Popular Lawrence of Arabia Quotes
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.
Jackson Bentley: Yes, it was my privilege to know him and to make him known to the world. He was a poet, a scholar and a mighty warrior. Jackson Bentley: He was also the most shameless exhibitionist since Barnum & Bailey.
Tafas: [talking of Britain] Is that a desert country? T.E. Lawrence: No Tafas: You are not fat? T.E. Lawrence: No. I'm different.
Auda abu Tayi: I am Auda abu Tayi! Does Auda serve? Howeitat tribesmen: NO! Auda abu Tayi: Does Auda abu Tayi serve? Howeitat tribesmen: NO! 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!
General Allenby: I thought I was a hard man, sir. Prince Feisal: You are merely a general. I must be a king.
I pray that I may never see the desert again. Hear me, God.T.E. Lawrence
Club Secretary: I say, Lawrence. You are a clown! T.E. Lawrence: Ah, well, we can't all be lion tamers.
General 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.
General Allenby: I'm promoting you Major. T.E. Lawrence: I don't think that's a very good idea.
Sherif Ali: What is your name? T.E. Lawrence: My name is for my friends. None of my friends is a murderer!
Damn it, Lawrence! Who do you take your orders from?Colonel Brighton
T.E. Lawrence: I killed two people. One was... yesterday? He was just a boy and I led him into quicksand. The other was... well, before Aqaba. I had to execute him with my pistol, and there was something about it that I didn't like. General Allenby: That's to be expected. T.E. Lawrence: No, something else. General Allenby: Well, then let it be a lesson. T.E. Lawrence: No... something else. General Allenby: What then? T.E. Lawrence: I enjoyed it.