60+ Nathan Algren Quotes From The Last Samurai That You Just Cannot Miss

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Nathan Algren is a character from The Last Samurai who is a movie that has been directed and also co-produced by Edward Zwick, and the screenplay has been written with Marshall Herskovitz and John Logan. This movie stars Tom Cruise, and it had been co-produced with Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Tony Goldwyn, Billy Connolly, Koyuki, Shin Koyamada and  Hiroyuki Sanada.

Tom Cruise plays a US Captain of the Cavalry Regiment, and his personal and also the emotional conflicts and this brings him into contact with samurai warriors. This movie’s plot had been inspired by the Satsuma Rebellion that had been led by Saigō Takamori, and also the westernization of Japan by a lot of foreign powers, and in the movie, the United States is shown as the primary force behind westernization.

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“I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.”

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“You want me to kill Jappos, I’ll kill Jappos.”

Nathan Algren famous quotes “I should have died so many times before.”

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“There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future.”

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“There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future.”

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“My thanks, on behalf of those who died in the name of better mechanical amusements and commercial opportunities.”

“Imagine someone who hates you with the utmost intensity grabbing a handful of your hair while you’re lying prostrate and helpless. Then scraping the dull
blade of a rusty knife across you scalp. And let your imagination grasp if you can, Mr. Graham, the effect that a strong, quick jerk on the turf of your hair
to release any clinging particles would have on your nervous system.”

“You want me to kill the enemies of Jappos, I’ll kill the enemies of Jappos. Rebs or Sioux or Cheyenne; for 500 bucks a month I’ll kill whoever you want. But
keep one thing in mind: I’d happily kill you for free.”

“[to the Silent Samurai] I know why you don’t talk. You’re angry. You’re angry because they make you wear a dress.”

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“[speaking with the Silent Samurai, after being beaten to the ground by Uijo] I just realized, I’ve been remiss. Forgive me, I forgot to thank you for looking out for me yesterday. That is your job, correct? Protecting me. Well done ‘Bob.’ You don’t mind if I call you Bob, do you? I knew a Bob once; God, he was ugly as a mule. Are you a ladies man, Bob?”

“[kneeling in front of Emperor] If you believe me to be your enemy, command me, and I will gladly take my life.”

“[narrating] Winter, 1877. What does it mean to be Samurai? To devote yourself utterly to a set of moral principles. To seek a stillness of your mind. And to
master the way of the sword.”

“[narrating] Spring, 1877. This marks the longest I’ve stayed in one place since I left the farm at 17. There is so much here I will never understand. I’ve
never been a church going man, and what I’ve seen on the field of battle has led me to question God’s purpose. But there is indeed something spiritual in
this place. And though it may forever be obscure to me, I cannot but be aware of its power. I do know that it is here that I’ve known my first untroubled
sleep in many years.”

“They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake, they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such
discipline.”

“[narrating] May 25, 1877. This will be the last entry in this journal. I have tried to give a true accounting of what I have seen, what I have done. I do not presume to understand the course of my life. I know I am grateful to have partaken of this, even if for a moment.”

“[Referring to Katsumoto] I will tell you how he lived.”

“What does it say?”

“If they come here, yes.”

“Because they come to destroy what I have come to love.”

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“[narrating] They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seem such discipline. I am surprised to learn that the word Samurai means, ‘to serve’, and that Katsumoto believes his rebellion to be in the service of the Emperor.”

“[shouting] What do you want from me?”

“You want me to kill THE ENEMIES of Jappos, I’ll kill THE ENEMIES of Jappos… Rebs, or Sioux, or Cheyenne… For 500 bucks a month I’ll kill whoever you want. But keep one thing in mind: I’d happily kill you for free.”

“Dead to the last man.”

“I will miss our conversations.”

“There is Life in every breath…”

“This is Katsumoto’s sword. He would have wanted you to have it. He hoped with his dying breath that you would remember his ancestors who held this sword, and what they died for. May the strength of the Samurai be with you always.”

“I should have died so many time before.”

“He fought with the Samurai?”

“I killed her husband?”

“Well done, sergeant.”

“So you will take your own life? In shame? Shame for a life of service? Discipline? Compassion?”

“Necessary? What could be more necessary?”

“Then let it be your enemy’s.”

“What else has she told you?”

“Every soldier has nightmares.”

“You have no idea what I have done.”

“[narrating] Winter, 1877. What does it mean to be Samurai? To devote yourself utterly to a set of moral principles. To seek a stillness of your mind. And to master the way of the sword.”

“Don’t you have a rebellion to lead?”

“He was a lieutenant colonel. His name was Custer.”

“Oh, yes. Many warriors.”

“No. No, he wasn’t a good general. He was arrogant and foolhardy. And he got massacred because he took a single battalion against two thousand angry Indians.”

“Two hundred and eleven.”

“He was a murderer who fell in love with his own legend. And his troopers died for it.”

“Well, maybe you can have one just like it someday.”

“I’ve seen what you do to your enemies.”

“They don’t cut the heads off defeated, kneeling men.”

“[puzzeled] “Too many mind?”

“[pretending getting it] No mind.”

“[grabs firewood basket] I am not Japanese”

“Sergeant Gant, report to the rear and see to the disposition of the supply trains.”

“Sergeant Gant, did you hear my order?”

“Good, then you will obey it. Now!”

“[narrating] Spring, 1877. This marks the longest I’ve stayed in one place since I left the farm at 17. There is so much here I will never understand. I’ve never been a church going man, and what I’ve seen on the field of battle has led me to question God’s purpose. But there is indeed something spiritual in this place. And though it may forever be obscure to me, I cannot but be aware of its power. I do know that it is here that I’ve known my first untroubled sleep in many years.”

“How’s your poem coming?”

“I’ll look for you on the field.”

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“Your highness… if you believe me to be your enemy, command me, and I will gladly take my life”

“Read a book.”

“There was once a battle at a place called Thermopylae, where three hundred brave Greeks held off a Persian army of a million men… a million, you understand this number?”

“[Narrating] I have been hired to suppress the rebellion of yet another tribal leader. Apparently, this is the only job for which I am suited. I am beset by the ironies of my life.”

“Mr. Graham. Tell this man to fire at me.”

“Tell this man that if he does not shoot me, I will kill him.”

“The President of the United States?”

“C’mon, I’ll take you home.”

“I have questions.”

“I suppose we should be grateful they’re all firing in the same direction.”

“Bob.”

“[Algren’s ‘conversations’ with the Silent Samurai] I know why you don’t talk. Because you’re angry. You’re angry because they make you wear a dress.”

“[later, after being beaten to the ground by Uijo] I just realized, I’ve been remiss. Forgive me, I forgot to thank you for protecting me yesterday. That is your job right? Protecting me. Well done ‘Bob.’ You don’t mind if I call you Bob, do you? I knew a Bob once; God, he was ugly as a mule. Are you a ladies man, Bob?”

“My thanks, on behalf of those who died in the name of better mechanical amusements and commercial opportunities.”

“[shouting] What the hell am I doing here?”

“[Flatly] Yes indeed.”

“Who sent those men to kill you? Was it the Emperor? Omura?”

“So it was Omura.”

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