Jackie (2016) Poster

(V) (2016)

John Hurt: The Priest

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  • The Priest : There comes a time in man's search for meaning when he realises that there are no answers. And when you come to the horrible and unavoidable realization, you accept it or you kill yourself. Or you simply stop searching.

  • The Priest : There comes a time in man's search for meaning when one realises that there are no answers. And when you come to that horrible, unavoidable realization, you accept it or you kill yourself. Or you simply stop searching... I have lived a blessed life. And yet every night, when I climb into bed, turn off the lights, and stare in to the dark, I wonder... Is this all there is?

    Jackie Kennedy : You wonder?

    The Priest : Every soul on this planet does. But then, when morning comes, we all wake up and make a pot of coffee.

    Jackie Kennedy : Why do we bother?

    The Priest : Because we do. You did this morning, you will again tomorrow. But God, in his infinite wisdom, has made sure it is just enough for us.

  • The Priest : Jesus once passed a blind beggar on the road, and his disciples asked, Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind? And Jesus said, Neither this man nor his parents sinned. He was made blind so that the works of God could be revealed in him. And with that, he placed mud on his eyes and told him to wash in the Pool of Siloam. And the man did, and he came back seeing. Right now you are blind. Not because you've sinned, but because you've been chosen. So that the works of God can be revealed in you.

  • Jackie Kennedy : I wrote him a letter. That night, before we moved the casket to the Capitol. Do you know what I wrote? That I wanted to die. I wanted to die.

    The Priest : I understand.

    Jackie Kennedy : Do you?

    The Priest : I do. Unless you are asking permission.

    Jackie Kennedy : No, only crass, self-indulgent people kill themselves. No, I was just hoping... if I walked down the street next to Jack's body then someone would be kind enough to do it for me.

    The Priest : In front of the whole world... A famous life, a famous death.

    Jackie Kennedy : I never wanted fame. I just became a Kennedy.

  • Jackie Kennedy : I think God is cruel.

    The Priest : Well, now you're getting into trouble. God is love, and God is everywhere.

    Jackie Kennedy : Was he in the bullet that killed Jack?

    The Priest : Absolutely.

    Jackie Kennedy : Is he inside me now?

    The Priest : Yes, of course. Of course he is.

    Jackie Kennedy : Well, that's a funny game he plays, hiding all the time.

  • The Priest : Take comfort in those memories.

    Jackie Kennedy : I can't. They're mixed up with all the others.

  • Jackie Kennedy : I think God is cruel.

    The Priest : Well, now you're getting into trouble.

  • The Priest : I have lived a blessed life and yet every night when I climb into bed, turn off the lights, and stare into the dark, I wonder... is this all there is?

    Jackie Kennedy : You wonder?

    The Priest : Every soul on this planet does. But then when morning comes, we all wake up and make a pot of coffee.

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