“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”
-Roy as he dies in Blade Runner
Something about that quote never fails to amaze me. There’s a certain lyrical quality to it, a pure sense of both wonder and regret. I’ve heard that Rutger Hauer ad-libbed the line, which if true would make it even more amazing.
Hear it yourself here.