Quotes from Christopher Plummer movies and TV shows

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Playboy Interviewer: It's been reported that you're the first man in history with a fortune in excess of a billion dollars.
J. Paul Getty: I have no idea. But, if you can count your money you're not a billionaire.

J. Paul Getty: They say you never really know someone until you have divorced them.
Fletcher Chase: I wish I knew that three marriages ago.

J. Paul Getty: A man who has children gives hostages to fortune.

J. Paul Getty: When a man gets wealthy, he has to deal with the problems of freedom. All the choices he could possibly want. An abyss opens up. Well, I watched that abyss. I watched it ruin men, marriages, but most of all, it ruins the children.

Oliver: You re-wrote Jesus' death?
Hal: Ah, it was far too violent. We need new stories.

Hal: Well, let's say.
Oliver: Arthur, down.
Hal: ...let's say since you were little, and... and you... you always dreamed of... of someday getting a lion, and you wait and you wait and you wait and you wait, and the lion doesn't come. Then along comes a giraffe. You can be alone, or you can be with the giraffe.
Oliver: I'd wait for the lion.
Hal: That's why I worry about you.

Hal: I don't want to be just theoretically gay. I want to do something about it.

Oliver: What did you do with my father? He was so polite.
Hal: Well, I invited him but he never returns my calls.

Frank Grubman: This is the second time I am in New Jersey, and I don't like it.

Henrik Vanger: You will be investigating thieves, misers, bullies. The most detestable collection of people that you will ever meet - my family.

Henrik Vanger: Soon you'll know us all too well, with my apologies.

Henrik Vanger: It was then that I noticed Harriet wasn't there. And she wasn't there the next morning, or the next, or the next 40 years.

Dr. Parnassus: Percy, what would I do without you?
Percy: Get a midget.

Dr. Parnassus: You can't stop a story being told.
Mr. Nick: That's a weak hypothesis.

Lowell Bergman: We've got a guy who wants to talk, but he's constrained. What if he were compelled?
Mike Wallace: Oh, torture. Great ratings.

Mike Wallace: Am I missing something?
John Harris: What do you mean, Mike?
Mike Wallace: I mean, he's got a corporate secrecy agreement - give me a break! I mean, this is a public health issue! Like an unsafe airframe on a passenger jet or some company dumping cyanide into the East River, issues like that! He can talk, we can air it! They've got no right to hide behind a "corporate agreement"! Pass the milk.

Mike Wallace: Who are these people?
Lowell Bergman: Ordinary people under extraordinary pressure, Mike. What the hell do you expect? Grace and consistency?

Mike Wallace: No that's fame. Fame has a fifteen minute half-life, infamy lasts a little longer.

Mike Wallace: Sheikh Fadlallah. Thank you so much for seeing us. Are you a terrorist?
Sheikh Fadlallah: Mr. Wallace, I am a servant of God.
Mike Wallace: A servant of God? Really? Americans believe that you, as an Islamic fundamentalist, that you are a leader who contributed to the bombing of the US Embassy.

Mike Wallace: You cut it! You cut the guts out of what I said.
Eric Kluster: It was a time consideration, Mike.
Mike Wallace: Time? Bullshit! You corporate lackey! Who told you your incompetent little fingers had the requisite skills to edit me?

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