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Qutoations from A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange is a crime drama science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick (who also wrote the screenplay). The movie is based on Anthony Burgess's novel of the same name. The film stars Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, and Michael Bates.

A Clockwork Orange is seen as one of the most controversial films of all-time. The movie deals with rape and experimental aversion therapy that didn't quite go over well with the government or viewers. Below you'll find some quotes from the film.


Alex: There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
Alex: Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well. To what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this surprising visit?
Minister: As I was saying, Alex, you can be instrumental in changing the public verdict. Do you understand, Alex? Have I made myself clear?
Alex: As an unmuddied lake, Fred. As clear as an azure sky of deepest summer. You can rely on me, Fred.
Alex: One thing I could never stand was to see a filthy, dirty old drunkie, howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blurp blurp in between as it might be a filthy old orchestra in his stinking, rotten guts. I could never stand to see anyone like that, whatever his age might be, but more especially when they were old like this one was.
[Alex has just struck Dim on the legs]
Dim: What did you do that for?
Alex: For being a bastard with no manners, and not a dook of an idea how to comport yourself public-wise, O my brother.
Dim: I don't like you should do what you done, and I'm not your brother no more and wouldn't want to be.
Alex: Watch that. Do watch that, O Dim, if to continue to be on live thou dost wish.
Dim: Yarbles! Great bolshy yarblockos to you. I'll meet you with chain or nozh or britva anytime, not having you aiming tolchocks at me reasonless. Well, it stands to reason I won't have it.
Alex: A nozh scrap any time you say.
Dim: Doobidoob. A bit tired, maybe. Best not to say more. Bedways is rightways now, so best we go homeways and get a bit of spatchka. Right, right?
Frank Alexander: Food alright?
Alex: Great sir, great!
Frank Alexander: Try the wine!
[about his wife]
Frank Alexander: She was very badly raped, you see! We were assaulted by a gang of vicious, young, hoodlums in this house! In this very room you are sitting in now! I was left a helpless cripple, but for her the agony was too great! The doctor said it was pneumonia; because it happened some months later! During a flu epidemic! The doctors told me it was pneumonia, but I knew what it was! A VICTIM OF THE MODERN AGE! Poor, poor girl!
Psychiatrist: [showing Alex the first slide] Isn't the plummage beautiful?
Alex: I just have to say what the other person would say?
Psychiatrist: Yes.
Alex: [repeating the question] Isn't the plummage beautiful?
Psychiatrist: Yes, well don't think about it too long. Just say the first thing that pops into your mind.
Alex: I've suffered the tortures of the damned, sir
[with innocent reinforcement]
Alex: - tortures of the damned.
Alex: I was cured, all right!
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