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  • Gen. Murray: He had a minor role on my staff in Cairo.


  • Gen. Allenby: You're the most extraordinary man I've ever met. You will be a household word when you will have to go to The War Museum to hear about me.


  • T.E. Lawrence: I had to execute someone, and there is something about it I didn't like.
    Gen. Allenby: I see.
    T.E. Lawrence: No, some thing else.
    Gen. Allenby: Well, um.
    T.E. Lawrence: No, something else--I enjoyed it.


  • T.E. Lawrence: I could pass for an Arab if someone would lend me some dirty clothes.


  • Gen. Allenby: So you'll be going back then.
    T.E. Lawrence: Yes.


  • Jackson Bentley: You rotten bloody man, Here let me take your rotten bloody picture for the rotten bloody paper.
    Jackson Bentley: You rotten bloody man. Here let me take your rotten bloody picture for the rotten bloody paper.


  • Prince Feisal: I long for the gardens of Cordoba...but first must come the fighting...
    Prince Feisal: I long for the gardens of Cordoba... but first must come the fighting...


  • Mr. Dryden: If we've been telling lies, you've been telling half-lies. A man who tells lies, like me, merely hides the truth. But a man who tells half-lies has forgotten where he put it.


  • Gen. Murray: I can't make out whether you're bloody bad-mannered or just half-witted.
    T.E. Lawrence: I have the same problem, sir.


  • T.E. Lawrence: My friends, we have been foolish. Auda will not come to Aqaba. Not for money...
    Auda abu Tayi: No.
    T.E. Lawrence: ... For Feisal...
    Auda abu Tayi: No!
    T.E. Lawrence: ...nor to drive away the Turks. He will come... because it is his pleasure.
    Auda abu Tayi: Thy mother mated with a scorpion.


  • T.E. Lawrence: The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.


  • Auda abu Tayi: [to Lawrence] I carry twenty-three great wounds, all got in battle. Seventy-five men have I killed with my own hands in battle. I scatter, I burn my enemies' tents. I take away their flocks and herds. The Turks pay me a golden treasure, yet I am poor! Because *I* am a river to my people!


  • T.E. Lawrence: I'm not hurt at all. Didn't you know? They can only kill me with a golden bullet.


  • Gen. Allenby: I'm promoting you major.
    T.E. Lawrence: I don't think that's a very good idea.


  • Jackson Bentley: What is it, Major Lawrence that attracts you personally to the desert?
    T.E. Lawrence: It's clean.


  • Auda abu Tayi: It is my pleasure that you dine with me in Wadi Ram. ( someday CGI may get there but that arrival scene is one for the ages..)
    Auda abu Tayi: It is my pleasure that you dine with me in Wadi Ram. [someday CGI may get there but that arrival scene is one for the ages]


  • T.E. Lawrence: The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.


  • Prince Feisal: With Major Lawrence, mercy is a passion. With me, it is merely good manners.
    T.E. Lawrence: So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people--greedy, barborous and cruel.


  • T.E. Lawrence: Sherif! As long as you Arabs are a bunch of small tribes, you are a small people, a silly people: greedy, barbarous, and cruel.


  • T.E. Lawrence: Nothing is written.


  • Prince Feisal: You are an Englishman. Are you not loyal to England?
    T.E. Lawrence: To England, and to other things.


  • Col. Harry Brighton: Look, sir, we can't just do nothing.
    Gen. Allenby: Why not? It's usually best.


  • Club Secretary: I say, Lawrence. You are a clown!
    T.E. Lawrence: Ah, well, we can't all be lion tamers.


  • T.E. Lawrence: The best of them won't come for money; they'll come for me.
    T.E. Lawrence: The best of them won't come for money, they'll come for me.


  • Prince Feisal: With Major Lawrence, mercy is a passion. With me, it is merely good manners. You may judge which motive is the more reliable.


  • Prince Feisal: There's nothing further here for a warrior. We drive bargains. Old men's work. Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men. Courage and hope for the future. Then old men make the peace. And the vices of peace are the vices of old men. Mistrust and caution. It must be so.


  • Gen. Murray: I can't make out whether you're bloody bad-mannered or just half-witted.
    T.E. Lawrence: I have the same problem, sir.


  • T.E. Lawrence: No prisoners! No prisoners!


  • T.E. Lawrence: 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.


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