Saturday Nov 25

Ten Classic Quotes From Lawrence Of Arabia

1) T.E. Lawrence: Nothing is written.

2) Jackson Bentley: What attracts you personally to the desert?
---T.E. Lawrence: It's clean.

3) Mr. Dryden: Big things have small beginnings, sir.

4) Auda abu Tayi: You will cross Sinai?
---T.E. Lawrence: Moses did!
---Auda abu Tayi: And you will take the children?
---T.E. Lawrence: Moses did!

5) T.E. Lawrence: No prisoners! No prisoners!

6) T.E. Lawrence: I killed two people. One was... yesterday? He was just a boy and I led him into quicksand. The other was... well, before Aqaba. I had to execute him with my pistol, and there was something about it that I didn't like.
---General Allenby: That's to be expected.
---T.E. Lawrence: No, something else.
---General Allenby: Well, then let it be a lesson.
---T.E. Lawrence: No... something else.
---General Allenby: What then?
---T.E. Lawrence: I enjoyed it.

7) Jackson Bentley: Yes, it was my privilege to know him and to make him known to the world. He was a poet, a scholar and a mighty warrior....He was also the most shameless exhibitionist since Barnum & Bailey.

8) Prince Feisal: To be great again, it seems that we need the English... or...
---T.E. Lawrence: Or?
---Prince Feisal: What no man can provide, Mr. Lawrence. We need a miracle.

9) T.E. Lawrence: So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people - greedy, barbarous, and cruel, as you are.

10) Mr. Dryden: Lawrence, only two kinds of creature get fun in the desert: Bedouins and gods, and you're neither. Take it from me, for ordinary men, it's a burning, fiery furnace.
---T.E. Lawrence: No, Dryden, it's going to be fun.
---Mr. Dryden: It is recognized that you have a funny sense of fun.

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