The Ides of March Quotes: Revenge Makes People Unpredictable

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The Ides of March has premiered to collective critical praise (check out our The Ides of March review) and despite its feeling that political heroes are flawed, it is still an inspiring tale of personal triumph.

The Ides of March Star George Clooney

George Clooney is Governor Mike Morris, who is running for president. The Ides of March catches him in the all important Ohio primary being led by his top political aides, Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling) and Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Hot on their campaign trail is a New York Times reporter, Ida Horowicz (Marisa Tomei), who is yearning for a big story on the eve of the primary that will decide the Democratic nominee.

As the real life 2012 presidential campaign kicks into gear, we’ve pulled some sizzling The Ides of March quotes to feed that political fire.

Stephen Myers: I've worked on more campaigns than most people have by the time they're 40. He's the only one that's actually going to make a difference in people's lives. | permalink

Ida Horowicz: If your boy wins, you get a job in the White House. He loses? You're back at a consulting firm.
Stephen Myers: He has to win. | permalink

Tom Duffy: You are working for the wrong man. | permalink

Governor Morris: What do you think you have, Stephen? | permalink

Stephen Myers: We're gonna be fine. We have to do it, it's the right thing to do and nothing bad happens when you’re doing the right thing.
Governor Morris: Is this your personal theory? 'Cause I can shoot holes in it.
Stephen Myers: Well there's exceptions to every rule... | permalink

Stephen Myers: I'm in. I'm coming to work for you.
Tom Duffy: Revenge makes people unpredictable. We can't have that.
Stephen Myers: What if I had something else?
Tom Duffy: Like what?
Stephen Myers: Something big. | permalink

Stephen Myers: I'll do or say anything if I believe in it, but I have to believe in the cause. | permalink

Paul Zara: There's only one thing I value and that's loyalty. And without it, you're nothing. | permalink

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The Ides of March Quotes

Ida Horowicz: If your boy wins, you get a job in the White House. He loses? You're back at a consulting firm.
Stephen Myers: He has to win.

I've worked on more campaigns than most people have by the time they're 40. He's the only one that's actually going to make a difference in people's lives.

Stephen Myers

The Ides of March Review

The Ides of March, based on the play Farragut North, is the fourth directorial effort for George Clooney. And like his most successful,...

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