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Movie Quote of the Day – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, 2011 (dir. Lasse Hallström)


Sheikh Muhammed: I’m a great admirer of the British for many reasons, but still there are mysteries to me. The rich are frightened of the poor. The poor are frightened of the rich. And even your politicians, they try to sound like the people on the EastEnders. A wonderful program, but still.
Dr. Alfred Jones: Yes, the great British class system.
Sheikh Muhammed: Indeed. But fishermen, I have noticed, they don’t care whether I’m brown or white, rich or poor, wearing robes or waders. All they care about is the fish, the river and the game we play. For fishermen, the only virtues are patience, tolerance and humility. I like this.