Clockwork Orange (1971) quotes

Director
Stanley Kubrick.

Cast
Malcolm McDowell.
Patrick Magee.
Michael Bates.

In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psycopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society’s crime problem – but not all goes according to plan.

It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.
– Alex

No. No! NO! Stop it! Stop it, please! I beg you! This is sin! This is sin! This is sin! It’s a sin, it’s a sin, it’s a sin!
Alex
Sin? What’s all this about sin?
Dr. Brodsky
That! Using Ludwig van like that! He did no harm to anyone. Beethoven just wrote music!
Alex
Are you referring to the background score?
Dr. Branom
Yes.
Alex
You’ve heard Beethoven before?
Dr. Branom
Yes!
Alex
So, you’re keen on music?
Dr. Brodsky
YES!
Alex
Can’t be helped. Here’s the punishment element perhaps.
Dr. Brodsky

[last lines]
I was cured, all right!
Alex

 

[first lines]
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
Alex

Goodness is something to be chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.
– Prison Chaplain

No time for the old in-n-out, love, I’ve just come to read the meter.
Alex

Do you still feel suicidal?
Conspirator
Well, put it this way, I feel very low in myself. I can’t see much in the future, and I feel that any second something terrible is going to happen to me.
Alex

Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!
Alex
Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well. To what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this surprising visit?
Alex
Viddy well, little brother. Viddy well.
– Alex
Ho, ho, ho! Well, if it isn’t fat stinking billy goat Billy Boy in poison! How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!
– Alex
As we walked along the flatblock marina, I was calm on the outside, but thinking all the time. So now it was to be Georgie the general, saying what we should do and what not to do, and Dim as his mindless greeding bulldog. But suddenly I viddied that thinking was for the gloopy ones and that the oomny ones use, like, inspiration and what Bog sends. For now it was lovely music that came to my aid. There was a window open with the stereo on and I viddied right at once what to do.
– Alex
I woke up. The pain and sickness all over me like an animal. Then I realized what it was. The music coming up from the floor was our old friend, Ludwig Van, and the dreaded Ninth Symphony.
– Alex

It’s impossible! I can’t believe it!
Alex
Evidence of the ol’ glassies! Nothing up our sleeves, no magic little Alex! A job for two who are now of job age! The police!
Georgie

What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.
– Alex

We were all feeling a bit shagged and fagged and fashed, it being a night of no small expenditure.
– Alex

Initiative comes to thems that wait.
– Alex

Naughty, naughty, naughty! You filthy old soomka!
– Alex

Food alright?
Frank Alexander
Great sir, great!
Alex
Try the wine!
Frank Alexander