Lost Horizon Quotes

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Lost Horizon
Quotations
Prologue
► “I
always thought you air fellows were put
on your honor not to tell tales out of
school.”
 Wyland (5)
► “I
thought he was clever but rather slack.”
 Wyland (5)
► “I
only know it myself from meeting a man
who used to be one of Chopin’s pupils.”
 Conway (16)
Chapter 1
► “Conway
did not want to make the effort
that an aeroplane conversation demands”
(22).
► “If anyone can get us out of this mess, he’ll
do it.”
 Mallinson (29 – 30)
► “It was his fate in life to have his
equanimity always mistaken for pluck…”
(30)
► “I don’t do so myself, but I just love the
smell of a cigar.”
 Miss Brinklow (35)
Chapter 2
► “If
I only had a flash of café cognac, I
wouldn’t care if it’s Tibet or Tennessee.”
 Bernard (43)
► “I’m
going to tackle him right away.”
 Mallinson (46)
► “Something
had happened to Conway as
well.” (47)
► “I don’t know if I could possibly manage it.”
 Brinklow (53)
Chapter 3
► “I
shall be delighted to act as your guide.”
 Chang (57)
► “Is
there anything incompatible between
monasticism and trigonometry?”
 Chang (59)
► “There
were people who considered cider
was just like champagne.”
 Conway (61)
► “In
arriving here…we’ve exchanged one
form of lunacy for another.”
 Conway (65)
Chapter 4
► “So
you see…We are less barbarian than you
expected…”
 Chang (69)
►
“A separate culture might flourish here without
contamination from the outside world.”
 Conway (71)
► “Tell
me what you all believe in.”
 Miss Brinklow (73)
►
“Our prevalent belief is in moderation.”
 Chang (74)
Chapter 5
► “Two
months it is. And now let’s all shout hooray
about it.”
 Mallinson (88)
► “You
might try to raise some teams. What about
‘Gentlemen vs. Lamas’ ?”
 Conway (91)
► “We
have a collection of several hundreds…You
will not find Shangri-La marked on any.”
 Chang (95)
► “Her
name is Lo-Tsen. She has not yet attained
the full initiation.”
 Chang (99)
Chapter 6
► “Many
religions are moderately true.”
 Chang (107)
► “Nothing
of importance, my dear sir, that could
not have been foreseen in 1920.”
 Chang (110)
► ‘But
the chief factor in the government of Blue
Moon…was the inculcation of good manners.
 Chang (113 - 114)
► “…to
govern perfectly, it is necessary to avoid
governing too much.”
 Chang (115)
► “…they
all wanted something for nothing and
hadn’t the brains to get it for themselves.”
 Bryant (123)
Chapter 7
► “The
high lama…will receive you alone”
 Chang (129)
► “…like
a great many of our valley herbs it is
both unique and precious.”
 High Lama (132)
► “…In
1794, Perrault was still living.”
 High Lama (139)
► ‘Henschell
was exceedingly able and
talented...”
 High Lama (145)
Chapter 7 Continued
► “Perhaps
you are wondering, my dear
Conway, what that proviso may be?”
 High Lama (147)
► “That
you are still alive, Father Perrault.”
 Conway (148)
Chapter 8
► “All
we have done…is to slacken the tempo
of this brief interval that is called life.”
 Perrault (153)
► “Laziness
in doing stupid things can be a
great virtue.”
 Perrault (155)
► “We
may expect no mercy, but we faintly
hope for neglect.”
 Perrault (158)
Chapter 9
► “You
seem to have gone all to pieces.”
 Mallinson
►(161)
► “It
can undoubtedly…but only as a
fragrance whose melancholy we may
enjoy.”
 Chang (165)
► “…the
English regard slackness as a vice.
We, on the other hand, should vastly prefer
it to tension.”
 Chang (168)
Chapter 10
► “Special
circumstances, my dear sir, have
sometimes required special consideration.”
 Chang (184)
► “I’m afraid he is going to be your problem.”
 Perrault (194)
► Those Dark Ages were not really so very dark-they
were full of flickering lanterns.”
 Perrault (198)
Chapter 11
►
“I don’t see how any sane person could be
in any doubt about it.”
 Mallinson (207)
► “Do
you think you could manage that tricky
part with a rope if I were with you?”
 Conway (216)
► “She
gave him a most charming smile, but
her eyes were all for the boy.”
 Mallinson (219).
Epilogue
► “Oh
no, she was most old – most old of
anyone I have ever seen.”
 The Doctor (231)
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