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P.K. Age 18 (Character)
from The Power of One (1992)

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The Power of One (1992)
Jaapie Botha: You know what P.K stands for? Piss Kop. Piss Head.
P.K. Age 7: No it doesn't. It stands for Peter Phillip Kenneth Keith, that's my name.
Jaapie Botha: Let's piss on the Piss Kop.

P.K. Age 7: A month later, war broke out in Europe. This caused me more problems than bed wetting ever had.

Doc: You know, my donkey, Beethoven, once told me a remedy of curing sadness in little boys. Would you like to try it?
[P.K nods]
Doc: Okay, stand up, on this brick wall, stand on one leg, good, now close your eyes, say three times "absoloodle".
P.K. Age 7: Absoloodle, absoloodle, absoloodle.
Doc: Feel better?
[P.K shakes his head]
Doc: No? I guess it proves one thing then.
P.K. Age 7: What's that?
Doc: Never take advice from a donkey.

P.K. Age 7: Doc said a person needed 2 things in life: his health, and a good education. He said my health was good, but that my education needed immediate attention. Doc showed me Africa. He made Africa my classroom.

Hoppie Gruenewald: Where did you learn to box like that?
P.K.: Prison, sir.
Hoppie Gruenewald: Are you training to be a boxer or a comedian?

P.K.: If you had the opportunity to get to know me, would you take it?
Maria Marais: Yah, I would.
P.K.: Even if it meant going against your father's orders?
Maria Marais: What do you call this?

St. John: History disputes you.
P.K.: History takes too long.
St. John: Yes I know it does, but it's never kind to those who try to hurry it.

[last lines]
P.K.: I remember my nanny would tell me, that if I listened to the wind, I would hear the voices of my life. I listened, and heard Doc talk about justice. I heard Geel Piet talk about hope. I heard Daboola Manzi, the odd medicine man, talk about courage. I heard Maria. These are the voices of my life, the voices of Africa. These are the voices I carry with me, as Duma and I set out together to help bring our country closer to a good tomorrow.

P.K.: You're disrupting the sanctity of the church!
Col. Bretyn: No, you are, Rooinek, with your damn race mixing ideas.

P.K.: It makes no difference at all!
Morrie Gilbert: You can't ignore the fact that the man's the intellectual darling of the National Party! He's got as much use for an English boy rutting after his beautiful Afrikaaner daughter as the Queen has for boules... Pardon my French!

Prof. Daniel Marais: Laws define rights.
P.K.: I agree, sir. But do they always define justice?
Prof. Daniel Marais: Justice, young man, is only relative to who is in charge.
P.K.: Quite true, sir. But perhaps how well they stay in charge is only relative to how well they dispense that justice.

P.K.: How will they ever be included if they can't ever read or write English.
St. John: I quite agree with you, P.K. But at the end of the day, it's only about a dozen people you're talking about teaching. How much difference will that really make?
P.K.: A waterfall begins from only one drop of water, sir. Look what comes from that...