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15 Pieces Of Wisdom From Kill Bill

15 Pieces Of Wisdom From Kill Bill

15 Pieces Of Wisdom From Kill Bill
15 April 2014

Quentin Tarantino is famed for two things: a lust for blood and a way with words. His two Kill Bill movies contained just as many sharp lines as sharp swords and we've compiled the finest pieces of wisdom from the two-parter.

Think there's a perfect line we've neglected to include? Let us know.


"Revenge is never a straight line. It's a forest. And like a forest it's easy to lose your way... To get lost... To forget where you came in."

Hattori Hanzo


"'Revenge is a dish best served cold' - Old Klingon proverb."

First title card


"You might not be able to fight like a samurai, but you can at least die like a samurai."

O-Ren Ishii


"When fortune smiles on something as violent and ugly as revenge, it seems proof like no other, that not only does God exist, you're doing His will."

The Bride


"The venom of a black mamba can kill a human in four hours, if, say, bitten on the ankle or the thumb. However, a bite to the face or torso can bring death from paralysis within 20 minutes."

Elle Driver


"Superman didn't become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he's Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red "S", that's the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears - the glasses, the business suit - that's the costume. That's the costume Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He's weak... he's unsure of himself... he's a coward. Clark Kent is Superman's critique on the whole human race."



"The word of an old worth less than nothing"

Elle Driver


"There are consequences to breaking the heart of a murdering bastard"



"Ain't nobody a badass with a double dose of rock salt deep in their tits."



"It's the wood that should fear your hand, not the other way around."

Pai Mei


"They say the number one killer of old people is retirement. People got 'em a job to do, they tend to live a little longer so they can do it."



"Some things, once you do, they can never be undone"



"In Africa, the saying goes 'In the bush, an elephant can kill you, a leopard can kill you, and a black mamba can kill you. But only with the mamba is death sure."

Elle Driver


"For those regarded as warriors, when engaged in combat, the vanquishing of thine enemy can be the warrior's only concern. Suppress all human emotion and compassion. Kill whoever stands in thy way, even if that be Lord God or Buddha himself. This truth lies at the heart of the art of combat."

Hattori Hanzo


"Is that not the perfect visual image of life and death? A fish flapping on the carpet, and a fish not flapping on the carpet."