Zachary Quotes in The Omega Man (1971)


Zachary Quotes:

  • [describing Neville]

    Matthias: One creature, caught. Caught in a place he cannot stir from in the dark, alone, outnumbered hundreds to one, nothing to live for but his memories, nothing to live with but his gadgets, his cars, his guns, gimmicks... and yet the whole family can't bring him down from that, that...

    Zachary: Honky paradise, brother?

    Matthias: Forget the old ways, brother, all the old hatreds.

  • [Members of the Family enter the room as Matthias is about to sentence Robert]

    Matthias: He has confessed all, brothers: Murder, Use of forbidden tools, Practice of prescribed rights, Emit science, Medicine, Weapons, Machinery, Electricity. He has not shared the punishment. He does not bear the marks.

    Robert Neville: Marks?

    Matthias: Show him, my children. Show him the pretty marks.

    [the members take off their sunglasses, revealing their albino, near-blind eyes]

    Matthias: These are the marks, Mr. Neville. The punishment which you and those like you brought upon us. In the beginning, we tried to help one another, those that were left. We tried to clean things up, set things straight. We buried things and burned. Then it came to me and we were chosen. Chosen for just this work: To bury what was dead. To burn what was evil. To destroy what was dangerous.

    Robert Neville: You're barbarians.

    Matthias: Barbarians? You call us barbarians? Well... it is an honorable name. We mean to cancel the world you civilized people made. We will simply erase history from the time that machinery and weapons threaten more than they offered. And when you die, the last living reminder of hell will be gone. Gone! Brother Zachary?

    Zachary: We are ready, brother.

  • Matthias: And, oh, brothers and sisters, I ask you to look at him. Does he have the marks? Do you see them?

    Followers: No.

    Matthias: You see him as we were before the punishment. Before we gained grace. You see lying there the last of scientists, of bankers, of businessmen. The users of the wheel.

    Followers: Yes.

    Matthias: Do we use the tools of the wheel as he does?

    Followers: No.

    Matthias: Is he of the Family?

    ZacharyFollowers: No.

    Matthias: Is he of the sacred society?

    Followers: No.

    Matthias: Then what is he?

    Followers: Evil!

    Matthias: [stands up] He is part of the dead. He has no place here. He has the stink of oil, maletrical circitry about him. He is obsolete.

    [Neville comes to]

    Matthias: [points to him] You are discarded. You are the refuse of the past!

    Robert Neville: You're full of crap.

    Matthias: How hard it is to admit the truth. Take him to the little room... for the questioning.

  • Zachary: Zippy!

    Nick Beam: What is Zippy?

    Zachary: He's a cookie man.

    Nick Beam: He's a cookie man? What is that on the ground behind him?

    Zachary: Oh, that's a trail of chocolate chips. See, wherever Zippy goes, he leaves this magical trail of chocolate for all the boys and girls to...

    Nick Beam: Magical? It looks like poop. It looks like piles of poop. It looks like Zippy is walking around just... Just crapping all over the place. It looks like...

    Zachary: Those are chocolate chips.

    Nick Beam: And what do you think it looks like? Zach, let's say you are about to take a bite out of a juicy chocolate chip cookie. What is the last image you want floating through your head?

    Zachary: Excrement?

    Nick Beam: Excrement, right. Listen, I'm gonna go out on a limb here, maybe we should avoid all bowel related items on this particular project. Just a hunch, huh?

  • [Gus Cardinale is hanging in a wire outside a skyscraper when two CIA agents appear at the roof]

    Zachary: Hey, don't try anything stupid down there.

    Gus Cardinale: What could be fucking stupider than this?

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