Bataille de San Sebastian, La Quotes

Col. Calleja: [upon finding the village deserted] The guns go back! Men, dismount! We leave in the morning!
Leon Alastray: [later in Leon's room] Well, goodnight. Happy dreams, my son.
Col. Calleja: Goodnight. Thank you.
Leon Alastray: I suppose we are leaving before sunup?
Col. Calleja: 'We'? We leave?
Leon Alastray: Well, I must face my bishop, and you the governor.... and report OUR failure. [feigns apathy by thumbing through a Bible]
Col. Calleja: What failure?
Leon Alastray: Our mission. [goes back to pretending to read a Bible]
Col. Calleja: I didn't fail in my mission! I was told to proceed to the village of San Sebastian with arms & munitions: number 1. Number 2: deliver the guns to the population of San Sebastian. And number 3: return immediately to garrison headquarters upon completion of the mission. Where have I failed?
Leon Alastray: Number 2. We did not deliver the guns to the population.
Col. Calleja: But there is no one here!
Leon Alastray: Oh, that's true. [pauses as if confused]
Leon Alastray: But the orders do not say that the population is IN the village.

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Kinita: Would you?
Leon Alastray: Would I what?
Kinita: Hear my confession.
Leon Alastray: Sure. If you will hear mine first.
Kinita: I don't understand.
Leon Alastray: I'll make it quick. I am not a priest. If you ever need money, there's a price on my head.
Kinita: No, it's not true.
Leon Alastray: [looks at her as if to decide how to convince her, then grabs her hair and kisses her roughly] That's my confession! You want to tell me yours? [laughing]

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Leon Alastray: [Kinita is crying, and Leon is drunk] I can't stand sniveling - stop your sniveling. I want to tell you something. Have you ever wondered why I stayed here? Was it because of that... that crazy old priest? Was it because of a god I... I don't even BELIEVE in? Was it because... Because for the first time in my life, I... I felt important, and I liked the 'yes, Father'; 'no, Father'; 'God bless you, Father'? Or was it because of you? [pauses and thinks]
Leon Alastray: I think it was because of you.
Kinita: [realizes he loves her, and lies down beside him]
Leon Alastray: [caressing and kissing her] It's good to feel like a MAN again! [becomes more aggressive, then sits up, staring down at her]
Leon Alastray: I've been a priest too long. Get out. Come on, GET OUT!

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