7 Faces of Dr. Lao
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Dr. Lao: The whole world is a circus if you know how to look at it.

Dr. Lao: Now, Mr. Cunningham, do you suppose this garrulous intruder may be a... a swindler, perhaps, an assassin, a charlatan plotting some curious disaster for your town? Such characters exist, but they are secretive rather than mysterious. I, sir, am a major mystery.

Mike: How old are you?
Dr. Lao: I believe I will tell you. I am seven thousand, three hundred and twenty-two years old... this October.

Mayor James Sargent: He doesn't want to lose. Who does?
Clint Stark: I do. Mayor Sargent, every time I bet on weakness, corruption, fallibility... I want to lose. But I always win.

Lean Cowboy: Who's that, anyway?
Fat Cowboy: I don't know. Looked like a Jap to me.
Toothless Cowboy: Nah, he's Chinese.
Fat Cowboy: How do you know?
Toothless Cowboy: 'Cause I ain't stupid.

Giant Serpent: I wouldn't care to trade with you.
Clint Stark: Maybe not, but the point is, my scaly friend, that you are in a cage, while I'm free to walk about.
Giant Serpent: Oh, you have your cage, too. You test your bars just as often as I test mine, kiddo.

Clint Stark: I was like you once, long time ago. I believed in the dignity of man. Decency. Humanity. But I was lucky. I found out the truth early, boy.
Ed Cunningham: And what is the truth, Stark?
Clint Stark: It's all very simple. There's no such thing as the dignity of man. Man is a base, pathetic and vulgar animal.

Ed Cunningham: Now, come on, Doc! What kind of oriental hocus-pocus is going on around here? A circus with no wagons, no animals, no cages? A crazy old magician? What's it all about?

Dr. Lao: My specialty is wisdom. Do you know what wisdom is?
Mike: No sir.
Dr. Lao: Wise answer.

Clint Stark: Am I going to win?
Apollonius of Tyana: Yes.

Dr. Lao: Every time you pick up a grain of sand you hold a universe in the palm of your hand.

Trivia: In addition to portraying and voicing the eponymous 7 Faces (Dr. Lao, the Abominable Snowman, Merlin, Appolonius of Tyana, The Giant Serpent, Pan, and Medusa), actor Tony Randall also appeared without makeup in a two-second cameo, as a solemn spectator in the crowd, for a total of 8 roles in the film.

Charles Austin Miller
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