John Quincy Adams: Cinque, look. I’m being honest with you. Anything less would be disrespectful. I’m telling you, I’m preparing you, I suppose I’m explaining to you, that the test ahead of us is an exceptionally difficult one.
Cinque: (speaking in Mende / Ens. Covey translating) We won’t be going in there alone.
John Quincy Adams: Alone? Indeed not. We have right at our side. We have righteousness at our side. We have Mr Baldwin over there.
Cinque: (speaking in Mende / Ens. Covey translating) I meant my ancestors. I will call into the past, far back to the beginning of time, and beg them to come and help me at the judgment. I will reach back and draw them into me. And they must come, for at this moment, I am the whole reason they have existed at all.
Irene Walsh: Pants and shirts are in the second. . . just, just throw them all into cardboard boxes. Forget the suitcases. Clark, can translate all that?
Mouth: Certainly Mrs. Walsh.
Irene Walsh: Oh, that’s wonderful.
Mouth: [in Spanish] The marijuana goes in the top drawer. The cocaine and speed go in the second drawer. And the heroin goes in the bottom drawer. Always separate the drugs.
Robert: So you’re really gonna kill her? All this blood comes back to us.
Avner: Eventually it will work. Even if it takes years, we’ll beat them.
Robert: We’re Jews, Avner. Jews don’t do wrong because our enemies do wrong.
Avner: We can’t afford to be that decent anymore.
Robert: I don’t know that we ever were that decent. Suffering thousands of years of hatred doesn’t make you decent. But we’re supposed to be righteous. That’s a beautiful thing. That’s Jewish. That’s what I knew, that’s what I was taught. And now I’m losing it, and I lose that,
Avner: That’s. . .
Robert: That’s. . .that’s everything. That’s my soul.
John Anderton: Why don’t you cut the cute act, Danny boy, and tell me what it is you’re looking for?
Danny Witwer: Flaws.
John Anderton: There hasn’t been a murder in six years. There’s nothing wrong with this system it is…
Danny Witwer: Perfect I agree, but there’s a flaw. It’s human.
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: The Japs tried to bomb San Francisco last night. Two squadrons of Jap Zeroes. I’ve been trackin’ them ever since. I lost them somewhere over Fresno.
Patron: Radio says that’s not true about San Francisco. It was just a case of war nerves.
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: War nerves? Who said, “war nerves”?
Patron: I heard it on that radio there.
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: Radio’s wrong.
This is my first foray into book reviews, so bear with me. I’m also going to tell you straight away that I have not read through all 312 pages of this amazing book, but what I have read has been incredible. Now out from Titan Books is a second edition of Matt Taylor’s Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard, which recounts the making of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jaws from December 16th, 1973 all the way through the premier of the film on June 20th, 1975.
Sallah: Please, what does it always mean, this. . .this “Junior”?
Professor Henry Jones: That’s his name. . .[points to self] Henry Jones. . .[points to Indy] Junior.
Indiana Jones: I like “Indiana.”
Professor Henry Jones: We named the *dog* Indiana.
Marcus Brody: May we go home now, please?
Sallah: The dog? [laughing] You are named after the dog? AHAHAHA!