Dr. Ren Belloq
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Dr. Ren Belloq (Character)
from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Belloq: How odd that it should end this way for us after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?
Indiana: Try the local sewer.

Belloq: You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light.
Indiana: Now you're getting nasty.

Belloq: Dr. Jones. Again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away.

Belloq: So once again, Jones, what was briefly yours is now mine.

Belloq: What a fitting end to your life's pursuits. You're about to become a permanent addition to this archaeological find. Who knows? In a thousand years, even you may be worth something.
Indiana: Ha ha ha ha.
[under his breath]
Indiana: Son of a bitch.

Belloq: All your life has been spent in pursuit of archaeological relics. Inside the Ark are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. Indiana, we are simply passing through history. This, this *is* history.

Belloq: Next time, Indiana Jones, it will take more than children to save you.

[Indy meets Belloq in a crowded bar]
Indiana: Belloq.
Belloq: Good afternoon, Doctor Jones.
Indiana: I oughta kill you right now.
Belloq: Not a very private place for a murder.

Belloq: Please, sit down before you fall down.

Indiana: I'm gonna blow up the Ark, Rene.
Belloq: Your persistence surprises even me. You're going to give mercenaries a bad name.

Belloq: It's a transmitter, a radio for speaking to God.

Belloq: Look at this. It's worthless - ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless. Like the Ark.

Belloq: The girl was mine!
Dietrich: She's of no use to us. Only your mission for the Führer matters.

[Marion and Belloq are both very drunk]
Marion: [laughs] What is this stuff, Rene?
Belloq: [laughing as well] I grew up on this. It's my family label.
[Marion falls to the ground laughing, then calmly pulls out the knife she was concealing and points it at Belloq, who bursts out laughing in response]
Marion: [laughs] We-he-he-ell, I have to be going now, Rene.
Belloq: [flicking his hand and laughing] Ta-ta.
Marion: [walking off] I like you, Rene, very much. Perhaps we'll meet again under better circumstances.

Indiana: Too bad the Hovitos don't know you the way I do, Belloq.
Belloq: Yes, too bad. You could warn them... if only you spoke Hovitos!

[Belloq and the Nazis are walking and arguing]
Belloq: I told you not to be premature in your communique to Berlin. Archeology is not an exact science. It does not deal in time schedules!
Dietrich: The Fuhrer is not a patient man. He demands constant reports. You led me to believe...
Belloq: [interrupting him] Nothing! I made no promises! I merely said it looked very favorable. Besides, with the information in our possession, my calculations were correct.

[Belloq and the Nazis are walking and talking some more]
Belloq: Who knows. Perhaps the Ark is still waiting in some antechamber for us to discover. Perhaps there's some vital bit of evidence which eludes us. Perhaps...
Gobler: [interrupting him] Perhaps the girl can help us.
Dietrich: My feeling exactly. She was in possession of the original piece for years. She may know much if... properly motivated.
Belloq: I tell you the girl knows nothing.
Dietrich: I am surprised to find you squeamish. That is not your reputation. Anyway, it needn't concern you. I have the perfect man for this kind of work.
[Toht approaches]
Toht: Heil Hitler.

[Looking over the destruction of the airfield]
Dietrich: Get the Ark away from this place immediately! Have it put on the truck! We will fly it out of Cairo! And Gobler, I want plenty of protection!
Gobler: Jawohl, Herr Ob...
[Gobler is interrupted midsentence by an explosion]
Belloq: [to himself] Jones!