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06/21/2006 Archived Entry: "Quotes from "Doctor Zhivago""

QUOTES FROM DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. Last night I treated myself to that classic three-hankie romance and anti-totalitarian epic, "Doctor Zhivago." Thought I'd pass along these two quotes that had me hitting the "rewind and replay so I can write that down" button:

"I wish they'd decide once and for all which gang of hooligans constitutes the government of this country!" -- spoken by Yuri Zhivago's adoptive "Uncle Alex" (Ralph Richardson) who remained an unrepentent aristocrat during and after the Russian revolution.

"I'm a free man, lickspittle. There's nothing you can do about it. I'm the only free man on this train. The rest of you are cattle." -- spoken by Kostoyed Amourski (Klaus Kinski) an anarchist "voluntary laborer," immediately after being handcuffed to his bunk in a converted cattle car by his Bolshevik guard

Great movie. The 1965 David Lean original, not the 2002 mini-series.

Posted by Claire @ 04:04 PM CST

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