Robert Bolt


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  • ''He said there was gold here. He lied. He is not perfect.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Auda abu Tayi (Anthony Quinn), Lawrence of Arabia, after Lawrence leads the Arabs to victory at Aqaba (1962).
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  • ''If we've told lies, you've told half-lies. And a man who tells lies, like me, merely hides the truth, but a man who tells half-lies has forgotten where he put it.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Dryden (Claude Rains), Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
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  • ''On the whole, I wish I'd stayed in Tunbridge Wells.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Dryden (Claude Rains), Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
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  • ''Lawrence, only two kinds of creature get fun in the desert, Bedouins and gods. And you're neither.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David: Lean. Dryden (Claude Rains), Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
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  • ''Doin' nothing's a dangerous occupation.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Father Collins (Trevor Howard), Ryan's Daughter (1970).
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  • ''No doubt they'll sing in tune after the revolution.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter. Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), Doctor Zhivago, on hearing demonstrators singing The Internationale (1965). Based on the novel by Bor.
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  • ''And don't delude yourself this was rape. That would flatter us both.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), Doctor Zhivago, to his mistress, Lara (Julie Christie) (1965). Based on the Novel by Bor.
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  • ''It's my manner, sir. It looks insubordinate, but it really isn't.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), Lawrence of Arabia, to a superior officer (1962).
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  • ''The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), Lawrence of Arabia, explaining his "trick" of using his fingertips to put out a match (1962).
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  • ''Good marriages are made in heaven. Or some such place.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Nikolai (Ralph Richardson), Doctor Zhivago (1965). Based on the novel by Bor.
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