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Dalton Trumbo Quotes and Sayings

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I fought fire with oil.
- Dalton Trumbo

One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that
occasionally you're obliged to act like one.
- Dalton Trumbo

We'll free every slave in every town and region.
Can anybody get a bigger army than that?
- Dalton Trumbo

Privately, I believe in none of them.
Neither do you.
Publicly, I believe in them all.
- Dalton Trumbo

 

I will, proudly and by preference, do at least one
picture a year for King Brothers,
and I will try to make it the best picture that I have it in me to do.
- Dalton Trumbo

I am one day going to be working openly in the motion picture industry.
When that day comes, I swear to you that I will never
sign a term contract with any major studio.
- Dalton Trumbo

The only kind of love worth having is the kind that
goes on living and laughing and fighting and loving.
- Dalton Trumbo

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I never considered the working class anything other
than something to get out of.
- Dalton Trumbo

The only interesting thing that can happen in a Swiss
bedroom is suffocation by feather mattress.
- Dalton Trumbo

Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen.
It is not enough to do your own job.
There's no particular virtue in that.
Democracy isn't a gift.
It's a responsibility.
- Dalton Trumbo

The chief internal enemies of any state are those public
officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
- Dalton Trumbo

Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy.
I don't understand this.
As I think of it, democracy isn't like a Sunday suit
to be brought out and worn only for parades.
It's the kind of a life a decent man leads,
it's something to live for and to die for.
- Dalton Trumbo

Now the truth of the matter is that there are a lot
of things people don't understand.
Take the Einstein theory.
Take taxes.
Take love.
Do you understand them? Neither do I. But they exist.
They happen.
- Dalton Trumbo

Democracy means that people can say what they want to.
All the people.
It means that they can vote as they wish.
All the people.
It means that they can worship God in any way they feel right,
and that includes Christians and Jews and voodoo doctors as well.
- Dalton Trumbo

A good businessman never makes a contract unless he's
sure he can carry it through,
yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign
a marriage contract without considering whether he
can live up to it or not.
- Dalton Trumbo

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.
- Geraldine Ferraro

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out
in a war fought with the atomic bomb.
Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
- Albert Einstein

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

I believe, in my prime, I could have fought with anybody alive.
- Rocky Marciano

War is usually fought over diminishing resources,
particulary those that we perceive to be extremely valuable.
- Dennis Weaver

Artie travels all the time.
The rehearsals were just miserable.
Artie and I fought all the time.
He didn't want to do the show with my band;
he just wanted me on acoustic guitar.
- Paul Simon

I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that
it isn't ideas but grief,
struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
- Margaret Anderson

We will never forget those like my great-grandfather who fought at Vicksburg.
- Roy Barnes

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.
It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who
leads that gains the victory.
- George S. Patton

That was not what men and women fought for during the war.
- Barbara Castle

With a record of 75 fights and 6 losses,
some of the losses were very questionable including
Brian Nielsen when we fought in Denmark.
I knew I won but they didn't give me that fight.
- Larry Holmes

The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments,
and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to
preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.
- Henry Waxman

I am strongly pro-life, and have fought to protect
the rights of the unborn my entire career.
I will continue to fight for this cause because I value
the sanctity of all human life.
- Rob Bishop

Our forefathers made one mistake.
What they should have fought for was representation without taxation.
- Fletcher Knebel

Whenever in future wars the battle is fought,
armored troops will play the decisive role.
- Heinz Guderian

Bob Arum and Don King can do their thing but if I fought
for those guys and they put the money up like they
are supposed to then I don't have a problem.
- Larry Holmes

The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors,
without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared,
but fought as long as they could stand or sit.
- Davy Crockett

We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale,
there can be no possible economic gain for any side.
Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction.
- Lester B. Pearson

I decided I was going to be in love.
I was going to give it everything I had.
It was like heaven on that ranch.
I don't know why we broke up.
We never fought.
- Carrie Snodgress

Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought
and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
- John Stuart Mill

Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win;
others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless
of the chances for success.
- Patricia Ireland

I earned the right to get in the team,
and fought every game to be in it.
- Graham Roberts

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits,
of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly
fought against if one is to remain alive.
- Edith Wharton

The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought
have never been forgotten and are as relevant today
as they were 40 years ago.
- George Lucas

The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed,
but just marks the last place where rival gangs of
shamans fought each other to a standstill.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The general who wins the battle makes many calculations
in his temple before the battle is fought.
The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.
- Sun Tzu

The war being fought in Afghanistan and Iraq is bringing
about a fundamental change to the environment that
has given rise and power to the extremists who export terrorism.
- Craig L. Thomas

The principle though remains the same,
and the important thing is CBS fought hard,
very hard, to protect that principle and will fight again.
- Floyd Abrams

We first fought...
in the name of religion, then Communism,
and now in the name of drugs and terrorism.
Our excuses for global domination always change.
- Serj Tankian

I believe that this is a different war than America
has ever fought in the past.
It is a non-conventional war.
It means that you've got to use every tool you've got available to you.
- Hugh Shelton

But the cause for which we fought was higher;
our thought wider...
That thought was our power.
- Joshua Chamberlain

My mother said I was a clingy kid until I was about four.
I also remember that from the age of eight she and
I fought almost every day.
- Amy Tan

I fought for years and spent a fortune fighting and never got anywhere.
- David Friedman

The important thing in life is not victory but combat;
it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
- Pierre de Coubertin

What's surprising is that the people who fought against
torture here are the communists.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

I fought for peace in the fifties.
- Pete Seeger

I didn't think I was an actor and fought it for a long time.
Nobody paid for that but me.
- Kathleen Quinlan

Where ever the Mavericks are today, we owe it to Michael Finley.
He was the one guy who stayed when we were a terrible team.
He stayed and fought the fight.
- Don Nelson

The war on meth must be fought with a multi-pronged approach.
- Greg Walden

She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals.
She thought we just fought in world war eleven.
- Joan Rivers

My greatest enemy is reality.
I have fought it successfully for thirty years.
- Margaret Anderson

We believe firmly that Communism internally and externally
can and must be fought without resort to the Communist
tactics of the suppression of all individual freedom.
- Emanuel Celler

I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader
who fought for the leadership without compromising
his quite challenging view that the party has to change.
- Francis Maude

We fought no better, perhaps, than they.
We exhibited, perhaps, no higher individual qualities.
- Joshua Chamberlain

The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal,
but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated.
- Aldrich Ames

The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform
since 11 September 2001 has to be fought -
at least by Americans -
in the name of a wise,
honourable and democratic patriotism.
- Todd Gitlin

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world
stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for.
- Thornton Wilder

I think that the very fact that CBS fought and fought and fought in Texas,
in New York.
- Floyd Abrams

I didn't do this for other people; I did this for me.
I fought for this right for me - does that sound selfish?
- Jack Kevorkian

I fought tall fighters, short fighters,
strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers.
It was either learn or get knocked off.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans.
It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come
down to something like this.
- David Axelrod

If I hadn't fought back, I might have been Gidget forever.
- Sally Field

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago,
your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches
through the decades and inspires us today.
- Mike Ferguson

Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over,
like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me.
- Jimmy Breslin

As there is oppression of the majority such oppression
will be fought with increasing hatred.
- Bram Fischer


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