been to North Africa before, Port. Kit and I will just follow your plan.

    Port Moresby: My only plan is, I have no plan.

  • Tunner: Do you think, uh, Port suspects something?

    Kit Moresby: I think he knows, but he doesn't know that he knows.

  • Kit Moresby: According to Port, everyone eventually gets used to anything.

    Tunner: If that were true, it would be the end of progress.

    Kit Moresby: No, I'm sure it's true. I just don't know whether it's good or bad.

    Port Moresby: Neither.

  • Port Moresby: Could you be happy here?

    Kit Moresby: Happy? Happy? How do you mean?

    Port Moresby: I mean, could you like it here?

    Kit Moresby: How do I know? God, I wish you wouldn't ask me questions like this! Really! I can't answer them. What do you want me to say? "Yes, I'll be happy in Africa"? I like Ain Krorfa so much, but I can't tell whether I want to stay for a month or I want to leave tomorrow.

    Tunner: You couldn't leave tomorrow even if you wanted to. Can't get any information about how to get out of this place. No buses, not even a fruit truck. Nobody speaks English. Anybody for a nightcap?

  • Tunner: Do you think Port suspects of something?

    Kit Moresby: I think he knows. But he doesn't know that he knows.

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