Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

Director: David Lean | Genre: Drama, Romance, War

Released: 1965 | Runtime: 193 min

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.

Doctor Zhivago Quotes

  • Yuri [to Lara]: I wish, I wish I could live two lives. My own, and to see you well and happy. To know you weren't in need of anything. I'm sure you'll find someone you could be happy with. Of course I'd want to knock his teeth out.
  • Yuri [to Professor]: I'll be a doctor for others, and a poet for myself.
  • Zhivago: What happens to a girl like that, when a man like you is finished with her?
    Komarovski: You interested?
    Zhivago: You shouldn't smoke. You've had a shock. [he pulls the cigar from Viktor's mouth, tosses it into the toilet]
    Komarovski: I give her to you, Yuri Andreevich. Wedding present.
  • Komarovski: [speaking to Lara of Pasha] He's a very fine young man. That's obvious.
  • Lara: Listen, you could turn around, walk down the stairs, and go home.
    Yuri: No, I can't.
    Lara: No, I don't want you to.
  • Liberius: Comrade Doctor, I need a medical officer.
    Zhivago: I'm sorry, I have a wife and child in Varykino.
    Razin, Liberius' Lieutenant: ...and a mistress in Yuriatin.
    Liberius: [laughs] Comrade Medical Officer, we are Red partisans, and we SHOOT deserters!
  • Pasha: The private life is dead - for a man with any manhood.
    Zhivago: I saw some of your 'manhood' on the way at a place called Mink.
    Pasha: They were selling horses to the Whites.
    Zhivago: It seems you've burnt the wrong village.
    Pasha: They always say that, and what does it matter? A village betrays us, a village is burned. The point's made.
    Zhivago: Your point - their village.
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