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Quotations From JAMES CLAVELL

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  • 1.
    You've committed murder just as much as Hélène did. You killed a fly with a human head, she killed a human with a fly head. If she murdered so did you.
    James Clavell (b. 1924), Australian, and Kurt Neumann. François Delambre (Vincent Price), The Fly, to the Inspector, who has just killed the human-headed fly (1957). Clavell is a naturalized American. Based on a story by George Langelaan.

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  • 2.
    The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world, and the most dangerous.
    James Clavell (b. 1924), Australian, and Kurt Neumann. François Delambre (Vincent Price), The Fly, trying to explain to his young nephew what happened to his father (1957). Clavell is a naturalized American. Based on a story by George Langelaan.

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  • 3.
    The more I know, the more sure I am I know so little. The eternal paradox.
    James Clavell (b. 1924), Australian, and Kurt Neumann. André Delambre (Al Hedison), The Fly, talking to his wife about his invention (1957). Clavell is a naturalized American. The actor is usually credited as Al (David) Hedison. Based on a story by George Langelaan.
  • 4.
    Oh André, I get so scared sometimes. The suddenness of our age! Electronics, rockets, earth satellites, supersonic flight, and now this.... Everything's going so fast, I'm just not ready to take it all in. It's, it's all so quick.
    James Clavell (b. 1924), Australian, and Kurt Neumann. Hélène Delambre (Patricia Owens), The Fly, who is frightened when her husband shows her his matter transmitter (1957). Clavell is a naturalized American. Based on a story by GeorgeLangelaan.

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