Empire of the Sun Quotes
Jim: "I was dreaming about God."
Mary Graham: "What did he say?"
Jim: "Nothing. He was playing tennis. Perhaps that's where God is all the time and that's why you can't see Him when you're awake, do you think?"
Mary Graham: "I don't know. I don't know about God."
Jim: "Perhaps He's our dream... and we're His."
Jim: Bastard! He gave me a mango!
Basie: I'll give you a whole goddamn fruit salad. There are Frigidaires falling from the sky. It's kingdom come!
Jim: He was my friend!
Basie: He was a Jap!
Jim: The war's over!
Maxton: "I heard you resigned from the Scouts."
Jim: "I've become an atheist."
Basie: "Jim, didn't I teach you anything?"
Jim: "Yes! You taught me that people will do anything for a potato."
Narrator: "In 1941 China and Japan had been in a state of undeclared war for four years. A Japanese army of occupation was in control of much of the countryside and many towns and cities. In Shanghai thousands of Westerners, protected by the diplomatic security of the International Settlement, continued to live as they had lived since the British came here in the 19th century and built in the image of their own country... built banking houses, hotels, offices, churches and homes that might have been uprooted from Liverpool or Surrey. Now their time was running out. Outside Shanghai the Japanese dug in and waited... for Pearl Harbor."
Jim: "Would you like a Hershey bar?"
Nina: "Oh yes, please."
Jim: "So would I kid, have you got one?"
Dainty: "What else you betting with Baise?"
Basie: "My LIFE."
[shows a copy of LIFE magazine]
Jim: "I can bring everyone back. Everyone."