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Stanley Kubrick : The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes. # Nations
What does this quote mean... The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like...
nean answered 5 years ago
Great nations think their philosophies and ways of governing are the way and the only way to live. EX: Christianity vs Islam. The smaller third world countries are easy to bully and will do what they are told as long as the money from the great nations keeps rolling in (hence, prostitutes).
I don't believe nations who use this policy to be great nations, but bullies, and unfortunately, at times, this means the USA.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. filmmaker. Guardian (London, June 5, 1963).
Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. General Broulard (Adolph Menjou), Paths of Glory, learning a subordinate has acted out of principle, rather than to earn a promotion (1957).
You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot.
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).
The mission is too important to allow you to jeopardize it.Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. HAL computer (voice of Douglas Rains), 2001: A Space Odyssey, explaining why he won't let the spaceship commander back on board (1968). Adapted from Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Sentinel."
Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the war room!Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter, Peter George (1925-1966), U.S. screenwriter, and Terry Southern (1928-1995), U.S. screenwriter. President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, breaking up a fight between an American general and the Soviet ambassador (1964). Adapted from Peter George's novel Red Alert, which he wrote under the pseudonym Peter Bryant.
When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Prison Chaplain (Godfrey Quigley), A Clockwork Orange, commenting on a rehabilitation process that programs criminals so they cannot behave violently (1971).
I'm not afraid of dying tomorrow, only of being killed.Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Private Arnaud (Joe Turkel), Paths of Glory, the night before his unit goes into battle (1957).
Shoot, a fellow could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter, Peter George (1925-1966), U.S. screenwriter, and Terry Southern (1928-1995), U.S. screenwriter. Major T.J. "King" Kong (Slim Pickens), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, discussing the contents of the survival kit issued to GIs (1964). Adapted from Peter George's novel Red Alert, which he wrote under the pseudonym Peter Bryant.
Don't you think he fits my shoes very well, your ladyship?Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Lord Bullington (Leon Vitali), Barry Lyndon, bringing his younger half-brother, who is literally wearing his older brother's shoes, before the family's guests, thus humiliating his mother and stepfather (1975).
You are pukes. You are the lowest form of life on Earth. You are not even human fucking beings.Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey), Full Metal Jacket, speaking to new draftees (1987). Adapted from Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers.
Private Joker is silly and he's ignorant but he's got guts and guts is enough.Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey), Full Metal Jacket, explaining why a private was given new responsibilities (1987). Adapted from Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers.
Your grace, if I am to be so tame as to take this, then I must give up an honorable and lucrative profession.Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. The Chevalier (Patrick Magee), Barry Lyndon, responding to a nobleman who has refused to pay his gambling debts (1975).
You climb obstacles the way old people fuck, you know that, Private Pyle?Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey), Full Metal Jacket, harassing an overweight and incompetent Marine (1987). Adapted from Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers.
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'm in a world of shit, yes, but I am alive and I am not afraid.Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Joker (Matthew Modine), Full Metal Jacket, at the film's conclusion (1987). Adapted from Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers.
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