ـ "... إن فى الإنسان منطقة عجيبة سحيقة لا تصل إليها الفضيلة ولا الرذيلة ، ولا تشع فيها شمس العقل والإرادة ، ولا ينطق لسان المنطق ، ولا تطاع القوانين والأوضاع ، ولا تتداول فيها لغة أو تستخدم كلمة ... إنما هى مملكة نائية عن عالم الألفاظ والمعاني ... كل مافيها شفاف هفاف يأتي بالأعاجيب فى طرفة عين ... يكفي أن ترن فى أرجائها نبرة ، أو تبرق لمحة ، أو ينشر شذا عطر ، حتى يتصاعد من أعماقها فى لحظة من الإحساسات والصور والذكريات ، ما يهز كياننا ويفتح نفوسنا على أشياء لا قبل لنا بوصفها ، ولا بتجسيدها ، ولو لجأ إلى أدق العبارات و أبرع اللغات ... " ـ

توفيق الحكيم

Within man lies a deep wondrous spot, to which neither virtue nor vice can reach. Upon which the sun of reason and will never rises. In which the mouth of logic never speaks, the laws and rules are never obeyed, and not a language is used nor a word is ever spoken.
It is a distant Kingdom, beyond words and meanings. With everything is a sheer murmur offering wonders in a blink. From the depths of which, suffice a single tone or a flash of mind or a scent of a perfum, to allow rise of emotions, pictures and memories, a rising that will shake our being and open ourselves to things we can neither describe nor materialize even if we used the most refined of phrases or the most skillful of languages.

Tawfiq Al-Hakim.
(My humble transalation of the arabic text)

Friday, April 20, 2007

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

Athos: The next time we meet, one of us will die!
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Athos: You have the heart of a king.
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Athos: You want me to do the impossible and you want me to do it alone?
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Athos: What gives you the right to judge me, to play God with the lives of others? Is it because you're so much holier than everyone else?
Aramis: Well yes, there is that. But also because I'm more intelligent than anybody else.
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Porthos: Aramis, is this the way to hell?
Aramis: Hell may be our destination, but not this trip.
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Queen Anne: Bless me Father, for I have sinned.
Aramis: So have I.
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Aramis: I'm a genius, not an engineer.
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Queen Anne: Aramis!
Aramis: I have come to ask whether you believe that just as one lie can destroy a life, so one truth can make it whole again.
Queen Anne: I have prayed every day for such a miracle.
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Arami: I have prayed every day for forgiveness. But now I realize that forgiveness must come from you before it can come from God.
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D'Artagnan: Even if I could give up my king, I could never give up... my son.
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Phillippe: I've worn that mask so long I don't feel safe without it.
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Phillippe: I wear the mask. It does not wear me.
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King Louis XIV: Riots? But Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. Why would my people feel anything but pride and contentment?
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King Louis XIV: There is more of me to love than a crown.
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King Louis XIV: I may be a young king, but I am king!
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Christine: I shall burn in Hell. So will you.
King Louis XIV: No, no my love. You shall burn in hell. But not. For I am King... ordained by God!
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Lt. Andre: All my life, all I ever wanted to be was him.
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Lt. Andre: Musketeers, SLAUTE
[they raise flags and draw swords into an arch]
Musketiers: ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL

3 comments:

М€ŝЋМΣŞĦ said...

i like that movie
one of my favorites

lastknight said...

best of alexander dumas stories .. I believe

Mmm! said...

This version in combining the Three Musketeers with the man in Iron Mask mystery , i liked the acting very much and the quotes i've chosen are very good i suppose.