Quotes from the Movie The Constant Gardener

It's like it's a marriage of convenience and all it produces are dead offspring.

Tessa Quayle

Sorry, I've just got one question: Whose map is Britain using when it completely ignores the United Nations and decides to invade Iraq? Or do you think it's more diplomatic to bend to the will of a superpower and politely take part in Vietnam the Sequel?

Tessa Quayle

I thought you spies knew everything.

Tessa Quayle

Exhausted? Mr.Quayle, they're not exactly exhausted, they're just lying in the way of the tanks!

Tessa Quayle

Big pharmaceuticals are right up there with the arms dealers.

Dr. Lorbeer

I only give the food to the women, Mr. Black. Women make the homes, men just make wars... and hooch. Adam was God's first draft He got it right with Eve. Tell that to your readers, Mr. Black.

Dr. Lorbeer

Do you no good to go poking around under rocks, Justin. Some very nasty things live under rocks, especially in foreign gardens.

Sir Bernard Pellegrin

So who has got away with murder? Not, of course, the British government. They merely covered up, as one does, the offensive corpses. Though not literally. That was done by person or persons unknown. So who has committed murder? Not, of course, the highly respectable firm of KDH Pharmaceutical, which has enjoyed record profits this quarter, and has now licensed ZimbaMed of Harare, to continue testing Dypraxa in Africa. No, there are no murders in Africa. Only regrettable deaths. And from those deaths we derive the benefits of civilization, benefits we can afford so easily... because those lives were bought so cheaply.

Arthur "Ham" Hammond

We can't involve ourselves in their lives, Tessa.

Justin Quayle

Be reasonable. There are millions of people, they all need help. It's what the agencies are here for.

Justin Quayle

Well, diplomats have to go where they're sent.

Justin Quayle

Well, I think Mr. Bernard would argue that when peaceful means are exhausted...

Justin Quayle

You're what passes for James Bond around here. Get Her Majesty's secret service to pull a few things. It's what you spies do, isn't it?

Sir Curtiss

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