Out of Africa (1985)
Robert Redford: Denys
Karen Blixen : When you go away... you don't always go on safari, do you? Just want to be away.
Denys : It's not meant to hurt you.
Karen Blixen : It does.
Denys : I'm with you because I choose to be with you. I don't want to live someone else's idea of how to live. Don't ask me to do that. I don't want to find out one day that I'm at the end of someone else's life.
Denys : I won't be closer to you and I won't love you *more* because of a piece of paper.
Denys : I like animals. Nothing they do is half-hearted. Everything they do is for the first time: they hunt, they eat, they mate...
[after placing a gramophone in a field near wild baboons]
Denys : Think of it: never a man-made sound... and then Mozart!
Denys : I'll mate for life. One day at a time.
Denys : There's country there you ought to see... it won't last long now.
Denys : [to Karen, whose horse has run away, leaving her at the mercy of an approaching lion] I wouldn't run. If you do, she'll think you're something good to eat.
Karen Blixen : [staring at lion] Have you - Do you have a gun?
Denys : She won't like the smell of you.
Karen Blixen : Shoot - shoot it.
Denys : She's had breakfast.
Karen Blixen : Please shoot her.
Denys : Well, let's give her a moment.
Karen Blixen : [as lion comes closer] Oh my God, shoot her!
[Lion approaches Karen then wanders off into brush]
Karen Blixen : Just how much closer did you expect to let her come?
Denys : A bit. It wanted to see if you'd run. That's how they decide. A lot like people that way.
Karen Blixen : She almost had me for lunch!
Denys : Well, it wasn't her fault, Baroness. She's a lion.
Karen Blixen : Well, it wasn't mine.
Denys : Doesn't that outfit come with a rifle?
Karen Blixen : Ye-ah, uh.
Karen Blixen : On my saddle.
Denys : Better keep it with you. Your horse isn't much of a shot.
Denys : They didn't know it was Limoges.