Ed Hoffman
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Ed Hoffman (Character)
from Body of Lies (2008)

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Body of Lies (2008)
Ed Hoffman: Nobody's innocent in this shit.

Ed Hoffman: Ain't nobody likes the Middle East, buddy. There's nothing here to like.

Roger Ferris: I can't do this anymore.
Ed Hoffman: Yes you can. Now you go home, get a few hours sleep and you call me when you're thinking straight.
Roger Ferris: Your know what, I AM thinking straight, alright, you're not, you can't 'cause you're a million fuckin' miles away.

Roger Ferris: Still thinking about pussy, Ed?
Ed Hoffman: Don't be a smart aleck. Thing about that Hani, he's bright, but he's also arrogant. That's gonna be his undoing.
Roger Ferris: You're talking about him, right?
Ed Hoffman: Just flow with me, buddy.

Ed Hoffman: Buddy's done, he's all by himself

Ed Hoffman: It is a fallacy that prolonged war will weaken an occupied enemy. It most likely will make your enemy stronger.

Ed Hoffman: See, what's changed is that our allegedly unsophisticated enemy has caughten on to the factually unsophisticated truth - we're an easy target. We are an *easy* target. And our world as we know it is a lot simpler to put to an end than you might think. We take our foot off the throat of this enemy for one minute, and our world changes completely.

Hani: Urgency does not call for changing methods that work, for methods that do not work.
Ed Hoffman: Now who pays the bills around here? I would hate to have to have my president call your king, because it's just gonna be embarrassing for all of us.

Roger Ferris: [having cell phone conversation] You know what? I've had it. I've had it. I can't do this anymore.
Ed Hoffman: Yes, you can. Now, you just get yourself a couple of hours' sleep. And you call me when you're thinking straight.
Roger Ferris: You know what? I am thinking straight. You're not, all right? You can't, because you're a million fucking miles away. I'm here, Ed, every day. And I see the unnecessary travesties of this war... that the rest of you backstabbing political fucking bureaucrats... only look at pictures of. So don't you dare tell me I am not thinking straight! This is not working, all right? It's not working, I'm out.
Ed Hoffman: Ferris? Ferris?
[phone disconnects]
Ed Hoffman: I should pack.

Ed Hoffman: We're a results oriented agency, and I want my results.

Ed Hoffman: You're not safe here.
Roger Ferris: We're not safe anywhere.

Ed Hoffman: In the words of the great Sam Snead: "If you're not thinking about pussy, you're just not concentrating."