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Quotations from The English Patient

The English Patient is a romantic war drama film that portrays a crtically burned man during World War II who is being treated by a French-Canadian nurse. The film is set in two timelines, one is the present, at the hospital, and the other is a flashback, which displays how he got in his current situation. The flashback revolves around a love affair with a married woman and his life as a Hungarian cartographer. The film is named "The English Patient" because that is what the man is originally known as, because he wouldn't (or couldn't) reveal his real identity. The audience only finds out information through his flashbacks. Directed by Anthony Minghella. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Julette Binoche, William Dafoe, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje.

The English Patient saw great critical acclaim and financial success upon its release. The film won eight Oscar awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. It was also nominated for three other Academy Awards. Continue reading for some quotes from The English Patient.


Katharine Clifton: Do you think you are the only one who feels anything?
Almásy: There is no God, but I hope someone watches over you.
Almásy: Swoon, I'll catch you.
Caravaggio: In Italy, there's always chickens, but no eggs. In Africa there's eggs, but never chickens. Who separated them?
Almásy: It is a very plum plum.
Almásy: Every night I cut out my heart. But in the morning it was full again.
Almásy: This... this, the hollow at the base of a woman's throat, does it have an official name? Madox: Good God, man, pull yourself together.
Almásy: I once traveled with a guide who was taking me to Faya. He didn't speak for nine hours. At the end of it he pointed to the horizon and said, "Faya!" That was a good day.
Almásy: I just wanted you to know: I'm not missing you yet. Katharine Clifton: You will.
Muller: You are a Canadian spy working for the Allies. Code-name Moose.
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