13 inspiring quotes from Westworld

The winter months are a great time to catch up on TV series and movies that you never had time to watch. During my recent break, I discovered “Westworld .

“Westworld” is a western/science fiction series based on Michael Crichton’s original 1973 screenplay. The show is a writer’s dream. It features well-written, quick-witted, pithy dialogue. Literary allusions are everywhere as characters routinely quote Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and Mary Shelley.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the series:

1. “These violent delights have violent ends.”
— William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

2. “Aren’t you concerned that I’ll smash all of my toys and go home?”
— “Westworld” character Dr. Robert Ford

3. “By my most mechanical and dirty hand . . . I will have such revenges on you both.”
— William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and “Henry IV (Part II)”

The quote continues:

“The things I will do. What they are, yet I know not, but they will be the terrors of the earth. You don’t know where you are, do you? You’re in a prison of your own sins.”
— “Westworld” character Peter Abernathy

4. “Dear, dear, how queer everything is today, and yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night.”
— Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

5. “People read about the things they want the most and experience the least.”
— “Westworld” character Bernard Lowe

6. “For in that sleep, what dreams may come.”
— William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

7. “May you rest in a deep and dreamless slumber.”
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet”

8. “An old friend once told me something that gave me great comfort. Something he read. He said Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin never died. They simply became music.”
— “Westworld” character Dr. Robert Ford

9. “One man’s life or death is but a small price for the dominion I should acquire.”
— Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

10. “Wasn’t it Oppenheimer who said any man whose mistakes take 10 years to correct is quite the man? Well, mine took 35.”
— “Westworld” character Dr. Robert Ford

11. “If I had a world of my own everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t.”
— Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

12. “They say great beasts once roamed this world, big as mountains. Yet all that’s left of them is bone and amber. Time undoes even the mightiest creatures.”
— “Westworld” character Dolores Abernathy

13. “Since I was a child I’ve always loved a good story. I believed that stories helped us to ennoble ourselves, to fix what was broken in us, and to help us become the people we dreamed of being. Lies that told a deeper truth.”
— “Westworld” character Dr. Robert Ford

Any other quotes to share from the series, PR Daily readers?

This post was first published on Ragan Communication’s PR Daily.

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