13 inspiring quotes from ‘Westworld’

HBO’s science-fiction series about a theme park full of androids has made a splash with fans. These quotations might get your writing juices flowing.

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“Westworld” is a western/science fiction series based on Michael Crichton’s original 1973 screenplay. The show is a writer’s dream. It features well-written, quick-witted, pithy dialogue. Characters routinely quote Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and Mary Shelley.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the series:

1. “These violent delights have violent ends.”
William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

2. “Aren’t you concerned that I’ll smash all of my toys and go home?”
“Westworld” character Dr. Robert Ford

3. “By my most mechanical and dirty hand . . . I will have such revenges on you both.”
William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and “Henry IV (Part II)”

The quote continues:

“The things I will do. What they are, yet I know not, but they will be the terrors of the earth. You don’t know where you are, do you? You’re in a prison of your own sins.”
“Westworld” character Peter Abernathy

4. “Dear, dear, how queer everything is today, and yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night.”
Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

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