Quotes from the Movie Body of Lies

Do we belong there or do we not? It doesn't matter how you would answer that because we are there. We're tired, and we can't see the end. We can't even console ourselves that our enemy is just as tired as we are. Because they're not. It is a fallacy that prolonged war will weaken an occupied enemy. It most likely will make your enemy stronger. They get used to the deprivation, and they adapt and respond accordingly. While here at home with every death reported we have to deal with a public-opinion trajectory that slides rapidly from supportive to negative to downright hostile. People just get sick and tired of a moment's silence at a ball game.They just wanna be told that it's over.

Ed Hoffman

Our enemy has realized that they are fighting guys from the future. Now, ahem, it is as brilliant as it is infuriating. If you live like it's the past, and you behave like it's the past then guys from the future find it very hard to see you. If you throw away your cell phone, shut down your e-mail pass all your instructions face-to-face, hand-to-hand turn your back on technology and just disappear into the crowd No flags. No uniforms. You got your basic grunts on the ground there. They're looking going, "Who is it we're fighting?" In a situation like this, your friends dress just like your enemies and your enemies dress like your friends. What I need you to fully understand is that these people, they do not wanna negotiate. Not at all. They want the universal caliphate established across the face of the Earth and they want every infidel converted or dead.

Ed Hoffman

So, what's changed is that our allegedly unsophisticated enemy has caughten on to the factually unsophisticated truth...we're an easy target. We are an easy target and our world as we know it is a lot simpler to put to an end than you might think.

Ed Hoffman

People are stupid. Torture doesn't work. Under torture, a man will say almost anything to make the pain stop. You have experience with this, I am sure.

Hani

In this world there's enough poverty and frustration and anger and passion. There will never be a shortage of martyrs.

Al-Saleem

Hey, hey. Listen to me. I am not getting my head cut off on the Internet. If something happens, shoot me. Will you shoot me?

Bassam

I don't want to die. I want to go to America. I have a Ph.D., you know? And they want me... They want me to blow myself up.

Nazir

Ph.D. in what, chemistry?

Ferris

What do you know about radiological materials?

Ferris

Linguistic. I speak five languages. Five, you know?

Nazir

You are a rare and a delicate flower.

Ferris

[after executing Nazir,] In case you didn't see it, I executed him.

Ferris

You did what you had to do, If you hadn't, he would be describing you down to your eyebrows to them right now.

Ed

I did it, all right? It's done. I killed him.

Ferris

He was always gonna get killed no matter what he did. Besides, you'd milked him and he was dry. Excuse me. Ferris? Is your silence supposed to say something? Because you do know we're at war, right? Your friend, who you must have had some intense cross-cultural eye contact with was a terrorist a-hole, who turned out to be a coward who wanted to go to Disneyland.

Ed

Listen, Ed, we're going north now.

Ferris

I invented Omar Sadiki.It was my operation. He is not a jihadist, all right? I moved him around, I moved money around, and then I lost him.

Ferris

That is impossible.

Hani

Because it will mean that you sat in my office and you lied to my face.

Hani

Hani, I promise I will share all the information with you, all right? But they have kidnapped a friend of mine in order to get to me. Now, you know exactly who I'm talking about, Hani. Please, they're gonna execute her, all right? Please, help me broker a deal, her for me.

Ferris

You lied to me. I will not help you. The answer is no.

Hani

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