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(Confronting Puyi in the prison gardens, where Puyi works alone) Perhaps you think we're here to teach men to lie in a new way?
(Puyi continues working as if trying to ignore the Governor) Why did you sign every accusation made against you? I didn't stop you from killing yourself to see you like this! Someone who will sign anything to please his enemies... to please me!
(Puyi continues working) You knew about a lot of things in Manchukuo... even the secret agreements. But you couldn't possibly have known about the Japanese biological warfare experiments in Harbin! Could you? So why did you sign these papers?
I was responsible for everything.
You are responsible for what you do! All your life you thought you were better than everyone else. Now you think you're the worst of all!
(sighs) Why can you not leave me alone? You saved my life to make me a puppet in your own play. You saved me because I am useful to you.
Is that so terrible? To be useful?
The Emperor has been a prisoner in his own palace since the day that he was crowned, and has remained a prisoner since he abdicated. But now he's growing up, he may wonder why he's the only person in China who may not walk out of his own front door. I think the Emperor is the loneliest boy on Earth.
Where are your ancestors buried?
In Scotland, your majesty.
But then, where's your skirt? In your country, men wear short skirts, do they not?
No, your majesty, Scotmen do not wear skirts. They wear kilts.
Who is this George Washington?
A famous American, your majesty. A revolutionary general, the first American president.
Ah, like Mr. Lenin in Russia?
Does he have a car?
He lived a long time ago, your majesty.
*I* want a car.
(bidding farewell to Pu Yi as he is released from reform camp) You see, I will end up living in prison longer than you!
Is it true, Mr. Johnston, that many people out there have had their heads cut off?
It is true, your majesty. Many heads have been chopped off. It does stop them thinking.
(in heavily accented English) I know that you know that I know that you know that that is a dialogue between Confucius and Chuang Tzu.
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