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Quotations from Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda is a drama film about a hotel manager that tries to rescue some of his fellow citizens from the Rwandan Genocide. The movie follows the life of Paul Rusesabagina as he saves over a thousand refugees by giving them shelter in his hotel. The movie shows the repercussions of violence, political corruption, and genocide. Directed by Terry George. Starring Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, and Joaquin Phoenix. This film was nominated for three Oscar awards.

Hotel Rwanda is known as the African "Schindler's List" due to its greatness and acts of heroism. Read some quotes from the movie below.


Jack: [after Paul thanks him for shooting footage of the genocide] I think if people see this footage, they'll say Oh, my God, that's horrible. And then they'll go on eating their dinners.
Colonel Oliver: We're here as peace keepers, not peace makers.
Paul Rusesabagina: Hundreds, there were too many to count.
Dube: Why are people so cruel?
Paul Rusesabagina: Hatred... Insanity... I don't know...
Paul Rusesabagina: You cannot seriously think that you can kill them all.
George Rutaganda: And why not? We are halfway there already.
General Bizimungu: I commanded no massacres!
Paul Rusesabagina: They told me I was one of them, and I... the wine, chocolates, cigars, style... I swallowed it. I swallowed it, I swallowed all of it. And they handed me their shit. I have no... no history. I have no memory. I'm a fool, Tati.
Tatiana Rusesabagina: You are no fool. I know who you are.
Paul Rusesabagina: What are you going to do - shoot me? Shoot me. I would pay you to shoot my family! I would consider it a blessing!
Tatiana Rusesabagina: [while watching a neighbor get beaten] Do something.
Paul Rusesabagina: Do what?
Tatiana Rusesabagina: Call someone.
Paul Rusesabagina: [after shutting the gate] There is nothing we can do.
George Rutaganda: Cut the tall trees. Cut the tall trees now!
Pat Archer: [walking with family towards bus] They said that there wasn't any room.
Paul Rusesabagina: There's always room.
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