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Quotations from Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai is a Japense action adventure drama film that takes place in 1587 during the Warring States Period of Japan. The film follows the story of seven samaurai hired by the village to fight off bandits who will return to their village to try to steal their crops. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Starring ToshirĂ´ Mifune, Takashi Shimura and Keiko Tsushima.

Seven Samurai is considered as one of the greatest and most influential films ever created. It has been constantly ranked by directors as one of the top ten films of all-time. During its initial release, it received amazing reviews. Read some quotes from Seven Samurai below.


Bandit second-in-command: We'll take this place next.
Bandit Chief: We took it last autumn. They haven't got anything worth taking yet. Let's wait.
[on taking Katsushiro as a student]
Kambei Shimada: You embarrass me. You're overestimating me. Listen, I'm not a man with any special skill, but I've had plenty of experience in battles; losing battles, all of them. In short, that's all I am. Drop such an idea for your own good.
Katsushiro: No Sir, my decision has been made. I'll follow you sir.
Kambei Shimada: I forbid it. I can't afford to take a kid with me.
Kambei Shimada: So. Again we are defeated.
[Shichiroji looks puzzled at Kambei]
Kambei Shimada: The farmers have won. Not us.
Kyuzo: Killed Two.
Gisaku: What's the use of worrying about your beard when your head's about to be taken?
Kambei Shimada: Danger always strikes when everything seems fine.
Kikuchiyo: You fool! Damn you! You call yourself a horse! For shame! Hey! Wait! Please! I apologize! Forgive me!
Shichiroji: Kikuchiyo, what on earth are you doing?
Kikuchiyo: I can't kill a lot with one sword!
Heihachi Hayashida: I'm Heinachi Hayashida, a fencer of the Wood Cut School.
Kambei Shimada: The farmers have won. We have lost.
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