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The Best Lord of War Quotes  

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The best Lord of War quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Lord of War, with the help of your votes. Starring Nicolas Cage and Jared Leto, Lord of War was directed by Andrew Niccol and released in 2005.

What is your favorite Lord of War quote? One memorable line was when Yuri Orlov said, "We're doing nothing with our lives! I mean- it's a sh*t! It's a sh*t!" Another great line from Lord of War is, "Did you ever consider that I wanted both sides to lose? Bullets change governments far surer than votes. You're in the wrong place, my young friend; this is no place for amateurs,"  spoken by Simeon Weisz.

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Doing Nothing's Better is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of War Quotes
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Doing Nothing's Better

Vitaly Orlov: Yuri, what the f*ck do you know about guns?
Yuri Orlov: I know which end I'd rather be on.
Vitaly Orlov: What, are you thinking of opening a gun shop?
Yuri Orlov: Already more of those in America than McDonald's. Even with all the gangs around here, the margins are too low.
Vitaly Orlov: You've worked out the margins?
Yuri Orlov: I've already made the first sale. We're already in business.
Vitaly Orlov: We?
Yuri Orlov: I need a partner.
Vitaly Orlov: I don't know, Yuri- I don't know...
Yuri Orlov: Vitaly, I've tasted your borsch- you're no f*cking chef! I can eat in the restaurant for free and I still don't eat there!
Vitaly Orlov: F*ck you!
Yuri Orlov: We're doing nothing with our lives! I mean- it's a sh*t! It's a sh*t!
Vitaly Orlov: It's true. But maybe doing nothing's better than doing this.

 

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Already There is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of War Quotes
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Already There

Yuri Orlov: Enjoy it.
Jack Valentine: What?
Yuri Orlov: This. Tell me I'm everything you despise. That I'm the personification of evil. That I'm what- responsible for the breakdown of the fabric of society and world order. I'm a one-man genocide. Say everything you want to say to me now. Because you don't have long.
Jack Valentine: Are you crazy? Or just plain delusional? I don't think you fully appreciate the seriousness of your situation! You are gonna spend the next ten years of your life going from a cell to a courtroom before you even start serving your time!
Yuri Orlov: My family has disowned me. My wife and son have left me. And my brother's dead. I can assure you I appreciate the seriousness of my situation. But I promise you- I won't spend a single second in a courtroom.
Jack Valentine: You are delusional.
Yuri Orlov: I like you, Jack.Well, maybe not, but- I understand you. Let me tell you what's gonna happen. This way you can prepare yourself. Okay. Soon there's gonna be a knock on that door and you will be called outside. In the hall there will be a man who outranks you. First, he'll compliment you on the fine job you've done, that you're making the world a safer place, that you're to receive a commendation and a promotion. And then he's going to tell you that I am to be released. You're going to protest... you'll probably threaten to resign. But in the end, I will be released. The reason I'll be released is the same reason you think I'll be convicted. I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today. But some of those men are the enemies of your enemies. And while the biggest arms dealer in the world is your boss, the President of the United States, who ships more merchandise in a day than I do in a year... sometimes it's embarrassing to have his fingerprints on the guns. Sometimes he needs a freelancer like me to supply forces he can't be seen supplying. So ... you call me evil. But unfortunately for you, I'm a necessary evil.
Jack Valentine: I would tell you to go to Hell, but I think you're already there.

 

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No Place For Amateurs

Simeon Weisz: I don't think you and I are in the same business. You think I just sell guns, don't you? I don't. I take sides.
Yuri: But in the Iran-Iraq War, you sold guns to both sides.
Simeon Weisz: Did you ever consider that I wanted both sides to lose? Bullets change governments far surer than votes. You're in the wrong place, my young friend; this is no place for amateurs.

 

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My Way

Yuri Orlov: I know you're planning a new offensive. If you can delay a week, I can get you armored personnel carriers. They'll greatly reduce your casualties, and give you a significant strategic advantage.
Andre Baptiste Sr.: You know, they call me the Lord of War. But perhaps it is you.
Yuri Orlov: It's not "Lord of War", it's "Warlord".
Andre Baptiste Sr.: Thank you, but I prefer it my way.

 

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