Quotes from Ben Whishaw movies and TV shows

John Keats: Touch has a memory.
Fanny Brawne: I know it.

John Keats: In what stumbling ways a new soul is begun.

John Keats: I had such a dream last night. I was floating above the trees with my lips connected to those of a beautiful figure, for what seemed like an age. Flowery treetops sprung up beneath us and we rested on them with the lightness of a cloud.
Fanny Brawne: Who was the figure?
John Keats: I must have had my eyes closed because I can't remember.
Fanny Brawne: And yet you remember the treetops.
John Keats: Not so well as I remember the lips.
Fanny Brawne: Whose lips? Were they my lips?

Fanny Brawne: I still don't know how to work out a poem.
John Keats: A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore but to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out, it is a experience beyond thought. Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept the mystery.
Fanny Brawne: I love mystery.

John Keats: There is holiness in the heart's affection.

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Lili Elbe: So, what you're suggesting is that, uh, a doctor intervened. To correct a mistake in nature.
Henrik: He made you a woman.
Lili Elbe: No, God made me a woman. But the doctor... He... The doctor is curing me of the sickness that was my disguise.

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Arthur: Silence, experience shows, is what terrifies people most.

Arthur: Woody Guthrie was dead, Little Richard was becoming a preacher, so whether you're a folksinger or a Christian, Rock'n'Roll was the devil.

Arthur: Y'know, it's nature's will. And I'm against nature. I don't dig nature at all.

Arthur: I accept chaos. I don't know whether it accepts me.

More I'm Not There. quotes

Herman Melville: Something else you've given me tonight.
Old Thomas Nickerson: And what's that?
Herman Melville: The courage to go where one does not want to go.

Old Thomas Nickerson: Take the money and leave! The devil's bargain.
Herman Melville: No, sir. The devil loves unspoken secrets. Especially those that fester in a man's soul.
Old Thomas Nickerson: What's yours?

More In the Heart of the Sea quotes

Paddington: Mrs Brown says that in London everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in. I think she must be right - because although I don't look like anyone else, I really do feel at home. I'll never be like other people, but that's all right, because I'm a bear. A bear called Paddington.

Paddington: Um, you're not using those ear brushes to clean your mouth are you, Mr Brown?

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Paddington: Aunt Lucy said, if we're kind and polite the world will be right.

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Jean-Baptiste Grenouille: You want to make this leather smell good, don't you?
Giuseppe Baldini: Why of course, and so it shall.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille: With Amor and Psyche by Pelissier?
Giuseppe Baldini: What ever gave you the absurd idea I would use someone else's perfume?
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille: It's all over you.

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille: What's a legend?

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Q: I can do more damage on my laptop in my pyjamas than you can do in a year in the field.
James Bond: Then what do you need me for?
Q: Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.
James Bond: Or not pulled. It's hard to know which in your pyjamas.

Bond: There's too many people, I can't see him.
Q: Welcome to rush hour on the tube.

Q: I'm your new quartermaster.
James Bond: You must be joking.

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