Michael 'Beau' Geste
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Quotes for
Michael 'Beau' Geste (Character)
from Beau Geste (1939)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Beau Geste (1939)
[Schwartz is shouting at the legionnaires to mutiny against Markoff]
Michael 'Beau' Geste: Wait a minute. I don't know much about mutinies, but I do know it isn't good form to plan them at the top of your voice.

John Geste: Charming fellow, our sergeant.
Michael 'Beau' Geste: A trifle uncouth, but the best soldier we'll ever see.

John Geste: Well, isn't anybody going to say a word?
Michael 'Beau' Geste: You young pup, we're both so disgusted with you we're speechless.
John Geste: I'm no worse than either of you.
Digby Geste: There's something in what he says.
Michael 'Beau' Geste: I insist I'm worse than he is. He didn't steal the Blue Water.
John Geste: Neither did you.
Digby Geste: No. As a matter of fact, I've got it.
Michael 'Beau' Geste: I'll be frank with you, gentlemen. I've got it. I intend to sell it for 30,000 pounds sometime in the future, and live a life of ease in Paris surrounded by whiskey, ladies, and laughter.
Digby Geste: Well that's funny. I'm going to sell it and go to Paris, too. Only I don't' want any laughter.
Michael 'Beau' Geste: One thing I counted on was my younger brother leading an upright life while I spent my ill-gotten gains.
Digby Geste: Yes, I was counting on him, too.
John Geste: If you don't mind my saying so, the great sapphire is in my possession. And as soon as I can arrange to sell it, I'm going to the South Seas, buy a plantation, and start trading in copra.
Digby Geste: He puts us both to shame, doesn't he, Beau?
Michael 'Beau' Geste: Let's put him to death and keep his share.

Michael 'Beau' Geste: There'll be a flag flying out there in the morning that I swore to uphold. Armies of good men have died for it gladly. It's a battle flag and it's a flag of victory. I'm rather proud to be under it. And I wouldn't want to go out in the morning like you and know that I was going to be a traitor to it!

Markoff: The jewel you stole. I want it.
Michael 'Beau' Geste: I have no jewel.
Markoff: I know you have.
Michael 'Beau' Geste: I haven't.
Markoff: Are you sure?
Michael 'Beau' Geste: Quite sure.
Markoff: I advise you to change your mind. Otherwise, when this is over, I may have to shoot you to make sure.
Michael 'Beau' Geste: I understand, Sergeant.
Markoff: You mean you'd rather not hand it over now and save your life?
Michael 'Beau' Geste: No, Sergeant.
Markoff: That's very unfortunate... for you.

[the boys watch the burning model ship in the "Viking funeral"]
Beau at age 12: There. That's what I want when my turn comes. I'd give anything to have a Viking's funeral... with a dog at my feet and 'last post' blown for me. If it weren't too much trouble.
Digby at age 12: Beau, it isn't too much trouble. I'll give you one whenever you like.

The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
Sir Hector: She just lost her seventh husband.
Beau Geste: Lost or mislaid?

Beau Geste: Medals are like hemorrhoids, Dig. Sooner or later every asshole gets one.

Beau Geste (age 12): A Viking funeral... Digby, will you set fire to me and bury me at sea?
Digby Geste (age 12): Well, alright... but not until you're dead.