Howard Koch

(1901_1995 / New York City, New York)

Howard Koch Quotes

  • ''They got a lucky break. Yesterday they were just two German clerks. Today they're the honored dead.''
    Howard Koch (1901-1995), U.S. screenwriter, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Michael Curtiz. Rick (Humphrey Bogart), Casablanca, when informed two German couriers have been assassinated (1943).
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  • ''If it's December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York?''
    Howard Koch (1901-1995), U.S. screenwriter, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Michael Curtiz. Rick (Humphrey Bogart), Casablanca, to piano player (1943).
  • ''Well, there are certain sections of New York, Major, I wouldn't advise you to try to invade.''
    Howard Koch (1901-1995), U.S. screenwriter, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Michael Curtiz. Rick (Humphrey Bogart), Casablanca, response to German who asked if he could picture Germans in New York (1943).
  • ''You can be a good neighbor only if you have good neighbors.''
    Howard Koch (1901-1995), U.S. screenwriter. Michael Curtiz. Schact (Felix Basch), Mission to Moscow (1943). Although in reality highly fictionalized, the film purports to be based on Ambassador Joseph E. Davies memoirs of the same title. Davies himself introduces the film in a prologue.
  • ''Only a modern army will be able to fight a modern war.''
    Howard Koch (1901-1995), U.S. screenwriter. Michael Curtiz. Timoshenko (Kurt Katch), Mission to Moscow (1943). Although in reality highly fictionalized, the film purports to be based on Ambassador Joseph E. Davies memoirs of the same title. Davies himself introduces the film in a prologue.

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