Gandhi
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Margaret Bourke-White: So you really are going to Pakistan then? You are a stubborn man.
Gandhi: I'm simply going to prove to Hindus here and Muslims there that the only devils in the world are those running around in our own hearts. And that is where all our battles ought to be fought.
Margaret Bourke-White: So what kind of warrior have you been in that warfare?
Gandhi: Not a very good one. That's why I have so much tolerance for the other scoundrels of the world.

Gandhi: An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Gandhi: They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me, then they will have my dead body. not MY obedience.

Kasturba Gandhi: I say with Gandhiji: There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.

Nehru: Think of what you can do by living, that you cannot do by dying... What do you want?
Gandhi: That the fighting will stop. That you make me believe it will never start again.

Gandhi: I, for one, have never advocated passive anything. We must never sumbit to such laws. And I think our resistance must be active and provocative.

Vince Walker: You're an ambitious man, Mr. Gandhi.
Gandhi: I hope not.

Gandhi: Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Gandhi: You're a temptress.
Margaret Bourke-White: Just an admirer.
Gandhi: Nothing is more dangerous, especially for an old man.

Gandhi: There are no goodbyes for us, Charlie. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.

Gandhi: We must defy the British... Not with violence that will inflame their will but with a firmness that will open their eyes. English factories make the cloth that makes our poverty. All those who wish to make the English see bring me the cloth from Manchester and Leeds that you wear today and we will light a fire that will be seen in Delhi, and in London.

Nehru: He told the press he'd support the British in the war.
Prakash: That's non-violence for you.

Gandhi: I have friends who keep telling me how much it costs them to keep me in poverty.

Hindu: Bapu! Bapu! Bapu, please don't do it.
Gandhi: What do you want me not to do? Not to meet with Mr. Jinnah? I am a Muslim, and a Hindu, and a Christian, and a Jew, and so are all of you. When you wave those flags and shout, you send fear into the hearts of your brothers. That is not the India I want! Stop it! For God's sake stop it.

Gandhi: Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.

Lord Irwin, Viceroy: Mr. Gandhi will find that it takes a great deal more than a pinch of salt to bring down the British Empire.

Nehru: Bapuji, the whole country is moving.
Gandhi: Yes. But in what direction?

Soldier: Mr. Gandhi, sir. I have been instructed to inquire the subject of your speech tonight.
Gandhi: The value of goat's milk in daily diet. But you can be sure that I will also speak against war.

Gandhi: Where there's injustice, I always believed in fighting. The question is, do you fight to change things or to punish? For myself, I've found we're all such sinners, we should leave punishment to God. And if we really want to change things, there are better things than derailing trains or slashing someone with a sword.

Brigadier: You don't think we're just going to walk out of India.
Gandhi: Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.

Continuity mistake: The woman reporter was walking behind Gandhi at the beginning of the movie. At the end, in the "repeat," she wasn't.

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Trivia: For his role in Gandhi, Kingsley became the first actor of Indian descent to win an Oscar for an acting role.

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