Peter O’Toole RIP

Peter O’Toole has died. Lawrence of Arabia was always one of my favorite movies – a movie that supplies a quote for every situation.

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(No, I did not see it when it came out in 1962- I’m not that old). I can’t begin to say what quote suits me best:

Prince Feisal: There’s nothing further here for a warrior. We drive bargains. Old men’s work. Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men. Courage and hope for the future. Then old men make the peace. And the vices of peace are the vices of old men. Mistrust and caution. It must be so.

or, after putting a match out with his fingers:

William Potter: Ooh! It damn well ‘urts!

T.E. Lawrence: Certainly it hurts.

Officer: What’s the trick then?

T.E. Lawrence: The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.

 

 

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