Quotes from the Movie The Manchurian Candidate

You know how much the guys in the outfit hated me. Well, not as much as I hated them, of course.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw

Twelve days of Christmas! One day of Christmas is loathsome enough!

Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw

My mother, Ben, is a terrible woman. A terrible, terrible woman... You know, Ben, it's a terrible thing to hate your mother. But I didn't always hate her. When I was a child, I only kind of disliked her. But after what she did to Jocie and me, that's when I began to hate her... Jocie Jordan - Senator Jordan's daughter... Thomas Jordan's daughter and Johnny Iselin's step-son... Years later, I realized, Ben, that I am not very loveable... Some people are loveable and some people are not loveable. I am not loveable. Oh, but I was very loveable with Jocie. Ben, you can't believe how loveable I was.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw

You just cannot believe, Ben, how loveable the whole damn thing was. All summer long, we were together. I was loveable, Jocie was loveable, the Senator was loveable, the days were loveable, the nights were loveable, and everybody was loveable - except, of course, my mother.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw

She won, of course. She always does. I could never beat her. I still can't... I'm not loveable. But I loved her. I did love her. I do love her.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw

I despise John Iselin and everything that Iselin-ism has come to stand for. I think if John Iselin were a paid Soviet agent, he could not do more to harm this country than he's doing now.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw

We flew to Maryland last night. We got married. We just got back...There we were, the Queen of Diamonds and me looking like, I don't know, like Gaucho Marx... Ben, I just made a joke. Not a very good joke, I admit, but a joke. Ben, in all the years that you've known me, have you ever heard me make a joke? Well, I just made one. Gaucho Marx! Me! Ha! Big day! Mark that down in your book. Raymond Shaw got married and he made a joke. Gaucho Marx.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw

Have you noticed that the human race is divided into two distinct, irreconciliable groups? Those who walk into rooms and automatically turn television sets on, and those who walk into rooms and automatically turn them off. You know, the problem is, they usually marry each other which naturally causes a great deal of...

Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw

I'm gonna beat that vile, slandering, son-of-a-numbskull to a bloody pulp.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw

You couldn't have stopped them, the army couldn't have stopped them. So I had to.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw

Intelligence officer. Stupidity officer is more like it. Pentagon wants to open a Stupidity Division, they know who they can get to lead it.

Major Bennett Ben Marco

Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

Major Bennett Ben Marco

I will make my report on the patrol... I will recommend urgently that Raymond Shaw be posted to the Medal of Honor. He saved our lives and took out a complete company of Chinese infantry.

Major Bennett Ben Marco

I tell ya, there's something phony going on. There's something phony about me, about Raymond Shaw, about the whole Medal of Honor business... I said: 'Raymond Shaw is the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life, and even now I feel that way - this minute. And yet, somewhere in the back of my mind, something tells me it's not true. It's just not true. It isn't as if Raymond's hard to like. He's impossible to like. In fact, he's probably one of the most repulsive human beings I've ever known in my whole - all of my life.

Major Bennett Ben Marco

What was Raymond doing with his hands?... How did the old ladies turn into Russians?... What were you doing there?

Major Bennett Ben Marco

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