Shutter Island (2010) Poster

Ted Levine: Warden

Quotes 

  • Warden : If I was to sink my teeth into your eye right now, would you be able to stop me before I blinded you?

    Teddy Daniels : Give it a try.

    Warden : That's the spirit.

  • Warden : Did you enjoy God's latest gift?

    Teddy Daniels : What?

    Warden : God's gift. Your violence.

    [Daniels looks at him blankly] 

    Warden : When I came downstairs in my home, and I saw that tree in my living room, it reached out for me... a divine hand. God loves violence.

    Teddy Daniels : I... I hadn't noticed.

    Warden : Sure you have. Why else would there be so much of it? It's in us. It's what we are. We wage war, we burn sacrifices, and pillage and plunder and tear at the flesh of our brothers. And why? Because God gave us violence to wage in his honor.

    Teddy Daniels : I thought God gave us moral order.

    Warden : There's no moral order as pure as this storm. There's no moral order at all. There's just this: can my violence conquer yours?

  • Warden : You're as violent as they come. I know this, because I'm as violent as they come. If the constraints of society were lifted, and I was all that stood between you and a meal, you would crack my skull with a rock and eat my meaty parts. Wouldn't you?

  • Warden : [Leaning across the jeep to Teddy as he lets him out]  If I was to sink my teeth into your eye right now, would you be able to stop me before I blinded you?

    Teddy Daniels : [Wryly]  Give it a try.

    Warden : That's the spirit!

    [He smiles] 

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