Movie Quote of the Day – The Last Temptation of Christ, 1988 (dir. Martin Scorsese)
John The Baptist: Love. What does it mean? Love is sweet as honey, but it’s also blood. Love is action. You want a new crop, you burn the earth.
Jesus: But isn’t love enough?
John The Baptist: No, no! Look at the world around you! Plague, war, corruption, false prophets, false idols, worship of gold! Nothing is of value. The tree is rotten. You have to take the ax and cut it down.
Jesus: If I was a woodcutter, I’d cut. If I was a fire, I’d burn. But I’m a heart and I love. That’s all I can do.
Posted on October 28, 2014, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1988, Andre Gregory, Martin Scorsese, Nikos Kazantzakis, Paul Schrader, The Last Temptation of Christ, Willem Dafoe. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.