Robert Levine Quotes
Total quotes (15)
Total quotes (15)
I was at every tavern in that town trying to find us spies, build out this thing we started. And every time I said my name, they knew my name. The first thing they said every time was your name. Like we was two halves of the same thing. I can't be your wife, Jack. But you and I are gonna be partners till they put us in the fucking ground.
This is how they survive. You must know this. You're too smart not to know this. They paint the world full of shadows... and then tell their children to stay close to the light. Their light. Their reasons, their judgments. Because in the darkness, there be dragons. But it isn't true. We can prove that it isn't true. In the dark, there is discovery, there is possibility, there is freedom in the dark once someone has illuminated it. And who has been so close to doing it as we are right now?
Flint: I'm gonna go and see Richard. He can help me recreate the schedule.
Gates: Richard Guthrie?
Gates: You think he's gonna help you?
Flint: Yes. Yes, I do.
Gates: Let's just for fun say that he doesn't. What then?
Flint: Then I'll forget about the schedule and go back to hunting fat, lazy merchantmen and everyone will be content.
Gates: This is one of those times where we pretend that we both don't know that you're lying.
Vane: Eleanor, your father sells my cargo. Whatever it is you're so upset about, I doubt he feels the same.
Eleanor: When I tell him you put our biggest earner out of business, he'll—
Vane: Remind you that Flint hasn't been your biggest earner in quite some time. You'll also be reminded of what you've always known but never accepted, that if forced, your father will always choose profits over daughters. Hate your father? I wouldn't blame you. Hate me, too, if you'd like. And if you feel the need, cling to Flint, and his legend and a past the rest of us have long outgrown. But make no mistake about it, whatever future this place has left, I'm it. And if you ever challenge me again in front of my crew, I may just forget that I loved you once.
When the king brands us pirates, he doesn't mean to make us adversaries. He doesn't mean to make us criminals. He means to make us monsters. For that's the only way his god-fearing, tax-paying subjects can make sense of men who keep what is theirs and fear no one. When I say there's a war coming, I don't mean with the Scarborough, I don't mean with King George or England. Civilization is coming. And it means to exterminate us.
To Google, Auletta's book is just a series of ones and zeros—and not very many of them, compared with a movie. To Auletta, those ones and zeros were exceptionally expensive to create—at least in terms of time—since the technology that has revolutionized the cost of distributing text hasn't dramatically changed the nature of writing it. Reporters can access online databases and interview sources by Skype, but they still have to read documents and ask the right questions. In cases like this, 'information wants to be expensive.'