Quotations From EDMUND H NORTH

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  • 1.
    If anything should happen to me, you must go to Gort. You must say these words: Klaatu barada nicto.
    Edmund H. North (1911-1990), U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Wise. Klaatu (Michael Rennie), The Day the Earth Stood Still, While he and Helen Benson are trying to elude the police. (1951). Based on a story by Harry Bates.
  • 2.
    The battle of the North Atlantic is a grim business, and it isn't going to be won by charm and personality.
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. First Sea Lord (Laurence Naismith), Sink the Bismarck! 1960. Based on a true story. Based on the book by C.S. Forrester.
  • 3.
    This is London.
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Edward R. Murrow (Himself), Sink the Bismarck! Famous radio tagline of newsman during the war—he narrates this film as if giving radio broadcasts, 1960. Based on a true story. Based on the book by C.S. Forrester.

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  • 4.
    I think there's a difference between a gamble and a calculated risk.
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Captain Shepard (Kenneth More), Sink the Bismarck! 1960. Based on a true story. Based On A Book By C.S. Forrester.
  • 5.
    Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury. In wartime, it's much too painful.
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Captain Shepard (Kenneth More), Sink the Bismarck! Asked why he shows no emotion, 1960. Based on a true story. Based on a book by C. S. Forrester.
  • 6.
    They have to prove their superiority every day. It's their one tremendous weakness.
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Captain Shepard (Kenneth More), Sink the Bismarck! Referring to the Nazis, 1960. Based on a true story. Based on the book by C.S. Forrester.
  • 7.
    Never forget that you are Germans. Never forget that you are Nazis!
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Admiral Lutjens (Karel Stepanek), Sink the Bismarck! Addressing the Bismarck crew, 1960. Based on a true story. Based on the book by C.S. Forrester.
  • 8.
    It's simple: either you have discipline or you haven't.
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Captain Shepard (Kenneth More), Sink the Bismarck! 1960. Based on a true story. Based On A Book By C.S. Forrester.
  • 9.
    The world only remembers the winners.
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Admiral Lutjens (Karel Stepanek), Sink the Bismarck! 1960. Based on a true story. Based on the book by C.S. Forrester.

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  • 10.
    He's cold as a witch's heart.
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. First Sea Lord (Laurence Naismith), Sink the Bismarck! Referring to a fellow officer, 1960. Based on a true story. Based on a book by C.S. Forrester.

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