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Seven Samurai Movie Quotes

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Best Seven Samurai quotes, with movie clips, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from Seven Samurai collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list. Quotations from movies are repeated all the time in other movies, on television, in speeches and in day-to-day life, so having a good knowledge of good movie quotes (and having resources useful to search movie quotes) have become essential. Many of the most notable quotes come from sources you may not even know about, some could even be the most memorable Schindler's List quotes or come from some of the other most quotable movies of all time.

Regarded as one of the best movies of all time, Seven Samurai is one of director Akira Kurosawa's best known films and one that played spectaularly well to American audiences. The tale of a village under attack by bandits which finds salvation under the protection and tutelage of seven unemployed samurai was nominated for two Academy Awards and has one of the best penultimate fight scenes in film as the seven samurai take on 40 bandits.

This list includes all the best Seven Samurai lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous Seven Samurai quotes are here.
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    This is our battle

    This is our battle
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    Kambei Shimada: Go to the north. The decisive battle will be fought there.
    Gorobei Katayama: Why didn't you build a fence there?
    Kambei Shimada: A good fort needs a gap. The enemy must be lured in. So we can attack them. If we only defend, we lose the war.
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    It's not hard to kill enemies

    It's not hard to kill enemies
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    Heihachi Hayashida: Haven't you ever seen anyone cut firewood before?
    Gorobei Katayama: You seem to enjoy it.
    Heihachi Hayashida: That's just the way I am. Yah!
    Gorobei Katayama: You're good!
    Heihachi Hayashida: Not really. It's a lot harder than killing enemies. Yah!
    Gorobei Katayama: Have you killed many?
    Heihachi Hayashida: Since it's impossible to kill them all - yah!
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    Save yourselves

    Save yourselves
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    Kambei Shimada: This is the nature of war. By protecting others, you save yourselves.
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    I am no kid

    I am no kid
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    Kambei Shimada: You embarrass me. You're overestimating me. Listen, I'm not a man with any special skill, but I've had plenty of experience in battles; losing battles, all of them. In short, that's all I am. Drop such an idea for your own good.
    Katsushiro: No Sir, my decision has been made. I'll follow you sir.
    Kambei Shimada: I forbid it. I can't afford to take a kid with me.
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