Christof: We've become bored with watching actors give us phony emotions. We are tired of pyrotechnics and special effects. While the world he inhabits is, in some respects, counterfeit, there's nothing fake about Truman himself. No scripts, no cue cards. It isn't always Shakespeare, but it's genuine. It's a life...

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State Trooper: [sobbing] Please! I have a wife and kids. Please!

Thelma: You do? Well, you're lucky. You be sweet to 'em, especially your wife. My husband wasn't sweet to me. Look how I turned out...

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You know why they call them Indians? Because Columbus thought he was in India. They're "Indians" because some white guy got lost...

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An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba...

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I don't know if I started drinking 'cause my wife left me or my wife left me 'cause I started drinking, but f#?% it anyway...

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What's the Czech for "Do you love him"?

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Harold M. Abrahams: If I can't win, I won't run!

Sybil Gordon: If you don't run, you can't win...

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[challenged to say if he considers anything holy]

Henry Drummond: Yes. The individual human mind. In a child's power to master the multiplication table, there is more sanctity than in all your shouted "amens" and "holy holies" and "hosannas." An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man's knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters...

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Dr. Threeply: Any questions?

Doc Sportello: [in regards to Puck Beaverton] Is that a swastika on that man's face?

Dr. Threeply: No, it isn't. That's an ancient Hindu symbol meaning "all is well". It brings good fortune, luck and well-being...

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