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: You're Louis Dega. I'm Clusiot. How come you ended up in a place like this? Dega
: I know you, you're Degas. You're a very intelligent man! Dega
: Thank you. I seem to be known in all the wrong places.
[Papillon is contemplating a daring leap from a cliff to escape
: [the plan
] It seems so desperate. You think it will work? Papillon
: Does it matter?
: Blame is for God and small children.
: A temptation resisted is a true measure of character.
: Well, it now seems quite possible that until we get to a decent jail with bribeable guards, I may stand in some need of... rather close physical protection. Papillon
: That depends on how long you want to live. Dega
: For a long time. Papillon
: Then you got a problem. Dega
: Well, I presume that you have some, uh, goals, some particular need that outrates all the others. I mean, if so... may I aslk what it is? Papillon
: Money! Dega
: For what? Papillon
: Escape. Dega
: Very good. You keep me alive until we land in Guyana, and I'll underwrite any escape you care to arrange. Papillon
: Escape for me, not for us! Dega
: Oh, of course. I, I, I...
: . I have no intention, uh, of even attempting to escape - ever! Papillon
: [Briefly examining Dega in a prefunctory manner
] You're fine. NEXT! Dega
: [Walking away
] Must be better than I feel. Doctor
: [Briefly examining Papillon
] You're in wonderful shape. Papillon
: How do you fail an examination like this? Doctor
: If I stay - here in this place -I will die!
: Remember what the chicken said to the weasel? Papillon
: If he was a healthy weasel, the chicken didn't get a chance to say anything.