Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Omar Sharif: Sherif Ali
Sherif Ali : Truly, for some men nothing is written unless THEY write it.
Prince Feisal : Gasim's time has come, Lawrence. It is written.
T.E. Lawrence : Nothing is written.
Sherif Ali : You will not be at Aqaba, English! Go back, blasphemer... but you will not be at Aqaba!
T.E. Lawrence : I shall be at Aqaba. That, IS written.
[pointing to forehead]
T.E. Lawrence : In here.
Auda abu Tayi : It is Auda of the Howitat who speaks.
Sherif Ali : It is Ali of the Harith who answers.
Auda abu Tayi : Harith! Ali, does your father still steal?
Sherif Ali : No. Does Auda take me for one of his own bastards?
Auda abu Tayi : No, there is no resemblance. Alas, you resemble your father.
Sherif Ali : Auda flatters me.
Auda abu Tayi : You're easily flattered. I knew your father well.
Sherif Ali : Did you know your own?
T.E. Lawrence : The Law says the man must die... If he dies, would that content the Howitat?
Auda abu Tayi : Yes.
T.E. Lawrence : Sherif Ali. If none of lord Auda's men harms any of yours, will that content the Harith?
Sherif Ali : Yes.
T.E. Lawrence : Then I will execute the Law. I have no tribe and no one is offended.
Sherif Ali : Does it surprise you, Mr Bentley? Surely, you know the Arabs are a barbarous people. Barbarous and cruel. Who but they! Who but they!
T.E. Lawrence : Look, Ali. If any of your Bedouin arrived in Cairo and said: "We've taken Aqaba" the generals would laugh.
Sherif Ali : I see. In Cairo you will put off these funny clothes. You'll wear trousers and tell stories of our quaintness and barbarity and then they will believe you.
T.E. Lawrence : You're an ignorant man.
Sherif Ali : [Ali shoots Tafas dead while riding his camel. He stops his camel and jumps down to examine Tafas' body] He is dead.
T.E. Lawrence : Yes... why?
Sherif Ali : This is my well.
[mentioning the well Lawrence and Tafas are resting at]
T.E. Lawrence : I have drunk from it.
Sherif Ali : You are welcome.
T.E. Lawrence : He was my friend.
Sherif Ali : That?
T.E. Lawrence : Yes, that.
Sherif Ali : [Ali walks towards peter and grabs Tafas' revolver lying on the sand] This pistol yours?
T.E. Lawrence : No, his.
Sherif Ali : [Ali tucks the revolver into his waist and walks towards the well] His?
[mentioning the tin cup near the well]
T.E. Lawrence : Mine.
Sherif Ali : Then I will use it.
[pulls some water out of well]
Sherif Ali : ... your friend... was a Hazimi of the Beni Salem.
T.E. Lawrence : I know.
Sherif Ali : [Ali salutes Lawrence and drinks his water] I am Ali ibn el Kharish.
T.E. Lawrence : I have heard of you.
Sherif Ali : So... What was a Hazimi doing here?
T.E. Lawrence : He was taking me to help Prince Feisal.
Sherif Ali : You've been sent from Cairo?
T.E. Lawrence : Yes.
Sherif Ali : I have been in Cairo for my schooling. I can both read and write... my Lord Feisal already has an Englishman.
T.E. Lawrence : Yes.
Sherif Ali : What is your name?
T.E. Lawrence : My name is for my friend.
[Ali walks away]
T.E. Lawrence : None of my friends is a murderer.
Sherif Ali : You are angry, English.
[Ali climbs his camel]
Sherif Ali : He was nothing. The well is everything... The Hazimi may not drink at our wells. He knew that... Salaam.
T.E. Lawrence : Sherif Ali!. So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people. Greedy, barbarous and cruel, as you are.
Sherif Ali : Come. I will take you to Feisal.
T.E. Lawrence : I do not want your company, sherif.
Sherif Ali : Wadi Safra is another day from here. You will not find it, and not finding it you will die.
T.E. Lawrence : I will find it with this.
[showing the compass]
Sherif Ali : [Ali suddenly takes the compass with his stick] Good army compass. How if I take it?
T.E. Lawrence : Then you would be a thief.
Sherif Ali : Have you no fear, English?
T.E. Lawrence : My fear is my concern.
Sherif Ali : Truly.
[Ali gives back the compass to Lawrence]
Sherif Ali : God be with you English.
[And he rides away]