Out of Africa (1985) Poster


Robert Redford: Denys



  • Denys : You've ruined it for me, you know.

    Karen Blixen : Ruined what?

    Denys : Being alone.

  • 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.

  • Baron Bror Blixen : You could have asked, Denys.

    Denys : I did. She said yes.

  • Karen Blixen : What's wrong with marriage anyway?

    Denys : Have you ever seen one you admire?

    Karen Blixen : Yes, I have, many. Belfield's, for one.

    Denys : He sent her home for the rains in 1910. Didn't tell her they were over until 1913.

  • Denys : I won't be closer to you and I won't love you *more* because of a piece of paper.

  • Denys : This tribe, we think we can tame them but we won't. They die in prison.

    Karen Blixen : Why?

    Denys : They live now. They have no concept of the future; that one day they will be let out. They think it's permanent and so they die.

  • 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!

  • Karen Blixen : Oh! Get away from there! Shoo! Shoo!

    Denys : Shoo?

    Karen Blixen : Oh! That's all my crystal, my Limoges.

  • Denys : Don't move.

    Karen Blixen : But I want to move.

    Denys : Don't move.

  • 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.

    [looks around] 

    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.

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