Stanley Kubrick

(1928_1999 / Manhattan, New York City, New York)

Stanley Kubrick Quotes

  • ''It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddie them on a screen.''
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell), A Clockwork Orange, as he is forced to view violent films in an attempt to cure him of criminal behavior (1971).
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  • ''Dr. Floyd, I hope you don't think I'm being too inquisitive but perhaps you can clear up the great big mystery about what has been going on up there.''
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Andrej Smyslov (Leonard Rossiter), 2001: A Space Odyssey, discussing rumors surrounding an epidemic on Jupiter (1968). Adapted from Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Sentinel."
  • ''Anybody who runs is a VC. Anybody who stands still is a well-disciplined VC.''
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin), Full Metal Jacket, shooting aimlessly at Vietnamese (1987). Adapted from Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers.
  • ''I've never laid a cane on the back of a lord before, but if you force me to I shall speedily become used to the practice.''
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Barry Lyndon (Ryan O'Neal), Barry Lyndon, punishing his stepson (1975).
  • ''I should like to oblige you, but with people like us, we must be able to travel faster than our clients.''
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Captain Feeney (Arthur O'Sullivan), Barry Lyndon, after robbing Redmond Barry, who asked if he could at least keep his horse (1975).
  • ''He thinks I don't have enough respect for him. He's right.''
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Corporal Paris (Ralph Meeker), Paths of Glory, discussing a superior officer (1957).
  • ''I haven't had one sexual thought since the court martial.''
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Corporal Paris (Ralph Meeker), Paths of Glory, before being led to his execution (1957).
  • ''Redrum! Redrum! Redrum!''
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd), The Shining, chanting the word as he has a clairvoyant vision (1980). Redrum is murder spelled backwards.
  • ''We had some ham and eggs and took our time saying goodbye to the bright lights.''
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Davy Gordon (Jamie Smith), Killer's Kiss, as he and the woman he loves prepare to leave New York City (1955).
  • ''It's crazy how you can get yourself in a mess sometimes and not even be able to think about it with any sense and yet not be able to think about anything else.''
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Davy Gordon (Jamie Smith), Killer's Kiss, opening the film and setting up the flashback story (1955).

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