Shutter Island Quotes

We wage war, we burn sacrifices we pillage and plunder and treat at the flesh of our brothers and why? Because God gave us violence to wage in his honor.

Which would be worse, to live as a monster or to die as a good man?

If the constraints of society were lifted and I was in between you and (a meal or food) you would eat my meaty parts.

ou know, I’ve built something valuable here and valuable things have a way of being misunderstood in their own time, everyone wants a quick fix, they always have. I’m trying to do something that people, yourself included, do not understand and I’m not going to give up without a fight.” – Dr. John Cawley

It used to be that the kind of patients we deal with here were shackled and left in their own filth. They were beaten as if whipping them bloody would drive their psychosis out. We drove screws into their brains and we submerged them in icy water until they lost consciousness or drowned.” – Dr. John Cawley

There is no moral orders as pure as this storm. There’s no moral order at all. There’s just this: can my violence conquer yours?

Warden: If I were to sink my teeth into your eye, right now, could you stop me before I blinded you?
Teddy Daniels: Give it a try.
Warden: That’s the spirit.

We don’t know how she got out of her room. It’s as if she evaporated, straight through the walls.

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