Robert Bolt


Robert Bolt Quotes

  • ''With Major Lawrence, mercy is a passion. With me, it is merely good manners. You may judge which motive is the more reliable.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness), Lawrence of Arabia, to the American reporter Bentley (Arthur Kennedy) (1962).
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  • ''El Oranz, truly for some men, nothing is written unless they write it.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence of Arabia, after Lawrence miraculously rescues a man from the desert (1962).
  • ''The law is not a "light" for you or any man to see by; the law is not an instrument of any kind. The law is a causeway upon which so long as he keeps to it a citizen may walk safely.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British playwright. Sir Thomas More, in A Man For All Seasons, act 2 (1960).
  • ''Sherif Ali, so long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people, greedy, barbarous, and cruel, as you are.''
    Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

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