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  • Lancaster Dodd: If you leave me now, in the next life you will be my sworn enemy. And I will show you no mercy.


  • Lancaster Dodd: What honor do you have?


  • Peggy Dodd: You can't take this life straight, can you?


  • Freddie Quell: Do you know how to get rid of crabs?


  • Val Dodd: He's making all this up as he goes along. You don't see that? I could go to sleep for hours and when I woke up I wouldn't have missed a thing.


  • British Receptionist: You look like you've traveled here.
    Freddie Quell: How else do you get someplace?


  • Freddie Quell: What do you do?
    Lancaster Dodd: I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.


  • Lancaster Dodd: I would like to talk to you today about cold feet, and narrow minds. People with cold feet cannot move forward. People with narrow minds cannot move side to side.


  • Lancaster Dodd: Are you thoughtless in your remarks?
    Freddie Quell: No.
    Lancaster Dodd: Is your life a struggle?
    Lancaster Dodd: Is your behavior erratic?
    Lancaster Dodd: Are you unpredictable?
    Freddie Quell: [farts and laughs]


  • Mary Sue Dodd: He's dangerous, and he will be our undoing if we continue to have him here. Perhaps he's past help. Or insane.


  • Lancaster Dodd: What a horrible young man you are. This is acting like an animal. A dirty animal that eats its own feces when hungry.


  • Lancaster Dodd: Your fear of capture and imprisonment is from millions of years ago. You are not there. You are asleep.


  • Mary Sue Dodd: You can't take this life straight, can you?


  • Freddie Quell: You know how to get rid of crabs? You gotta shave one testicle... and all the crabs will go over to the other testicle... you gotta light the hair on fire on that one, and when they all go scurrying out you take an ice pick and FUCKING STAB EVERY SINGLE LAST ONE OF THEM!


  • Freddie Quell: Put it back in, its fell out.


  • Lancaster Dodd: "I want to get you on a slow boat to China, all by yourself, alone."
    Lancaster Dodd: I want to get you on a slow boat to China, all by yourself, alone.


  • Lancaster Dodd: I have unlocked, and discovered, a secret. A secret to living in these bodies that we hold.


  • Lancaster Dodd: If we are not helping him, then it is we who have failed him.
    Lancaster Dodd: If we are not helping him, then it is we who are failing him.


  • Mary Sue Dodd: The only way to defend ourselves is to attack.


  • Lancaster Dodd: Leave your worries for a while. They'll be here when you get back.
    Lancaster Dodd: Leave your worries for a while. They'll be there when you get back.


  • Lancaster Dodd: If we meet again, in the next life, you will be my sworn enemy and I will show you no mercy.


  • Lancaster Dodd: If you figure out a way to live without a master, any master, be sure to let the rest of us know, for you would be the first in the history of the world.


  • Lancaster Dodd: What we will do now will urge you toward existence.
    Lancaster Dodd: What we will do now will urge you toward existence, within a group, a society, a family.


  • Mary Sue Dodd: This is something you do for a billion years, or not at all.


  • Val Dodd: He's making all this up as he goes along... you don't see that?


  • Peggy Dodd: I don't care much more blacks. They're monsters and they smell like feces.


  • Lancaster Dodd: Man is not an animal. We are not a part of the ANIMAL kingdom.


  • Lancaster Dodd: You seem so familiar to me.
    Freddie Sutton: Wha what do you do?
    Freddie Quell: Yeah, what do you do?
    Lancaster Dodd: I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher... but above all I am a man. Hopelessly Inquisitive man, just like you.
    Lancaster Dodd: I do many, many things. I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but, above all, I am a man. A hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.


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