[after smashing his boss's office window] My loyalty! For twenty four years people have been trying to kill me! People who know how. Now do you think that’s because my dad was a Greek soda pop maker? Or do you think that's because I'm an American spy? Go fuck yourself, you fucking child!

Gust Avrakotos

These things happened. They were glorious and they changed the world... and then we fucked up the endgame.

Charlie Wilson

Gust Avrakotos: There's a little boy and on his 14th birthday he gets a horse... and everybody in the village says, "how wonderful. the boy got a horse" And the Zen master says, "we'll see." Two years later The boy falls off the horse, breaks his leg, and everybody in the village says, "how terrible." And the Zen master says, "We'll see." Then a war breaks out and all the young men have to go off and fight... except the boy can't cause his legs messed up. and everyone in the village says, "How wonderful."
Charlie Wilson: And the Zen master says, "We'll see."

Joanne Herring: Why is Congress saying one thing and doing nothing?
Charlie Wilson: Well, tradition mostly.

Larry Liddle: Does the Congressman only hire beautiful women?
Charlie's Angel #2: As the Congressman says, "you can teach them to type, but you can't teach them to grow tits."

The Congressman has never been to rehab. They don't serve whisky at rehab.

Charlie's Angel #4

I bugged the scotch bottle.

Gust Avrakotos

Charlie Wilson: You mean to tell me that the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is to have the Afghans keep walking into machine gun fire 'til the Russians run out of bullets?
Gust Avrakotos: That's Harold Holt's strategy, not U.S. strategy.
Charlie Wilson: What is U.S. strategy?
Gust Avrakotos: Most strictly speaking, we don't have one. But we're working on it.
Charlie Wilson: Who's 'we'?
Gust Avrakotos: Me and three other guys.

Charlie Wilson: You're no James Bond.
Gust Avrakotos: You're no Thomas Jefferson, either. Let's call it even.

I decided to stop pitying myself. Other than my eye, two things aren't paralyzed, my imagination and my memory.

Jean-Dominique Bauby

We're all children, we all need approval.

Jean-Dominique Bauby

A poet once said, "Only a fool laughs when nothing's funny"

Jean-Dominique Bauby

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