Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Quotes
Colonel John Lawrence: [to Yonoi] It's your gods. It's your bloody, awful, stinking gods. They made you what you are. May they rot away in the filthy hell they came from!
Sgt. Gengo Hara: Today, I am Father Christmas.
Group Capt. Hicksley: You know you don't have to obey this man, Lawrence.
Colonel Lawrence: Well, I'm the liaison officer, so I'm liaising.
Colonel John Lawrence: There are times when victory is very hard to take.
Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers: Look, why don't I have a defense council? Excactly what kind of trial are you giving me? This whole thing's a bloody farce.
President of the Court: [In Japanese] The previous comments are to be struck from the protocol.
Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers: Lawrence... We're going walkies.
Colonel John Lawrence: Jack...
Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers: Now listen, we're getting out of here. You're going over my shoulder.
Colonel John Lawrence: We can't, Jack. The tube line doesn't come out this far.
Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers: It's okay. Everything's all right. Captain Yonoi gave me a Persian rug.
[Jack is being led to the firing squad]
Lt. Ito: [Chuckles] Can you guess what I'm thinking?
Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers: Yes, I think so. Can you?
Captain Yunoi: To be or not to be, that is the question.
Group Capt. Hicksley: [about something Yonoi just said] What the hell's Gyo?
Colonel Lawrence: Uh... It's a Japanese word for laziness.
Group Capt. Hicksley: Laziness! Jesus Christ, what makes he...
Colonel Lawrence: Why don't you listen? He means spiritual laziness, and he believes that if he takes away the food and the water, then he also takes away the nourishment of laziness.
Group Capt. Hicksley: You don't believe this bull shit!
Colonel Lawrence: I don't fucking know! Sir, I will tell you something that may surprise you! If we'll do it, he'll do it.
Colonel Lawrence: God, I wish they'd stop hitting me.
Sgt. Gengo Hara: Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence!