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Quotations from The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal (also known as "Det sjunde inseglet") is a Swedish 1957 drama fantasy film about a medieval knight and a game of chess against the personification of Death that has come to take his life. The movie refers to the Book of Revelations several times throughout the film with the passage "And when the Lamb had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour". The passage can be found at Revelation 8:1). The silence the passage is referring to is the silence of God and is a major plot point of the movie. Directed and written by Ingmar Bergman. Starring Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Landgré, and Åke Fridell.

The Seventh Seal is considered as one of the greatest films ever created, especially foreign language films. The film was released with widely positive reviews and was a huge financial success. Continue reading for some quotes from The Seventh Seal.


Antonius Block: I met Death today. We are playing chess.
Antonius Block: Nothing escapes you!
Death: Nothing escapes me. No one escapes me.
Jons: Love is the blackest of all plagues... if one could die of it, there would be some pleasure in love, but you don't die of it.
Antonius Block: Faith is a torment. It is like loving someone who is out there in the darkness but never appears, no matter how loudly you call.
Antonius Block: Who are you?
Death: I am Death.
Antonius Block: Have you come for me?
Death: I have long walked by your side.
Antonius Block: So I have noticed.
Death: Are you ready?
Antonius Block: My body is ready, but I am not.
Jons: Do you have any brandy? I've had nothing but water. It's made me as thirsty as a camel in the desert.
Antonius Block: Have you met the devil? I want to meet him too.
Witch: Why do you want to do that?
Antonius Block: I want to ask him about God. He must know. He, if anyone.
Death: Don't you ever stop asking?
Antonius Block: No. I never stop.
Death: But you're not getting an answer.
Jons: Who will take care of that child. God, the devil, the nothingness? The nothingness, perhaps?
Antonius Block: It can't be so!
Jonas Skat: Kill me. I'll thank you afterwards.
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