Quotations From FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA

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  • 1.
    No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
    Francis Ford Coppola (b. 1939), U.S. film director, writer, Edmund H. North, screenwriter, and Franklin J. Schaffner. General George S. Patton Jr. (George C. Scott), in Patton (film), opening speech in which General Patton addresses the audience as though they were his troops (1970).

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  • 2.
    Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.
    Francis Ford Coppola (b. 1939), U.S. director, producer, screenwriter. Harry Caul (Gene Hackman), The Conversation, while reviewing tapes of a surveillance operation (1974).

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  • 3.
    Nothing else in the world smells like that.... I love the smell of napalm in the morning.... It smells like victory.
    Francis Ford Coppola (b. 1939), U.S. filmmaker, Michael Herr, screenwriter, and John Milius, screenwriter. Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall), in Apocalypse Now (film) (1979).

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