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Fear and Desire

Fear and Desire(1953)

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Quotes

  • Private Sidney  

    If you have to hate me, please try to like me also.

  • Lieutenant Corby  

    We spend our lives running our fingers down the lists in directories, looking for our real names, our permanent addresses. No man is an island?

  • Lieutenant Corby  

    Perhaps that was true a long time ago, before the Ice Age. The glaciers have melted away, and now we're all islands -- parts of a world made of islands only...

  • Narrator  

    There is war in this forest. Not a war that has been fought, or one that will be, but any war. And the enemies who struggle here do not exist, unless we call them into being. This forest, then, and all that happens now is outside history. Only the unchanging shapes of fear -- and doubt -- and death -- are from our world. These soldiers that you see keep our language and our time, but have no other country but the mind.

  • Lieutenant Corby  

    You know, there's nothing so refreshing as an afternoon outdoors in enemy territory. It's really too bad that the sun doesn't burn us green instead of brown - camouflage.

  • Lieutenant Corby  

    Cold stew on a blazing island. We've just made a perfect definition of war, Mac.