Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Almásy: What do you love?

Katharine Clifton: What do I love?

Almásy: Say everything.

Katharine Clifton: Water, with fish in it. Hedgehogs, I love hedgehogs. Marmite. Baths, but not with other people! Islands. I could go on all day.

Almásy: Go on all day.

Katharine Clifton: Your handwriting.

Almásy: And what else?

Katharine Clifton: A husband.

Almásy: What do you hate most?

Katharine Clifton: A lie. What do you hate most?

Almásy: Ownership. Being owned. When you leave here you should forget me.

[She adopts a look of disgust, pushing him away. She gets out of the tub, picks up her tattered dress and leaves.]

-The English Patient (1996).

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