Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert (2015)

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Gertrude Bell: England needs to get out of its colonies sooner rather than later.
Col. T.E. Lawrence: I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.

Gertrude Bell: Paradise has no time, age or sanctuary. Awaits us.

Gertrude Bell: I operate for no-one.
Sir Mark Sykes: What is it then that attracts you to the Bedouin out there?
Gertrude Bell: Something that you and your world you can not ever understand. It's their freedom. It's their dignity. It's their poetry of life.

Charles Doughty-Wylie: Will you write to me?
Gertrude Bell: Yes, I'll write to you from every post office in the desert.

Charles Doughty-Wylie: Love is a tyrant, sparing none.

Gertrude Bell: Even if you do not hear from me for several months, pay no attention and send no-one.
Charles Doughty-Wylie: The Druzes will take you for a spy.
Gertrude Bell: Yes, well maybe I am. Maybe I am a spy. But I am a spy for no-one. No one but myself.

Gertrude Bell: Nightingale with drops in heart bleed. A fed red rose. Then came the wind. And catching her, jealous branches. I have coiled heart with a hundred thorns.

Factual error: The Victoria Cross is said to be "only for fallen heroes", which is how Gertrude immediately knows that Wylie is dead. But one does not have to be dead to be awarded the VC; many people have survived to be awarded it.

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