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The Postman (Character)
from The Postman (1997)

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The Postman (1997)
The Postman: Once more into the breach, my friends, once more. We'll close the wall with our dead. In peace, nothing so becomes a man as modesty and humility, but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with rage and lend the eye a terrible aspect.

Postman: The President's name... is Richard Starkey!

The Postman: Tell me something: how much mail can a dead Postman deliver?

The Postman: Wouldn't it be great if wars could be fought just by the assholes who started them?

The Postman: You're no general. You're not even a good painter.

Postman: I know you. You're... famous.
Bridge City Mayor: I was once... sorta.

Postman: When I was a kid, we all wore our hats backwards. We thought it was cool.

The Postman: It takes one postman to make someone else a postman.
Ford Lincoln Mercury: Sorta like vampires, huh?

[Clutching a spoon as a weapon]
The Postman: Don't make me use this.

The Postman: Uh... Strangers... I hate this. Do they want to share what they got or take what you got? Do you say 'hi' or do you blow them away?

[the Postman is performing Shakespeare]
The Postman: It's a tale told by...
Piano Player: [prompting him] An idiot.
The Postman: a moron! Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Larry: I tried to be an actor when I was young. I wasn't a good actor, but now after seeing you at least I can die knowing I wasn't the worst one.
The Postman: How much did you pay to get in, Larry? So bite me!

[Hours after The Postman arrived in town, a woman has asked to have his child]
The Postman: It's gotta be the uniform.

General Bethlehem: You see the reason you don't want to die for anything is because you have nothing to die for. That's the difference between you and me. You don't believe in anything.
The Postman: I believe in the United States.

The Postman: [shivering in the postal van, sees a skeleton] Hi, how you doing?

Bridge City Mayor: I heard of you, man. *You're* famous!
The Postman: Yeah, I guess I am.

Luke: The General is a great man!
Postman: [incredulous] The General is a fucking lunatic!

Irene March: [to the Postman] You're a godsend. A savior!
The Postman: No, I'm... I'm just the Postman.