General Allenby: I've got orders to obey, thank God. Not like that poor devil. He's riding the whirlwind. Mr. Dryden: Let's hope we're not.

Mr. Dryden: Lawrence, only two kinds of creature get fun in the desert T.E. Lawrence: No, Dryden, it's going to be fun. Mr. Dryden: It is recognized that you have a funny sense of fun.

Does it surprise you, Mr Bentley? Surely, you know the Arabs are a barbarous people. Barbarous and cruel. Who but they! Who but they!

Sherif Ali

My lord, I think... I think your book is right. 'The desert is an ocean in which no oar is dipped' and on this ocean the Bedu go where they please and strike where they please. This is the way the Bedu have always fought. You're famed throughout the world for fighting in this way and this is the way you should fight now!

T.E. Lawrence

Which is why my father made this war upon the Turks. My father, Mr Lawrence, not the English. But my father is old and I... I long for the vanished gardens of Cordoba. However, before the gardens must come the fighting.

Prince Feisal

No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees. There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing.

Prince Feisal

Truly, for some men nothing is written unless THEY write it.

Sherif Ali

Prince Feisal: Gasim's time has come, Lawrence. It is written. T.E. Lawrence: Nothing is written. Sherif Ali: You will not be at Aqaba, English! Go back, blasphemer... but you will not be at Aqaba! T.E. Lawrence: I shall be at Aqaba. That, IS written. T.E. Lawrence: In here.

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T.E. Lawrence: It's my manner, sir. General Murray: Your manner? T.E. Lawrence: Yes. It looks insubordinate, but it isn't really.

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

Jackson Bentley: Never saw a man killed with a sword before. T.E. Lawrence: [contemptuously] Why don't you take a picture? Jackson Bentley: Wish I had.

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.

T.E. Lawrence

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Lawrence of Arabia Quotes

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.

Prince Feisal

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