Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Last Samurai Movie Quotes


Some memorable quotes from The Last Samurai (2003)

Simon Graham: [narrating] They say Japan was made by a sword. They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan. I say, Japan was made by a handful of brave men. Warriors, willing to give their lives for what seems to have become a forgotten word: honor.

Emperor Meiji: Tell me how he died.
Algren: I will tell you how he lived.

Algren: There is Life in every breath...
Katsumoto: That is, Bushido.

Algren: I will miss our conversations.

Katsumoto: I have introduced myself. You have introduced yourself. This is a very good conversation.

Algren: I killed her husband?
Katsumoto: It was a good death.

Katsumoto: You believe a man can change his destiny?
Algren: I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.

Algren: You want me to kill Jappos, I'll kill Jappos.
Colonel Bagley: I'm not asking you to kill anybody.
Algren: You want me to kill THE ENEMIES of Jappos, I'll kill THE ENEMIES of Jappos... Rebs, or Sioux, or Cheyenne... For 500 bucks a month I'll kill whoever you want. But keep one thing in mind: I'd happily kill you for free.

Algren: How's your poem coming?
Katsumoto: The end is proving difficult.

Katsumoto: The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.

Algren: There was once a battle at a place called Thermopylae, where three hundred brave Greeks held off a Persian army of a million men... a million, you understand this number?
Katsumoto: I understand this number.

Algren: There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future.

Katsumoto: You do not have to die here.
Algren: I should have died so many times before.

Katsumoto: What happened at the battle of Thermopylae?
Algren: Death to the last man!
Katsumoto: [smiling] Excellent!

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