Quotes from the Movie Lord of War

There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?

Yuri Orlov

The first and most important rule of gun-running is, never get shot with your own merchandise.

Yuri Orlov

They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."

Yuri Orlov

Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947, more commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the worlds most popular assault rifle, a weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple nine pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood, it doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It will fire whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy even a child could use it, and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.

Yuri Orlov

The second rule of gun-running is always ensure you have a foolproof way of getting paid.

Yuri Orlov

The second rule of gun-running is always ensure you have a foolproof way of getting paid.

Yuri Orlov

You know who's going to inherit the world? Arms dealers. Because everyone else is too busy killing each other.

Yuri Orlov

I sell guns to every army but the Salvation Army.

Yuri Orlov

I helped the mujahideen when they were fighting my fellow Soviets. I did not sell to Osama bin Laden...not on any moral grounds, but back then he was always bouncing checks.

Yuri Orlov

There are two tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want. The other is getting it.

Yuri Orlov

I sell to leftists, and rightists. I sell to pacifists, but they're not the most regular customers.

Yuri Orlov

The problem with dating dream girls is that they have a tendency to become real.

Yuri Orlov

Funny how you always resort to your native tongue in times of anger. And in times of ecstasy.

Yuri Orlov

Selling a gun for the first time is a lot like having sex for the first time. You're excited but you don't really know what the hell you're doing. And some way, one way or another, it's over too fast.

Yuri Orlov

Some of the most successful relationships are based on lies and deceit. Since that's where they usually end up anyway, it's a logical place to start.

Yuri Orlov

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