Quotations From DAVID WEBB PEOPLES


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  • Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave.
    David Webb Peoples, U.S. screenwriter, and Ridley Scott. Roy Batty, Blade Runner, to the film's protagonist as he dangles perilously from a beam (1982).

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  • They don't advertise for killers in the newspaper. That was my profession. Ex-cop. Ex- blade runner. Ex-killer.
    David Webb Peoples, U.S. screenwriter, and Ridley Scott. Rick Deckard, Blade Runner, reading the newspaper—his opening lines (1982). Lines deleted from the director's cut when released in 1992.
  • Any son of a bitch who takes a shot at me, I'm not only gonna kill him, I'm gonna kill his wife. And all his friends. Burn his damn house down.
    David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. Will Munny (Clint Eastwood), Unforgiven, leaving the saloon after killing several men (1992).

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  • "More human than human" is our motto.
    David Webb Peoples, U.S. screenwriter, and Ridley Scott. Tyrell (Joe Turkel), Blade Runner, discussing his company's manufacture of androids, or replicants (1982).
  • I don't wish to give offense when I suggest that this country should select a king, or even a queen, rather than a president. One isn't that quick to shoot a king or a queen—the majesty of royalty, you see.
    David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris), Unforgiven, discussing the assassination of President Garfield (1992).
  • You know, it's a savage country, really. That's the second one they shot in twenty years. It's uncivilized—shooting people of substance.
    David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris), Unforgiven, commenting on the United States after the assassination of President Garfield (1992).

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  • I guess you know, Bob, that if I see you again, I'm just going to start shooting and figure it's self-defense.
    David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), Unforgiven, sending English Bob (Richard Harris) out of the county (1992).
  • Is this testing whether I'm a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?
    David Webb Peoples, U.S. screenwriter, and Ridley Scott. Rachel, Blade Runner, being tested to determine if she is human or machine (1982).
  • It's too bad she won't live, but then again, who does?
    David Webb Peoples, U.S. screenwriter, and Ridley Scott. Gaff (Edward James Olmos), Blade Runner, discussing Rachel, the android, with Rick Deckard, who loves her (1982). Deckard reprises this line at the film's conclusion.
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